EMERALD LAKE

D.U.I.

By Daniel NEARING

9:23 FILMS - as PROD

Road movie - Development 2014

Two brothers and a native American girl confront an inescapable secret. We all drive under the influence.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Road movie, Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Daniel NEARING
    • Writer(s)
    • Daniel NEARING
    • Producer(s)
    • Daniel NEARING (9:23 Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Calvin Lehrer has a dark secret. It’s a secret so dark he keeps it from his own brother. Maybe he’s trying to keep it from himself. When he’s pulled over early one morning and charged with driving under the influence, he loses his drivers license, loses his job, and loses his way.
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      Calvin meets a native woman who is trying to stay out of the reach of an abusive male companion. She enlists the brothers’ help to drive her high into the Canadian Rockies. It’s a journey marked by laughter and lust, and it has an inexorable quality. Calvin is an angry man. His brother, Abraham, is naïve and timid to the point of dysfunction. The girl is guileless and seems to be just along for the ride, but she's holding something back.

      The brothers spend a terrifying night alone in a forest and, freed the next morning, are in a rage that gets them locked up in a Canadian reservation jail and compelled to participate in a sweat lodge ritual that brings on powerful hallucinations. They come face-to-face with the distant past and the early experiences that have defined them.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jun 01, 2014
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