“There is no greater journey than the one that leads you home.“
|Jackson Rathbone as Travis
Directed By: Brent Shields
Written By: Camille Thomasson
Cast: Chris Klein, Gretchen Mol
Release Date: January 28, 2007 (TV)
MPAA Rating: PG
Noah Locke, a veteran of World War II, returns home at the end of the war to find that his parents have died, his brother’s been imprisoned and the family farm has been sold. Feeling lost in the world, Noah wanders the rural roads of North Carolina in search of a place to call home. When a mysterious stranger leads him to a small mountain community, he meets and befriends a young widow. The two lonely souls develop a strong attraction for one another and forge a close bond. But when tragedy strikes the community, Noah must decide if he truly belongs in the Valley of Light.
Although his role is fairly small, Jackson plays the role of Travis, the younger brother of Noah. He was put in jail for being part of a robbery (acted out as the driver) and did not want to be able to attend his mother’s funeral because he would be in chains. Throughout the film, the main character portrayed by Chris Klein writes to Jackson’s character.
Travis: I was just driving the car, I didn’t even have a gun. You don’t understand how hard it was with mama sick, I had to get out, I couldn’t breathe. They said I could go to mama’s funeral, but I’d have to be in chains and I couldn’t do that to her.
Travis: You disowning me, Noah?
Noah: You’re the only family I got, Travis.