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Project of the Day: ‘Feral’ Follows Boy Raised in the Wild

Project of the Day: 'Feral' Follows Boy Raised in the Wild

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Feral

Tweetable Longline: Jack spent his childhood in the rough wilderness and is now reunited with his mother after 14 years.

Elevator Pitch: A boy left in the wilderness at the age of 2, is reunited with his mother 14 years later. As he tries to adjust to the world around him, he and his mother face the fear and intolerance of their community. Struggling with her faith as she tries to reconnect with her long lost son, the Mother must decide is it best to return him to where he was raised or attempt to adjust him to a society that rejects him. A story of intolerance and unconditional love.

Production Team:

Director: Jessica Belle Garcia
Producer: Anthony Fletcher and Alexandra Schulsinger 
Director of Photography: Rick Cook
Editor: Jessica Belle Garcia

About the Project: “Feral” follows Jack who is reunited with his mother like an animal after having spent his childhood on his own in the forest. The film confronts Grace’s understanding of human disposition and challenges her tolerance and efforts of unconditional love toward her son. 

“Feral” addresses our primal human needs and how they can become deranged by the pressures of society. I chose this concept because of my own personal struggle with understanding love and acceptance and I hope to reach out to those who are developing their own field of compassion.

Current Status: Still working on pre-production and funding

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