Fly Away 2011 Film | Ashley Rickards + Beth Broderick Movie About Autism

Updated: Mar 12



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About the Fly Away Movie 2011

Directed by Janet Grillo

Produced by Janet Grillo, Pavlina Hatoupis

Written by Janet Grillo

Starring Beth Broderick, Ashley Rickards, Greg Germann, JR Bourne, Reno, Elaine Hall, Zachariah Palmer

Music by String Theory Productions

Production company: Cricket Films, Ministry of Content

Distributed by New Video Group

Release date: April 26, 2011

Running time: 80 minutes


Fly Away Plot from IMDb: “The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, and herself? A parent-child love story, when love means letting go.”


Fly Away Awards:

Arizona International Film Festival Best Feature

Special Jury Prize Ashley Rickards

Voice Awards Honorable Mention

Swansea Bay Film Festival Best International Screenplay


Fly Away Cast and Characters:

Beth Broderick Jeanne

Ashley Rickards Mandy

Aramazd Stepanian Mr. Parseghian

Promotion Rozwell the Dog

Peter Binswanger Kid in Van

Greg Germann Tom

Maui Juno the Dog

Denise Dowse Susan (as Denise Y. Dowse)

Jon Shestack Samuels

Reno Liz Howell

Jay Sincere Assistant

Matthew Antonio Grillo Russell Ice Cream Shop Server #1 (as Matthew Grillo Russell)

Angela Grillo Elderly Woman

Sheridan Cole Ice Cream Shop Patron (as Sheridan M. Cole)

Marisa Laurance Ice Cream Shop Patron (as Marisa Laurence)

Ming Cho Ice Cream Shop Patron

JR Bourne Peter

Tamaira Danyluk Parent at Party (as Tamaira Danyluk-Noriega)

Fonda Jefferson Parent at Party

Maynor Lopez Oscar Ornela Jr. Kid at Party

Brooke Star Michael E. Wise

Judy Mora Dog Park Patron

Scarlett Walker (as Scarlet Walker)

Tomica Baquet

Kristina Hornbek

Tommy Martin

Paul B. Price

Elaine Hall Ms. Quinlan

Matthew Derba Restaurant Patron

Shannon Latimer

Beny C. Valde

Virginia B. Valde

John Yonover

Matthew Yonover

Cannelle Causse Bartender

Casey Martin Restaurant Bar Patron

Jordan Roberts Maitre d'

Ashley Renee Saunders O.T. Aide

Ruben Gonzalez Cashier #1

J.B. Popplewell Cashier #2

Peter Blanchett Kissing Teen #1

Lauryn King Kissing Teen #2

Enrique Zaldua Administrator

Charles Larson Groundskeeper

Salvatore Camarillo Groundskeeper

Luke Rothschild Mr. Lanza

Zach Palmer Dylan (as Zachariah Palmer)


Produced by Lee Adhemar G. Feldshon, Catherine Hardwicke, Pavlina Hatoupis, David F. Schwartz

Music by Luke Rothschild

Cinematography by Sandra Valde-Hansen

Film Editing by Danny Daneau

Casting By Erin Toner

Production Design by Katie Byron

Costume Design by Trayce Gigi Field