AT THE MOVIES
Principal photography has begun on “After the Fall,” a forthcoming film based on the inspiring true story of John and Brenda Fareri, who found solace after the death of their young daughter Maria, by building the world class Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center.
The film, starring David Duchovny and Hope Davis, and Timothy Hutton, written by Carroll Cartwright (“What Maisie Knew”) , directed by Anthony Fabian (“Skin”), and produced by Anthony Mastromauro’s Identity Films, is currently shooting on location in Connecticut.
After Maria died, the Fareris learned that their daughter had made a special wish "for the health and well-being of all the children in the world," as part of a school project. With Maria’s spirit guiding them, her parents, family and 20,000 other members of the community worked together to create a state of the art children's hospital, making Maria’s wish a reality. Today, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital is a place where families are welcomed into the healing process as partners with the staff in the care of their loved ones. This hospital, inspired by Maria’s wish for children’s global health and well-being, not only keeps Maria’s memory alive, but has also gone on to help thousands of children and their families, while becoming the template for future children’s hospitals.