Storytellers

 

January 14, 2016

CBC SUPPORT FOR LIFE IS A HIGHWAY

Infinity Films is starting 2016 on a high note! Our documentary Life is a Highway has received a development investment from the CBC Docs programming strand.

Life is a Highway is the incredible story of Robert Fresco and his son Fraser who is autistic.  Fresco, a Gemini Award-winning director of photography, became the father of twins Fraser and Hallee when he was 56.  With Fraser’s devastating diagnosis, Robert’s life changed utterly and irrevocably. His marriage crumbled, he moved his family from Ontario to British Columbia, he focused less on making films and more on making a life for Fraser and Hallee.  And all through everything, through the painful times, through the tough times, through the triumphs, Fresco, director of photography to the core, filmed the journey of his little family.  The incredible result is over 500 hours of high-quality footage – 18 years in making.  An unprecedented visual documentation of the challenges dealing with autism and, ultimately, the triumph of the human spirit.

Produced by Shel Piercy and Cynthia Chapman and the award-winning team at Infinity Filmed Entertainment Group Ltd., Life is a Highway will be written by Helen Slinger and directed by Slinger and Robert Fresco.  Production is scheduled to begin in May of this year.