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TREELINE LAKE

TREELINE LAKE

LANGUAGE: English

Running Time: 25 minutes
Year of production: 2020

SYNOPSIS

A military trauma surgeon and his twenty-something son take the ashes of their deceased wife and mother to Treeline Lake, a place she loved. Against his father's wishes, the son creates a podcast about the experience that he hopes will advance his career as a radio journalist. This is the story of their last trip as a family.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Marcus: Charlz Williams
Scotty: Jonathan Bangs

MAIN CREDITS

Directed by: Sinah Ober
Written & Produced by: D. Jesse Damazo, Sinah Ober
Cinematography & Color: Riley Hanyue Shen
Editor: Qing Shao
Associate Producer & Gaffer: Darrell Brett
Sound: Marc Carlton
Original Music: Timothy Steven Clarke

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of origin: USA
Year of production: 2020
Total running time: 25min 13sec
Shooting format: 2K
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 2048 × 1080
Sound format: 5.1 or Stereo
Exhibition: DCP Available

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Pan African Film Festival - World Premiere, nominated Best Narrative Short
Katra Film Series - nominated Grand Finalist
Maryland Film Festival
Buffalo International Film Festival
Big Muddy Film Festival
Oslo Independent Film Festival
Yellowstone International Film Festival

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Sinah Ober was born in a small village in Germany’s Black Forest to a tailor and a carpenter. She works today as a director, actress, and producer, with recent projects in Los Angeles, Berlin, Tennessee, and Colombia.

PRODUCTION NOTES

Treeline Lake was filmed at 8,500 feet of elevation at Snowslide Lake in remote McCall, Idaho. Production required that every team member hike the film equipment up and down the trail to Snowslide Peak … three times. Special battery powered light panels were built by hand. One crew member fought altitude sickness. Everyone camped and several scenes were shot by firelight.
The director, editor, and cinematographer of Treeline Lake are women, and the entire team is a very diverse crew of overlapping colors, sexual orientations, and gender expressions, all working beyond their ordinary duties and for almost no money to express their craft and tell a story they care about.
Treeline Lake is a film by a director and team with a truly independent creative vision.
The World Premiere of Treeline Lake was at the 2020 Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles.