Since its inception in 2008, the Adam Yauch co-founded Oscilloscope Laboratories has been the distributor behind an eclectic slate of films, and that tradition continues this year with the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival Grand Jury winner “Welcome To Pine Hill.” The company picked up the film last fall and now a new trailer has been released online.
Centered around Shannon Harper, a non-actor in his first acting role, Keith Miller’s feature-length directorial debut (which he also wrote) follows the untrained leading man in his daily routine as an insurance claims adjuster, living in solitude and trying to make ends meet. After receiving an unfortunate medical diagnosis and having to face his own mortality, Harper decides to make peace with all of the people from his former life as a drug dealer.
Described as John Cassavetes-esque, the film’s almost documentary-like approach shines a light on characters and a world that rarely see a large audience. “Welcome to Pine Hill” gets a limited theatrical release on March 1st. Check out the trailer below.