How often does one think about how much easier life would be with more money? How much happier could they make their family if they could buy them anything they wanted?
Scott Sikma’s award-winning, debut feature film, Root of the Problem will challenge that age-old belief that money is everything. A timely reminder that happiness is something money cannot buy, even if one has a tree that grows actual bills. With its clever screenplay by Francis Damberger and Joanne Sikma and wonderful performances by its talented cast, this film comes to us at a time when we are all searching for the positives in everyday life. Presented by Vision Films and Chaos: A Film Company Inc., Root of the Problem will be available on DVD and video-on-demand on July 7, 2020.
Starring Sergio Di Zio (Flashpoint, Rogue), Claire Rankin (Stargate: Atlantis, Molly’s Game), Jayson Therrien (Fargo, A Miracle on Christmas Lake), Chantal Perron (Heartland, Fargo) and introducing Leslie Bann and Ty Loupelle, Root of the Problem took away the Audience Award at last year’s Calgary International Film Festival and won Best Actor at 2019’s International Christian Film Festival.
Director Scott Sikma believes that his film will encourage people to see that even in the hardest of situations, there is hope and happiness to be found.
“I will always be inspired by the courage shown in Root of the Problem,” Sikma says. “It shines a light on some of life’s darkest moments.”
When a suburban family inherits a real-life money tree, the dad, Paul Campbell (Sergio Di Zio) thinks he has a one-way ticket to easy street. But he loses sight of the things that matter most in life and becomes more distant and secretive with his wife and children. Now, the family will be tested and must search within their hearts to find the answers and discover that it is better to give than receive.
Root of the Problem will be available on July 7, 2020, on VOD for an SRP of $4.99 – $9.99 from platforms including iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox, Amazon, and FandangoNow, as well as cable affiliates everywhere. The film will also be available on DVD from July 14 from all major online retailers.