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Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:Wildlike
Program:New American Visions
Competition: Minnesota Made Narrative Feature
MN Made
Filmmaker/Guest Attending
Best of Fest
Release Year:2015
Type:Narrative Feature
Festivals & Awards:Best Narrative Feature - Eugene International Film Festival
Best Director & Narrative Feature Film - Wild Rose Independent Film Festival
Director:Frank Hall Green
Producer:Julie Christeas
Schuyler Weiss
Joseph Stephans
Frank Hall Green
Christine Vachon
Cinematographer:Hillary Spera
Editor:Mako Kamitsuna
Principal Cast:Ella Purnell
Bruce Greenwood
Brian Geraghty
Ann Dowd
Nolan Gerard Funk
Diane Farr
Screenwriter:Frank Hall Green


Filmmaker attending.

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 Bartlett 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.

"A genre-defying film with an unmistakable indie spirit, Frank Hall Green's directorial debut, Wild- like, is a wonderful viewing experience that is both breathtaking to look at and refreshingly opti- mistic." - Brandon Latham, American Literary Magazine

5 out of 5 stars! "Wildlike explores an emotional and physical terrain that will steal you away." - Jacqueline Gurgui, The Examiner

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