The Film

The Cast

Twelve-year-old Milton Adams (William Ainscough) feels his world is in crisis. With his parents (Mia Kirshner & David Sutcliffe) stressing about their careers and finances, and the neighborhood bully (Percy Hynes-White) tormenting him, he is constantly anxious. But when Milton’s optimistic Grandpa (Donald Sutherland) comes to visit, he learns the secret to finding true happiness from a man who has seen the world and who has committed to living life in the ‘now’.


Filmmaker and author Barnet Bain built his career telling spiritually themed stories. Select film credits include ‘Milton’s Secret’ (director, writer), Oscar-winner ‘What Dreams May Come’ (producer), Emmy Award nominee, Outstanding TV Movie, ‘Homeless to Harvard’ (executive producer), and ‘The Celestine Prophecy’ (writer, producer).  Through his creativity workshops, Barnet guides people of all ages and walks of life to expand their vision of what is possible, and develop their gifts and talents with passion.  Barnet is a faculty member of Columbia University, Spirituality Mind Body Intensive, and Esalen Institute.  He is the author of ‘The Book of Doing and Being: Rediscovering Creativity in Life, Love and Work’, (Atria, 2015) and ‘The Third Story: Awakening the Love that Transforms’, (Spindrift, 2013).  Barnet is an official partner with ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation’ which enjoys participation of millions of community, corporate, and educational leaders including the White House, who are using Barnet’s creativity content in their 2016-2017 curriculum for communities, schools and corporations. ).  For more info: