The Guide
Railroad Square Cinema, Cinema 1Sun, Jul 14, 2013 12:30 PM Event Date Passed
Waterville Opera HouseSun, Jul 21, 2013 3:30 PM Event Date Passed
Film Info
Category:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2013
Runtime:89 Minutes
Premiere Status:Maine Premiere
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Clayton Myers
Don Scribner
Jan-David Soutar
Nicholas Russell
Stephanie Leone
Director:John Meyers
Producer:Lee Libby
Nancy Aggers Bessey
Screenwriter:John Meyers
This Maine-made drama was shot on location in Rangeley and Rumford, far from the Maine most out-of-staters know—or, perhaps, want to.  Deep in the frozen tundra of Maine’s majestic North woods, the hunt would have been like so many others for master buck tracker and guide Joe Dawkins.  An inexperienced and unworthy hunter named Greg has traveled hundreds of miles to be led into the wilderness to bag a deer.  Except this time, at an abandoned logging camp far away from civilization, the hunter becomes the hunted. The peace and solitude of the woods, once Joe’s touchstone, no longer exist for him. Haunted by guilt over his wife's sudden death a year earlier when he wouldn’t abandon a ten-pointer’s track and return to her side, Joe is on the brink of madness.  On his way to rendezvous with Greg, Joe unexpectedly discovers that his only child, Jenna, has fallen into an abyss of meth addiction in a down-on-its heels mill town under the thumb of a violent dealer.  Saving her becomes the only purpose remaining for Joe’s life.  Yet when he gets on the track of the very same buck that eluded him a year before, he and Greg will face the ultimate test of survival as Joe’s tortured soul seeks a vicious end…or redemption.