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Surviving Crooked Lake

Canada, 2008


Young teen Steph and her three pals find themselves hopelessly lost deep in the wilderness when their guide — Steph’s older brother, Jonah — perishes while leading them on a backcountry canoe trip.

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Surviving Crooked Lake

Awards & Festivals

Slamdance Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Vision Award for Cinematography

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  • Sunrise's rating of the film Surviving Crooked Lake

    There are rough moments of scripted dramatics, and often claustrophobic photography, but the work's life and success is reliant upon the reality of teenage girls overcoming nature's real physical conflicts: overcoming rapids, clawing a natural grave and trudging a hill with an deceased adult body. Well casted non-professionals are best when left to these real hurdles, rather than the moments of scripted intention.