Wayward: The Road Ahead

The Journey Begins

Joel's life is taking a turn...

Joel Moore finds himself attempting to live up to his father’s high expectations as he goes for his first job interview while also navigating through several other challenges of growing up. Friends are leaving. Relationships are blooming. Joel’s life is taking a turn.

Director: Kyle Marra
Country: USA
Release Date: 09/30/2020
Genre: Drama

Benjamin Staley as Joel Moore

Ben Staley plays the role of Joel Moore, the protagonist, in Wayward: The Road Ahead. This will be the second film in which Ben has had a speaking role. Ben comes from a theatre background but is eager to break into film. Some of his most notable roles include: Peter in Live Oak Theatre's Peter Pan, Dickon in The Secret Garden, Gareth in ReUnKnighted: An Original Medieval Musical Misadventure, and Jesus in Godspell. Ben has been background talent in multiple films, and had a supporting…

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Wade Hunt Williams as Kent Moore

Wade Hunt Williams plays Kent Moore, the father of our protagonist Joel Moore. Wade Hunt Williams is an actor and musician from Los Angeles who has been involved in many aspects of the entertainment business. He spent most of his young years on stage in Tennessee. Musical Theater launched his love of music and acting. Wade has watched and learned from some of the greatest directors, actors and producers Hollywood has to offer.  The independent films with Wade as the lead have grossed over 13 million dollars worldwide. …

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Elyck Walters as Elijah Anderson

Elyck Walters plays the role of Elijah, Joel's best friend, in Wayward: The Road Ahead. Ely is a 16 year old, 11th grade honors student, who has his sights set on Broadway. Training with The Live Oak Conservatory he is involved in Tap, Ballet, Jazz dance, Improv and Voice. He has completed several shows, as a main character, through Live Oak Theatre including Drake in Annie, Jesus in Godspell, Joseph in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Sebastian in The Little Mermaid. Ely also…

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Lenia Richards as Maddie Lovell

Lenia Richards plays the role of Maddie, Joel's good friend and love interest, in Wayward: The Road Ahead. She has acted on stage for quite a few years with roles in Live Oak Theatre's Peter Pan, Annie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Godspell. Lenia is grateful for the chance to explore the film side of performing arts. She has also worked in clay modeling, set design and other visual arts, including artwork used in Root and Branch's "Can I Play Now?". Wayward: The…

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Gwyneth Mitten as Esther McTague

Gwyneth Mitten plays the role of Esther in Wayward: The Road Ahead. Gwyneth loves acting and is thrilled to be in her first film! While a die-hard stage addict, she thoroughly enjoys discovering the ways of film acting. Some favorite theater experiences include her stage debut as Anne Shirley in Anne of Avonlea, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, and most recently, Ariel in The Little Mermaid. Gwyneth has been taking vocal lessons with Randi Olsen along with dance classes at the Live Oak Conservatory. She hopes to receive her Bachelor's in Music Education at the…

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