BUCKSVILLE is Portland-based, indie director Chel White’s long awaited, character-driven feature film. A thinking person’s vigilante story, it twists together the timely topics of ethics, capital punishment, and gun control rights. A young man named Presley Alan French (Thomas Stroppel) struggles to accept the reality of being bound for life to the group that was started by his father and uncle twenty years ago. When the group’s agenda becomes increasingly extreme under the control of the wealthy Patron of Justice (Tom Berenger), Presley must decide for himself what is truly right or wrong. With an eerily beautiful tone, BUCKSVILLE is at its heart a film about family conflict and the corruption of ideals.
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“Haunting and frank, (Bucksville) ponders the fine line between good and evil in a rural setting that is both beautiful and dark.” -Ashland Independent Film Festival
“...A stand out... (Bucksville) is a fictional, but all too real, look at extremist militias in the United States and the extent to which some of them go to carry out their ‘missions.” -Jeph Scanlon, Kansas City Star
“A dark, intriguing film.’” -Waterfront Film Festival
“Buckville is an intelligent, thought-provoking and engaging thriller." -VideoViews
“A handsome and poised work, bringing a touch of David Lynch to the story of a young man in a small town trying to break out of a secret vigilante mob to which his family belongs.” -Shawn Levy
Starring Thomas Stroppel, Ted Rooney, Tom Berenger, Nathan Dunkin, Allen Nause, Paul Glazier, Ryan Findley, David Bodin, Alexander MacKenzie, Erin McGarry, Gretchen Corbett, Katy Beckemeyer, Kacie Thomas, Betty Moyer, Robert Blanche, Elijah Nelson, and Storm Large. Music by Tom Brosseau, with "Home on the Range" performed by Wylie Gustafson.
A Running Deer Films Production
Directed by Chel White
Written by Laura McGie and Chel White
Produced by Darren Demetre and Laura McGie
Executive Producers Tom Berenger, David Hume Kennerly, Charles Jennings, Laura McGie and Chel White
DP Marc Greenfield
Editing by Dennis Fitzgerald and Ben Blankenshi
pProduction Designer / Art Director Solomon Burbridge and Greg Arden
VFX Supervisor Brian Kinkley
Costume Design Victoria Inez Mesenbrink
Casting Louanne Moldovan
Director's Consultant Sam Hull
Trailer edited by Dusty McCord
Chel White bio:
A director of narrative, animation and experimental film, Chel White sites dreams as his greatest influence. A Rockefeller Fellow, his work has screened at the Museum of Modern Art (NY) and such film festivals as Berlin, Tribeca, Ann Arbor and Sundance. Harrowdown Hill, White's groundbreaking music video for Radiohead's Thom Yorke, won Best Music Video at 2007 SXSW Festival. Bird of Flames, White’s experimental video for David Lynch and Chrysta Bell, premiered in the 2012 Woodstock Film Festival. White’s other awards include Best Short Film from the Stockholm Film Festival, and Best Narrative Feature for Bucksville from the 2012 Kansas City Film Festival. Chel is a founding partner of the film studio BENT in Portland, Oregon