Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Idaho Film Synopsis


Director: Chistian Lybrook

Producer: Christian Lybrook, Tom Hamilton and Chris Brock

Cast: Austin Howell, Jim Lile, Kristy Leigh Lussier, Mike Wood and Nathan Hackney

Running time: 24 min.

After 30 years, James returns to the house he grew up in. The house holds his fear and guilt, and it hides the secret to his brother's disappearance.

FIRST CIRCLE (documentary)

Director: Heather Rae

Producers: Heather Rae, Russell Friedenberg, Randy Redroad

Running time: 75 min.

"First Circle" follows families struggling to heal from addiction. The film does not propose to bear witness to every aspect, good or bad, of the social services system, but it does intend to step in and observe where the system stands, with objectivity and compassion.


Directors: Kendall Nelson, John Plummer

Producers: Kendall Nelson, John Plummer

Running time: 50 min.

"Gathering Remnants" might very well be a portrait of the last American cowboys. It reveals the lives of real buckeroos and questions whether traditional cowboys' ways can survive in the 21st century. It made the 2011 "Best of Docs" Sweepstakes finals from the Documentary Channel.


Director: Skip Armstrong

Running Time: 2:32 min.

Understand why Idaho rivers are important to everyone through this visually stunning look at Idaho's most beloved natural

feature—its rivers.

LOST RIVER (feature)

Director: Hugh DiMauro

Producer: Kieran Donahue

Cast: Kieran Donahue

Running time: 90 min.

A movie about the bond that only twin brothers share. One brother dying of cancer, the other willing to do whatever it takes to keep him alive. The two men embark on what may be their last quest. A journey on horseback into the high mountainous country of central Idaho brings unsettled emotions about a life slipping away. Witness the strength of the human spirit and how each man copes with the struggles that lie ahead.

MAGIC VALLEY (feature)

Director: Jaffe Zinn

Producer: Heather Rae

Cast: Scott Glenn, Kyle Gallner, Alison Elliott, Brad William Henke, Matthew Gray Gubler and Will Estes

Running time: 84 min.

As one warm October day unfolds, the sleepy town of Buhl, Idaho, will never be the same. A fish farmer finds his crop destroyed, a couple of kids are playing an unusual game in the sun-dappled fields, and after a wild party, a sleepless teenager is harboring an awful secret. First-time director Jaffe Zinn presents an atmospheric picture of small-town life with a sharp eye and assured hand.

NOBODY CARES (feature)

Director: Travis Swartz

Producers: Travis Swartz, Josie Pusl

Cast: Chris Thometz, Christina Lang, Joe Golden, Tom Donahoe and

Vanessa Hopkins

Running time: 95 min.

Bob Rockefeller has never been loved, by anyone, ever. He's a sad sack who shovels manure for a living. Life has been anything but extraordinary, but that's about to change. During a routine prostate exam, Bob learns he has only 8.5 days to live—8.5 days to find happiness, 8.5 days to find true love, 8.5 days to find a home for his guinea pigs, 8.5 days to make up for 43 years of living a life that totally sucks.


Director: Cory Smith

Producers: Smith Optics

Running time: 12 episodes 5-7 min.

Prospecting Idaho -- Smith Optics's 900-acre private backyard playground. Located deep in the Sawtooth Mountains, Smith's top snowboard and ski athletes come to the incredible Idaho backcountry to live in the wilderness, test product, ride bottomless pow, hit endless kickers and enjoy the good life.

SEASONS (web series)

Director and producer: Skip Armstrong

Cast: Kate Wagner, Brian Breal Ward, Jesse Murphy

Running time: Three episodes, 4 min.

A look at kayaking as sport and the natural beauty of Idaho rivers through the seasons.


Director: Michael Fiefer

Producers: Jay Pickett, Michael Fiefer

Cast: Jay Pickett, Victoria Pratt, Michael Bowen, Patty McCormack, Tom Skerritt

Running time: 114 min.

Eden Jackson returns to his hometown to pick up the pieces of the life he was forced to leave eight years earlier. It proves to be more difficult than expected because the town may not be ready to forgive. An old friend, a new love and a rekindled passion for music open the path to his salvation. On this journey of redemption, Eden affects many other lives and affirms that often the only way back to the light is through the darkness.


Director: Mitch Kohler

Producers: Mitch Kohler, Patty Terrabery, Jesse Cordtz, Rachel Cherny, Ben Shedd

Running time: 43 min.

Twelve-year-old Mitch Kohler of Boise had always wanted to be in a "Star Wars" movie. Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Idaho, his wish came true. The hilarious 35-minute "Star Waiters" fan movie gave Mitch a chance to learn the world of movie production and make him a "star" in the lead role of Luke PieWalker.


Director/Producer: DeSiree' Fawn

Running time: 56 min.

As the summer heat cranks up in the beautiful Sun Valley resort, so does the tension between "wolf lovers" and "wolf haters," with Idaho's first legal wolf hunting season quickly approaching in the fall. "The Phantom Wolves of Sun Valley" documents the war over wolves that's taking place in the West, the result of a successful reintroduction of the species into the same area in which they were eradicated nearly a century ago. Made with the insider perspective of DeSiree' Fawn, a fifth-generation native to the Sun Valley area, who is determined to understand the conflict over wolves and the culture war it

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