PRIVATE WOODS

CHOICE FILMS AT UMBRA STAGES - as PROD

Romance - Development 2021

When Sarah sets off with her husband and another couple for a weekend retreat in an isolated lodge in Tennessee, she learns to her dismay that their guide will be Sonny Woods. Sonny, we discover, is a man from her past whom she had once intended to marry until he returned from war deeply changed.

    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Romance, Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Writer(s)
    • Tony GLAZER, Sandra Crockett MOORE
    • Producer(s)
    • Summer Crockett MOORE (Choice Films Inc.), Tony GLAZER (Choice Films Inc.)
    • Synopsis
    • Adapted from Sandra Crockett Moore's critically acclaimed novel from 1988, Private Woods is now a feature film screenplay. When Sarah sets off with her husband, Dick, and another couple for a weekend of deer hunting at an isolated lodge in eastern Tennessee she learns to her dismay that their guide will be Sonny Woods. Sonny, we discover, is a man from her past whom she had once intended to marry until he returned from combat in Afghanistan
      a seemingly altered person. Seventeen years have passed after their last tense meeting following Sonny’s return from the battlefield and much has changed. Sarah, we learn, is at a crossroads – her art career has not panned out as she had hoped but she has yet to admit that to herself or moved on. Instead she finds herself in stasis, living the life of a successful house wife alongside her banker husband. Sonny, on the other hand, has married and earns a living by hiring out as a wilderness guide for city slickers.
      When everyone has gathered at the lodge and Sarah sees Sonny for the first time, she is immediately transported back and, soon, Sarah and Sonny both discover that neither have moved on from their past in the face of a love that will never die. Sonny forces the issue by taking Sarah away with him deep into the wilderness and, after a romantic albeit illicit getaway in an isolated cabin, Sarah will now have to choose between Sonny, her husband and herself.
      PRIVATE WOODS is the explosive and heartbreaking story of life, loss, true love and the pain of growing up in order to finally move on.
    • Production schedule
    • Production is planned in Upstate New York, late 2020 or spring of 2021.