Backcountry, the thriller written and directed by Adam MacDonald, starring Missy Peregrym (pictured below; Rookie Blue, Cybergeddon, Reaper) and Jeff Roop (Heartland) began filming Monday with the addition of Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘s Eric Balfour, pictured above, and Nicholas Campbell to the cast.
“Backcountry is a tense thriller about a young couple, Alex, a seasoned camper and Jenn who is … not. After much convincing, Jenn agrees to accompany Alex to his favorite campsite along the secluded Blackfoot Trail. Insisting he remembers the way, they push deep into the wilderness. After three days, their path disappears, then their food, and then their water. Realizing they have entered bear territory, terror is raised to a whole new level. Throughout the entire ordeal, their already fragile relationship is tested to the limit. One of them is humbled by the forces of nature, while the other finds a wellspring of inner strength – but only one makes it back alive.”
Backcountry is produced by Thomas Michael (Running Mates, Hank and Mike, Greg & Gentillon) of Fella Films.
Filming runs from October 14 through November 6, 2013 in North Bay, Toronto and Vancouver, Canada.
Cinematography by Christian Bielz (Silent Retreat, Rescue Mediums) costume design by Ginger Martini (Darknet), production design by Pierre Bonhomme (Zombie Dearest, The Smart Woman Survival Guide), editing by Dev Singh (Picture Day, 15/Love)
Backcountry is funded by Telefilm Canada and Northern Ontario Heritage Fund.
Backcountry is slated for release in 2014 and will be distributed in Canada by D Films. US and international sales will be handled by Event Film.