Blue Ridge (2012) Trailer
This haunting feature film shot in the remote mountains of Appalachia, stars Sean Gullette (Pi, Happy Accidents) and introduces Eric Sweeney and Audra Glyn Smith.
Paranoid and unpredictable, J.T. (Eric Sweeney) lives a solitary life of used tires and decaying trailers. Despite his situation, J.T. wins the love of Sara (Audra Glyn Smith), an innocent young girl left alone in the world after losing the last of her family. Together they naively plan for a new life at the beach, operating an old amusement park ride. J.T.'s landlord, Mr. Johnston (Sean Gullette -Pi, Requiem), has other plans for him. He wants to keep J.T. tied to the dying trailer park and under his control, hoping to convince him to join his bizarre lifestyle. As pressure builds on J.T. to face his fear of change and of the outside world, Sara holds onto the hope that they can push forward together and live out their dream.
Shot on Super 16mm film over a 28 day period in the rural Appalachian mountains of Virginia, "Blue Ridge" is an uncompromising 97 minute drama with a unique perspective on modern, rural life. Highlighted with subtle humor, authentic locations, lots of interesting small roles, naturalistic cinematography and a great original score, it's a movie that draws you in from the first scene to the last.