An ordinary woman must summon extraordinary courage to survive a nightmare odyssey in this harrowing survival thriller. Sawyer (Hermione Corfield) is an ambitious, overachieving college senior with a seemingly bright future. While on her way to a job interview, a wrong turn leaves her stranded deep in the frozen Kentucky woods. Suddenly, the young woman with everything to live for finds herself facing her own mortality as she’s punished by the elements and pursued by a band of ruthless outlaws. With nowhere left to run, she is forced into an uneasy alliance with Lowell (Jay Paulson), an enigmatic loner with shadowy intentions. Though she’s not sure she can trust him, Sawyer must take a chance if she hopes to escape Rust Creek alive.


Director: Jen McGowan

Writer: Julie Lipson

Cast: Hermione Corfield, Jay Paulson, Sean O’Bryan, Micah Hauptman, Daniel R. Hill, John Marshall Jones, Jeremy Glazer

Producer: Stu Pollard

Executive Producer: Alexandra Jensen, Jamie Buckner

Co-Producer: Harris McCabe, Nicolaas Bertelsen

Cinematographer: Michelle Lawler


San Diego International Film Festival

  • Won: Best Thriller

Breck FilmFest

  • Won: Best Drama

Rhode Island International Film Festival

  • Won: Director Discovery Award

Jefferson State Flixx Fest

  • Won: Best Actress

Behind The Scenes