Beth lives with constant reminders of her deceased husband — a local health guru named Sproutman. She dodges her neighbors who chant yoga mantras and drink green juices in his honor. When her son grows increasingly obsessed with his dad’s legacy, Beth wonders: who am I now without Sproutman? As Beth forges a path she neither expected nor wanted, she learns that life can hold despair and joy at the same time.
Cynthia Wade is the director of the feature documentaries “Grit” (POV/PBS, 13 film awards, Emmy nominated), “Generation Startup” (Netflix), “Growing Hope” (PBS, Emmy winner), “Living The Legacy” (Sundance Channel), “Shelter Dogs” (HBO) and “Grist for the Mill” (Cinemax). She directed the short documentaries “Freeheld” (Oscar winner, Sundance winner), “Mondays at Racine” (Oscar nominee), “Born Sweet” (Sundance winner), and “Selfie” (Clio award). She holds a BA from Smith College and an MA in Documentary Film Production from Stanford University. Wade has won more than 55 film awards worldwide. She is represented by WME.
Sproutland is her fiction film debut.