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January 16, 2012 10:45 AM
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Project of the Day: A Fishing Trip Goes All Wrong

"Up Country"
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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:


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  • Camp | January 16, 2012 5:12 PMReply

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

  • Mitchell Lerner | January 16, 2012 5:29 PM

    If by "festival circuit" you mean, the Flyway Film Festival, then Pepin here we come!!!!!!

  • Mitch | January 16, 2012 5:01 PMReply

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