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Families Forsake Their City Lives in Favor of a Year in the Wilderness in ‘Seekers’

Families Forsake Their City Lives in Favor of a Year in the Wilderness in 'Seekers'

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Logline: Three families leave their urban lives behind for one year on a life changing adventure in nature.

Elevator Pitch: 
In April of 2012, three families stepped out of their urban homes, locked their doors, and began a journey that would take them into the remote forests of Northern Wisconsin for an entire year. Here they lived in the most primitive of circumstances – no cars, no electricity, no grocery stores, no television – far away from the comforts and conveniences of their modern lives. Seekers chronicles the yearlong immersion of these three families, as they learn to harvest resources directly from the land and live within a collaborative wilderness community.

Production Team:
Michel Orion Scott – Director & Cinematographer – Michel’s most recent documentary, “The Horse Boy,” a film about one family’s miraculous journey across Mongolia on horseback with their autistic son, premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. After garnering rave reviews from The New York Times, L.A. Times, Entertainment Weekly, and Variety, “The Horse Boy” was distributed in theaters and on television around the world.

Genie Anderson – Producer – Also worked on “Here We Are” (prior Indiewire Project of the Day) & “The Big Spoon”

About the Film:
“Seekers” uses the families personal experiences in the wild to explore larger issues. For many of these families, the ultimate goal of this experience was much deeper and more personal than the pursuit of sustainable living practices or simple adventure. Despite their superficial differences, each family shared a similar struggle. Each had expressed a longing for deeper meaning and purpose within their lives; most had described a profound sense of emptiness, loss, and searching; and many were seeking a deeper connection with themselves, their community and the natural world.

Current Status: Post Production (editing and music composition).

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