By Michael MCGUIRE


First film - Completed 2017

n a snow-covered Midwestern town, a young man committed to the church seeks to reconnect with his estranged, drug-dealing brother, forcing them to confront their inner demons, redirecting the course of their lives.

& Awards

Twin Cities Film Fest 2017
Audience Award - Runner Up
Beloit International Film Festival 2018
Best Wisconsin Feature
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2018
World Cinema Now
Newport Beach Film Festival 2018
Sedona International Film Festival 2018
Narrative Features
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 103 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Michael MCGUIRE
    • Producer(s)
    • Michael MCGUIRE, Ben FRITZ
    • Synopsis
    • Seminary student Danny Sullivan begrudgingly returns to his snow-covered, Midwestern hometown to understudy his longtime, terminally ill pastor, Father Rob. But as questions swirl about the young man's past, Danny shifts his focus to finding his estranged brother, Jake.
      With the help of Nicole, a hipster hair stylist from his past, Danny sets off into the night woods to find Jake, setting in motion a story of reconnection. Their interactions during chores, church, ice fishing and festivities twist and turn, from friendly adventures to heated confrontation. As tensions erupt, the brothers find themselves in violent altercation over the past event that sent them on divergent paths in life.