Hollywood actor Geoffrey Broderick had to shoot for a graveyard scene in Los Angles. He was told by director Charles Sleichter to be little low profile while crying since Americans are not very vocal and expressive with their feeling. However once in the graveyard and the director said rolling, Geoffrey could not control himself and gave a heart wrenching performance.
He cried loudly and by the end of the shot, everybody's eyes were damp. He was enacting the role of a widower while in real life he is a bachelor. "May be I have some karmic connection to this graveyard," he later commented.
WILL TO LIVE is inspired from a true story. It's the fight of a courageous father for his son ailing from Lymphoma (Cancer). Against all odds, an American father makes his adventurous journey into jungles of Himalayas in the quest of a rare herb that may cure his son's Cancer. He has been given a ray of hope for his son. Battling the depths of the jungles, greed, power and corruption and risking his own life, he tries to fight fate itself.
Produced by Amrit Das under the banner of Ruby Pictures (A netGuru Film), WILL TO LIVE is directed by Charles Sleichter & Paul Emami and co-directed by Biplab Chaterjee. Screenplay is by Alec Doyle & Sudeshna Roy and is based on story by Kelly Groenveld, Santanu & Sharmi Das while director of photography are Soumendu Roy (Satyajeet Roy's Cinematographer) & Mike Bartoski. Film is edited by Sudhakar Gupta. Its star cast is Geoffrey Broderick, Anusha Singh, Erik Altemus, Tara Emerson, Arjun Chakraborty, Subhasis Mukherjee, Pallavi Chaterjee. Music is by Bappi Lahiri and MC Hammer. For the first time in India, English and Hindi songs have blended together in one Album of WILL TO LIVE.