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Neverland, full title Neverland: Never Grow Up, Never Grow Old, is a 2003 indie film by director Damion Dietz with New Media Entertainment and is a dark and surreal modern re-imagining of the classic of Peter Pan and other characters in J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up and 1911 novel Peter and Wendy.

Directed byDamion Dietz
Produced byDamion Dietz, Stephanie Kirchen
Screenplay byDamion Dietz
StarringRick Sparks
Music byJeffery Alan Jones
CinematographyDerek Dale
Edited byScott Baldyga
Release date
  • 2003 (2003)
CountryUnited States


The award-winning film, loosely based on Barrie's work, presents the characters with a twist. It features Peter Pan as an older, androgynous teen, whereas the fairy Tinker Bell is a drugged and burnt out girl, the Lost Boys are hot guys and pot heads, the Darling children are adopted, Wendy Darling is black, Captain Hook is a gay leather man and Tiger Lily is a transvestite. The events take place in Neverland which is an amusement park in the film, rather than the imaginary island.



  • 2003: Won Q Award at Fort Worth Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival
  • 2003: Director Damion Dietz won Honorable Mention at the Dances With Films festival

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