To celebrate the eagerly-anticipated release of The Sky Is Everywhere, the adaptation of Jandy Nelson’s acclaimed novel, we sat down with the cast and director to find out all about this magical new film.

Tucked among the magical redwood trees of Northern California and surrounded by her grandmother’s gargantuan roses, 17-year-old Lennie Walker (Grace Kaufman), a radiant musical prodigy, struggles with overwhelming grief following the sudden loss of her older sister, Bailey Havana Rose Liu). When Joe Fontaine (Jacques Colimon), the charismatic new guy at school, enters Lennie’s life, she’s drawn to him. But Lennie’s complicated relationship with her sister’s devastated boyfriend, Toby (Pico Alexander), starts to affect Lennie and Joe’s budding love. Through her vivid imagination and honest, conflicted heart, Lennie navigates first love and first loss to create a song of her own. Acclaimed filmmaker Josephine Decker directs this moving adaptation of the beloved novel of the same name.

Stars Kaufman, Alexander, and Colimon spoke to us about their love of the script and the story, as well as working with Decker. They also tell us what things they love they would take with them when they pass to the “other side”. Meanwhile, acclaimed filmmaker Decker (the director behind Shirley and Madeline’s Madeline) tells us what drew her to the film, trying to find a cinematic language that matches writer Nelson’s original vision and pulling off one-take shots that need to be seen to be believed.

You can watch the full interviews below:

The Sky Is Everywhere is streaming on Apple TV+ from Friday, February 11th.