Far From Home - UP Original Movie
Premiere: Sunday, February 9 at 7:00 P.M. EST
When Nicholas Bell (Barry Watson) was 22 years old, he angrily left his home on Marrow Island, a small, hardscrabble island town tucked off the coast after a terrible fight with Charley Garrison, the uncle who raised him and owned the local newspaper where Nick started his writing career. Having cut off all contact and gone out on his own, he wrote a wildly successful novel, entitled “Broken Windows,” which led critics to declare him the “new voice of his generation.” Unfortunately, Nick has been unable to follow it up with any work as meaningful or impactful. So, 15 years later, he has quietly settled into teaching undergraduate writing at a small university. Out of the blue, Nick learns that Uncle Charley has died. Reluctantly, he heads back to Marrow Island for the funeral. His arrival is met by one mishap after another, reminding him of how quirky and insular the little island can be. Diner owner Velma (Barbara Pollard), bookstore owner Irene (Christina Jastrzembska), and enthusiastic young writer Rudy (Eli Goree) are eager to see the island’s most famous writer return – as are bank manager Rebecca (Venus Terzo) and land developer Graham Westlake (Paul McGillion). Soon, Nick learns from his honest, forthright and attractive local attorney Libby Wainscott (Stefanie von Pfetten) that some local interest stems from the fact that Charley left him the family’s local paper and key property. Eager to divest himself of the newspaper and get back to his teaching post, his new inheritance instead wedges him smack in the middle of a bitter fight over the future of the island – and face-to-face with the real reason behind what sent him so far from home for so long.