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Toronto Brothers Launch Production Company with Feature Film “All is Fine in ’89”

Newly founded production company Westona has recently completed post-production on its debut film “All is Fine in ’89”.



‘All is Fine in '89’ movie still
‘All is Fine in '89’ movie still

Newly founded production company Westona has recently completed post-production on its debut film “All is Fine in ’89” and is currently seeking distribution. Helmed by Canadian filmmakers Matthew and Adam Lupis, the feature-length coming-of-age drama draws inspiration from the Brat Pack films of the 1980s. It is positioned to captivate audiences with its nostalgic portrayal of a pivotal moment in history. More info here.

“All is Fine in ’89” highlights America’s transition from the excessive 1980s to the post-Reagan 1990s. The film follows the intersecting lives of four students and two teachers at Romano High, set on the day the Berlin Wall was torn down. It’s the last field party of the decade, and everything comes to a head as lines are drawn, loyalties are challenged, and lives are changed forever.

Paying homage to John Hughes classics like “The Breakfast Club” and “Sixteen Candles,” as well as such timeless favourites as “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and “Dazed and Confused,” “All is Fine in ’89” tells the story of a group of students leaving the safety of their high school hallways to face the uncertainties of the real world, paralleling the transition from the colourful, patriotic Reagan era to the Bush-led, post-Cold War 1990s.

Matthew, writer and director of the film, comments:

“As a storyteller, I’ve always been fascinated by moments in history that define generations. This film captures a time when America was on the brink of change and we wanted to explore how that impacted the lives of our characters at Romano High.”

“Bringing ‘All is Fine in ’89’ to life has been an incredibly rewarding journey,” notes Adam, who co-produced the film and plays one of the leads. “It’s more than just a film about a specific year—it’s about the universal experience of navigating adolescence amid societal shifts. I’m proud to have been a part of this project that resonates so deeply with our shared nostalgia and growth.”

‘All is Fine in '89’ movie poster

‘All is Fine in ’89’ movie poster

The upcoming release of “All is Fine in ’89” coincides perfectly with the current buzz surrounding the documentary “Brats” (Hulu), which explores the iconic Brat Pack era. With names like Andrew McCarthy, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Antony Michael Hall, and Rob Lowe once again in the spotlight, evoking nostalgia for the 1980s, this cultural moment offers a poignant reflection on the era’s cinematic spirit.

“All is Fine in ‘89” boasts a cast of fresh new faces reminiscent of the iconic Brat Pack, each bringing their own unique flair to the screen. The ensemble includes Adam Lupis (“The Dessert” on Crave), Shelby Handley (“Cheat” with Rodrigo Massa), Dani Romero (“Eli Roth Presents: A Ghost Ruined My Life”), Tom Keat (“Fear Street: Prom Queen” on Netflix), Damien Gulde, and Dylan Hawco (“Crocus” directed by Massimo Meo).

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