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We are happy to present the exclusive web only trailer and first of seven behind the scenes webisodes of The Art of Travel. Each month, we’ll premiere a new webisode - and in-between, we’ll have biweekly blogs from the actors and filmmakers, plus cool image captures from the movie.

This story has been three years in the making, and shooting the film over 7 weeks in 5 countries was an adventure for the entire cast and crew.

No, The Art of Travel is not a documentary or the retelling of the bestselling philosophy book with the same title - It is the story of Conner Layne, a high school grad with a full ride to college who finds his plans interrupted by a life changing moment… a moment which becomes the spring board to a travel adventure that ultimately changes Conner’s hopes and dreams.


So imagine trying to cold call agents, as the producer, making an offer to the actors you would like to cast in your movie. Agents ask, “Where are you shooting your film?” “The Jungle,” we reply. “Hawaii?” “No, Nicaragua, then Panama.” “Who is the casting director,” they ask? We say, “We don’t have one!” Then they ask about the budget. We change the subject quickly and turn it toward the vision we have for the movie and pray they don’t ask us the question until after the actor has read the script.

This is webisode number 2, about how the cast of The Art of Travel came together, how Christopher Kennedy Masterson (Malcolm in The Middle) came to play the role of Conner, the main character, and how Brooke Burns, Johnny Messner, James Duval, Jake Muxworthy, Shalim Ortiz, Angelika Baran, Bijou Phillips, Alexandra Breckenridge, Tommy Savas, Danny Trejo and Maria Conchita Alonzo came to play their roles.

Salude from the Filmmakers!

Thomas Whelan
Brian LaBelle
Emyr G. Graciano
Christopher Kennedy Masterson


Before you dive into the webisodes, check out the trailer for The Art of Travel



Download The Art of Travel Trailer:


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  • Small (320 x 240 - QuickTime - 11.63 MB)


THE ART OF TRAVEL VIDEO BLOG #2: “Casting The Net” –
How exactly do you woo a cast willing to travel into the wilds of Central America…



Download The Art Of Travel Video Blog #2:


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  • Small (320 x 240 - QuickTime - 17.95 MB)



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