April 8, 2014
Award-winning 5-time director Hunter Weeks tells a story about the world’s oldest people as seen through a journey with his fiancée Sarah E. Hall. They travel the world meeting a handful of the oldest and some of the very last people born in the 1800’s. The goal: to learn about the things that truly matter. The film, inspired by Walter Breuning, follows a heartfelt journey to Georgia, Minnesota, Montana, Texas, Cuba, and Italy.
Audiences have fallen for WALTER. Share this sweet story of life and love with your friends and family.
* There are only five people alive today verified to have been born in the 1800’s
* WALTER: Lessons from the World’s Oldest People screened in theaters in October and November 2014 after a festival premiere at Bend Film Festival in Bend, Oregon.
* Walter Breuning lived to be the 5th oldest man ever.
* Besse Cooper (featured in the film) lived to be the 8th oldest person ever.
* Misao Okawa (not featured) is currently the oldest living person. 116 years old.
* Two of Hunter’s previous films are currently available for streaming on Netflix (Ride the Divide and Where the Yellowstone Goes). All of his films are on iTunes.
* Hunter’s first film, 10 MPH is the first feature documentary on YouTube