From director David Trotter and co-writer/star Tripp Fuller, The Road to Edmond is a provocative faith-based indie film that follows a youth pastor on a life-changing road trip after his church puts him on a two-week timeout.
Nathanael Welch stars as Cleo, a youth pastor in suburban Denver who finds himself in trouble when a gay teen seeks his counsel. When he shows genuine support, he finds that his job is soon in jeopardy. The church’s Elder Board becomes aware of the situation and demands that he take two weeks off to consider his actions and the impact on his role in ministry.
Distraught by the arrival of this news via email, Cleo grabs a backpack and bike to hit the road and figure out what’s really true. His journey takes a turn toward Edmond, Oklahoma, when he hitches a ride from a mysterious traveler named Larry and his dead father. Larry’s intense skepticism along with a string of peculiar signs, causes Cleo to question more than his relationship with the teen… he begins to question the very existence of love.