An unlikely friendship forms in the spectacular Alaskan wilderness, giving a runaway girl hope and sanctuary in America's last frontier.
Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. She longs for her struggling, absent mother, but as her mom’s phone calls become less frequent and her uncle’s care is not what it seems, she must flee. Her only thoughts are to escape her uncle’s grasp and contact her mother somehow, but as she plunges deeper into the Alaskan interior she is suddenly helplessly alone. A chance connection with a loner backpacker, Rene Bartlett, proves to be her only lifeline. As Mackenzie shadows Bartlett across the last frontier, she thwarts his efforts to cut her loose until Bart has no choice but to help her survive in the wilderness. Against the backdrop of a spectacular Alaska landscape, they discover the redemptive power of friendship. Mackenzie and Bartlett prove to be the unlikely salve for each other’s scars, until the damage Mackenzie carries with her threatens to destroy her newfound sanctuary. Returning to civilization, Mackenzie is once again at risk of capture by her uncle as he hounds with manipulative calls and messages. When Bartlett finally discovers her alarming secret, he must make a bold choice to take real responsibility for Mackenzie and help her escape her traumatic past and return home.
Frank Hall Green
Frank Hall Green is a writer/director and producer and partner at Catch & Release Films. His directorial debut feature WILDLIKE played over 100 festivals, has won over 60 festival awards and comes to theaters in Fall 2015 via Amplify, Level Film and Inception Film Partners. Produced by Christine Vachon/Killer Films, Tandem Pictures (SLEEPWALKER) and Joseph Stephans, it is filmed on 35mm in Alaska, and stars Ella Purnell, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Nolan Gerard Funk and Ann Dowd. Along with producer Tom Heller (FOXCATCHER, PRECIOUS, 127 HOURS, MUD), he is a partner of Catch and Release Films in New York. They are currently producing the adaptation of BOY21 by Matthew Quick (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK) to be directed by Lasse Hallstrom (WHATS EATING GILBERT GRAPE, CIDER HOUSE RULES). Frank is also a producer on REMITTANCE, the sophomoric feature of writing/directing team Joel Fendelman and Patrick Daly (DAVID). Recently, he produced GHETTO KLOWN on HBO, the award-winning one-man show of John Leguizamo. He was a producer on ALLEGIANCE starring Aiden Quinn, Bow Wow, Seth Gabel and Pablo Schreiber and 1-900-TONIGHT starring John Turturro based on the film by Theo Van Gogh among many other films.