Project of the Day: A Fishing Trip Goes All Wrong

Project of the Day: A Fishing Trip Goes All Wrong

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“Up Country”

Tweetable Logline:

A film about a fishing trip gone horribly wrong.

Elevator Pitch:

A couple of friends hire a guide to take them on a fishing trip in a remote part of northern Maine–a place so remote they don’t bother to name the towns. But, when the guide takes all their gear, they find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere.

Production Team:

Writer/Director: Lucas McNelly
Cinematography by: Dustin Pearlman (“Who Shot Mamba?”)
Produced by: Sean Hackett (“Homecoming”), Lucas McNelly, David Young
Cast: Kieran Roberts, Jonny Mars (“Wuss,” “The Happy Poet”), Tyler Peck

About the film:

“UP COUNTRY is a film born out of necessity, made on a shoestring by leveraging available resources. I had access to the woods around my family’s hunting camp in northern Maine (and the surrounding woods), so I decided to build a film around that. We flew people in from around the country and shot a feature in 7 days in the middle of nowhere. The result is a character drama anchored by some fantastic performances and beautiful cinematography, all shot with nothing more than some bounce boards in the middle of the woods.” — Lucas McNelly

Current status:

Post-production.
 

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Comments

Camp

Looks more like Gerry, IMO. Can't wait to see this on the festival circuit next year.

Mitch

Sounds like the Blair Witch Project. Or Deliverance. Or really, about a hundred other movies. Next, please.

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