Dash Mihok plays a middle school teacher who believes in a 12-year-old graffiti addict in the independent film "Quest." He sits down with Alyssa Julya Smith in Los Angeles to talk about the inspiration behind the film and the man who put everything on the line to win a kid's trust.
"Quest" is based on the true story of filmmaker Santigo Rizzo, who wrote the film with his mentor and hero Tim Moellering. Rizzo tells his story from the perspective of "Mills," who is 12-years-old at the time the film takes place.
Tim Moellering was a humble middle school teacher and football coach in Berkeley California who believes that there is no such thing as a bad kid, only a bad situation. The film was directed by Rizzo in honor of Tim who died in 2011 of pancreatic cancer.
The film showcases the friendship between the two and what focuses on Tim's rules of integrity and the lessons about life "Mills" learns through this relationship. The film screened at Slamdance in Utah in January.
Mihok also discusses season 6 of Showtime's Ray Donovan, which is set to start production in April. The show is moving its set from Los Angeles to New York for the first time in the show's history.