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CLANG PRODUCTIONS® presents 
Autumn Run 
A Film by Carol Lang

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About Autumn Run the movie

The Story:

     Four siblings gather at their family cabin 10 years after a tragedy tore them apart.  This bittersweet reunion is the first time they've all been together since the tragic event.  With both parents dedeased and the property left vacant, selling it and moving on may be the best plan.  Will this gathering provide an opportunity to reveal the truth of what happened 10 years ago and help them heal as a family? 

The Film:

     Set in present day at a family cabin on a river in Northern California, the film tells the story of a reunion of four adult siblings and uses flashbacks to reveal scenes from their past, and a family secret that has been kept far too long.  Here we have family drama, love, lies, secrets, sibling rivalry, life-changing decisions, and a truth that finally comes out. 

    The siblings are: Pilomena, Rob, James, and Ben.  We see them in present day, ten years earlier, and a few years earlier than that.  We see their mother, with a younger Ben at ten years old.  We see Ben's mentor, White Hawk. We also see Ben's teenage girl friend, Tracy, and her dog, Spike.  

    During the opening credits:  we see the siblings as they journey to the cabin, and a flashback to Ben's childhood, showing his mischevious nature and how he met his mentor, White Hawk.  More driving scenes as the beauty of Humboldt Coumty is revealed and the siblings get closer to the cabin.  Rob is the first to arrive in his hardware store pickup truck, followed by Philomena in her car, James in a rental from the airport, then Ben on his motorcycle.  

    The protagonist and narrator of the story is the youngest brother, Ben.  Beginning with a prison visiting room scene and a flashback, Ben tells about the event 10 years earlier that divided the family and sent him to prison. 

     Throughout the film, references are made to prior events.  Flashbacks allow us to see those events through the eyes of the siblings as they remember them.  Near the end of the film, we see the siblings signing real estate papers on each others' backs.  This is followed by the burning of the sole remaining piece of evidence of the event that happened 10 years ago. 

    The final scene takes place in the morning following the signing and burning ceremony.  Standing at the river's edge, the siblings enjoy a childhood memory and passtime: skipping rocks.  Then Ben, walking alongside his mentor, narrates a description of the years that will follow.  More Humbold County beauty is shown as the final credits reveal the many people who helped make this film possible.  

     Set along the beautiful Mattole River in rural Humboldt County, California, filming was completed in 15 days in November 2020 while staying within budget and Covid-free. 




FEATURING MUSIC BY

• John Howarth
• David Lynn Grimes
• Jeffrey Smoller
• The SoHum Girls - Marcia Mendels, Chris Manspeaker, Brigette Marie Terry, Bill Moehnke, Marla Joy, & Julie Froblom
• Zoot Horn Rollo (AKA Bill Harkleroad)
• Trippin' the Dew - Seabury Gould & Braedon Lewis
• Kathé Lyth (Celtic Harp)
• Old Dog Band - Marty Dodd, Tom Pexton, Chris Frolking, Dave Deason & Gary Davidson
• "Autumn Run Theme" by Jeffrey Smoller, Fiona Ryder-Gadd, and Marla Joy
• And a guitar track by lead actor James Gadd!



THE PRODUCERS WISH TO THANK:

ACCESS HUMBOLDT
ADINA LEONE
ANGLIN SECOND HAND
AREA 1 AGENCY ON AGING
CAROL RYDER
CLAIRE LANG
COMMUNITY REALTY
DARREN ROSENBAUM
DAVID WELLS
DEAN THOMAS
EUREKA SHIRT CIRCUIT
GREG RICE
HUMBOLDT COUNTY DHHS
HUMBOLDT LIGHT OPERA COMPANY
HUMBOLDT-DEL NORTE FILM COMMISSION
JACK RIDLON
JENNIFER CALLEN
JERRY HAYNES
JIM WILLITS
JOHN HOWARTH
JORDAN DOBBINS
JULIE MANN
JUSTIN (BO) MAIETTA
KATHLEEN & TERRY, CULTON WINERY
KEN ANGLIN
LANDY HARDY
LARRY JORDAN VIDEO TRAINING
LORI COOK
LOST COAST BREWERY
MARLA JOY
MATT LANG
MATTOLE CAMP & RETREAT CENTER
SUZY SMITH
THOMAS DUNKLIN
VALERIE SANFORD

Autumn Run is a Humboldt County California production featuring local writers, director, actors, film crew, post-production editor and musicians.  Filmed on location in Humboldt County, CA at the Mattole Camp & Retreat Center, Petrolia California.

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