By Nickolas Angelo FRANGIONE


True Story - Completed 2018

With the current political/social climate, BUCK RUN is an exercise of empathy for and an honest look at rural America within a sensitive coming of age story. It is an intimate, personal story for our director who grew up in small-town central Pennsylvania.

& Awards

Palm Springs International 2019
World Cinema Now
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • True Story, First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Duration
    • 82 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nickolas Angelo FRANGIONE
    • Writer(s)
    • David HAUSLEIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • Shaw Templeton (Nolan Lyons) is already experiencing life’s harsh realities well beyond his early teen years when his mother, whom he is solely caring for at home, dies following a protracted bout with cancer. Getting to school on time, keeping up with homework and friends immediately become luxuries he can’t afford when Shaw finds himself the responsibility of his estranged father William (James Le Gros), an alcoholic, emotionally fragile veteran eking out a bare-bones existence in the woods of their economically depressed rural Pennsylvania town.

      While his father spends his days hunting deer with his buddy John (Kevin J. O’Connor), as both beloved pastime and a means to put food on the table, Shaw races around on his bike, gathering his cherished belongings from the only home he has ever known, in an attempt to scrape together any semblance of the once comparatively stable life slipping away before his eyes. As he makes the effort to coexist with someone he doesn’t know, much less know if he can trust, Shaw sees occasional glimmers of the responsible parent his father seems to want to be.

      But William may ultimately be too damaged, rendering him incapable of being what his son needs most as Shaw indefatigably pursues a dignified burial for his mother. And in the process, perhaps without even realizing it, a path to a better life for himself despite having no one to show him the way.