BUCK RUN

PSIFF 2019 Official Selection Laurel - B
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Evocative...timelessly melancholy.”
-Variety
Perfect evocation of what it’s like to live in conservative, rural America at this particular moment.”
- Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival Jury
"Beautifully acted, very well shot.”
- Ray Greene LA Critics Association
Impeccably crafted...you can't look away.” 
- Christian Toto, HOLLYWOOD IN TOTO

Sincerity is felt in almost every careful frame.”

Jonathan W. Hickman, DAILY FILM FLIX

“Like this year’s HONEY BOY...BUCK RUN offers a realistic look at Shaw’s bleak options.”

- Loren King, ALLIANCE OF WOMEN FILM JOURNALISTS

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Director Nick Frangione draws on his childhood memories of growing up an outsider in rural Pennsylvania for this affecting drama. After the death of his mother, heartbroken 15-year-old Shaw (Nolan Lyons, Boardwalk Empire) is compelled to move in with his estranged father (James Le Gros), a conflicted alcoholic more concerned with hunting deer than raising a son. Shaw, already a bullied outcast at school, struggles to come to terms with his grief and his new life with an emotionally distant dad while wanting a traditional funeral for his mom — something his father can’t afford. Frangione evokes what it’s like to live in conservative, rural America at this particular moment. In a world of swap meets and damaged souls, will this grieving teen find a place to fit in?

Awards

Fayetteville Film Festival - Best Narrative Feature Film

Flickers Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival - Best Feature Film First Prize

Nordic Int'l Film Festival - Best Feature Film

Breckenridge Int'l Film Festival - Best Actor, Nolan Lyons

Santorini International Film Festival - Best Feature Film

Tiburon International Film Festival - Orson Welles Award

(For achievement in Directing)