Treeline Lake
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.
I recently completed Treeline Lake in collaboration with a scrappy cast and crew of independent filmmakers, including Sinah Ober, who directed the film (lucky me). We shot the film at 8,500 feet of elevation at Snowslide Lake in Idaho.
Treeline Lake premiered at the Pan African Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best Narrative Short, won the Grand Prize for Best Short Film at Katra Film Series, and is also an official selection of Maryland and Big Muddy Film Festivals, and a few others as well.
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