“There’s no such thing as a bad kid. Only a bad situation.”
Before Tim died of pancreatic cancer in 2011, he left me with his Top 10 Rules to Live By. He wanted me to share them with the world. Please help me spread them.
The City of Berkeley voted on a $5mm bond to build Tim Moellering Field on MLK Jr. Way & Derby Street in Berkeley, California. This is the plaque dedicated to him.
Tim Moellering was a VERY loyal Cal Alumni, in 38 years, he never missed a Cal Home Game.
Tim was so loyal that he even scheduled chemotherapy treatments after his surgery around the games!
After graduating from Stanford and moving to NYC, Tim decided to paint the house Blue and Gold. For holidays, I would always come home to be with him. So maybe he painted it in part to make sure I knew whose house I was in after going to Stanford!?
We filmed Quest here, in our real home. Tim and I bought a different house together which he bought with me so that I would be safe when he was gone. I sold it in order to make Quest. If you could share the website and help spread the message of love, that would be very generous and greatly appreciated. If there’s any extra money gained, I will be sure to share it with programs/projects that support the kids that need it the most. The website can be shared via the button on the bottom right of each page or please watch the movie/become a member/donate here:
Where I’m sitting in the living room is exactly where Tim died. I was holding his hand when he took his last breath and whispered in his ear that he was deeply loved. I told him that one way or another I was going to make our movie for him. We wrote the first drafts of Quest together.
Tim never broke a promise to me and I was not going to break that promise to him. This is why the opening of the movie is “Based on Promises Never Broken…”
Even during Tim’s final days, he still could not admit he was proud I went to Stanford. I tried to force him to admit it, but he refused! He was so loyal to Cal like that! But the truth is, I know he was very proud (even with all the mistakes I made). I never would have gone to Stanford if not for Tim. And I never would have been able to make Quest without some of the opportunities that opened up through Stanford. And I never would have lived this story without Cal. So long as we are doing our best to give back and be of service, we are on the right path. If all of us can do a little more giving, then together we can shift humanity. Tim taught me this. Through his actions. Tim Moellering was a beautiful example for all of us. He was incredibly grateful to have gone to Cal and he was the most generous person I ever met growing up in Berkeley. I am deeply grateful for his lessons and blessing.
UC Berkeley was very kind to let us film on the campus. This is a frame from the movie when Tim goes running. Truth is Tim didn’t ever run, but he rode a bike everywhere. Since we didn’t want to show modern cars in the movie (it’s 1995), it was very difficult to have Tim ride a bike. Tim also didn’t like waking up early in the mornings… those are admittedly the two things in the movie that are least accurate about Tim’s character.
We filmed at a live Cal Game:
Actual screenshots from the movie Quest – The Truth Always Rises
Greg Kasyan getting ready for the scene with the hot dog vendor.