Published on Oct 11, 2011
This is the trailer for Chel White's feature film "Bucksville," a story of a young man (Thomas Stroppel) who struggles to leave a small town militia in the shadow of a wealthy militia kingpin (played by Academy Award™ nominee Tom Berenger [Inception, Platoon]). A thinking person's vigilante film, Bucksville takes on topics of ethics, corruption and family conflict in the setting of a sleepy wooded town in the Pacific Northwest.
"Haunting and frank, (Bucksville) ponders the fine line between good and evil in a rural setting that is both beautiful and dark." -Ashland Independent Film Festival
"...this thriller is both sociologically fascinating and completely suspenseful as it delves beneath the surface of radical extremism." -2012 Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival
"...A stand out... (Bucksville) is a fictional, but all too real, look at extremist militias in the United States and the extent to which some of them go to carry out their 'missions." -Jeph Scanlon, Kansas City Star
"A handsome and poised work, bringing a touch of David Lynch to the story of a young man in a small town trying to break out of a secret vigilante mob to which his family belongs." -Shawn Levy, The Oregonian
Starring Thomas Stroppel, Tom Berenger, Ted Rooney, Ryan Findley, Alexander MacKenzie, Erin McGarry, David Bodin, Allen Nause, Paul Glazier, Nathan Dunkin, Gretchen Corbett, Katy Beckemeyer, Kacie Thomas, Betty Moyer, Robert Blanche, Elijah Nelson, and Storm Large.
Music by Tom Brosseau, with "Home on the Range" performed by Wylie Gustafson.
A Running Deer Films Production
Directed by Chel White
Written by Laura McGie and Chel White
Produced by Darren Demetre and Laura McGie
Executive Producers Tom Berenger, David Hume Kennerly, Charles Jennings, Laura McGie and Chel White
Director of Photography Marc Greenfield
Editing by Dennis Fitzgerald
Production Designer / Art Director Solomon Burbridge and Greg Arden
VFX Supervisor Brian Kinkley
Costume Design Victoria Inez Mesenbrink
Casting Louanne Moldovan
Director's Consultant Sam Hull
Trailer edited by Dusty McCord
"Intense and dark, (Bucksville) keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time... As suspense/action dramas go, this has to be one of the best I have seen." -Tyler Hillsman, The Upsider
"...An ambitious, handsomely mounted and suspenseful experience." -Marc Mohan, The Oregonian