Bleeding reality into fiction, Welcome To Pine Hill follows Shannon Harper, a recently-reformed drug dealer on a quest to make peace with the streets of his past and find clarity in the woods of Upstate, New York. Forging through urban and rural landscapes, the film offers an intimate and meditative portrait of one young man's confrontation with mortality and journey to freedom.
Writer/Director Keith Miller and the real-life Harper first met fighting over a lost dog. Dramatizing the incident and a range of true experiences, Miller's vérité shooting and improvised takes capture an extraordinarily natural debut performance by Harper and a supporting cast of non-actors.
Welcome to Pine Hill was selected for the 2011 Independent Filmmaker Lab and is slated for early 2012 release.