Sideline Pictures presents a survival crime drama “Blood on the Leaves,” starring Imani Khiry (“Made in Cleveland”) and Billy Nally (“Hindsight 2020”).
The film also features actors Brendon Taylor (“Banshee,” “Running in Circles”), Carl Clemmons (HBO’s “The Wire,” “Southpaw,” “Out of the Furnace”), Dallas White, Danny Kelly, John Furman (“Downsized”), Kieron MacLeod (“Kiss Me Goodbye,” “Mason”), Cindy Fernandez-Nixon, Patrick Stanny (“Because We’re Numb”), Petra Bryant (“Insomnia”), and Aundre Artemus (Young Gwalla).
“Blood on the Leaves” centers on a young black, city boy (Khiry) who is grappling with the sins of his past as he buries a body far from the city near an old Pennsylvania logging plot. In the midsts of digging a shallow grave, a tree falls, injuring him and pinning him to the ground. A nearby older white, country bow hunter (Nally), startled, drops his bow and runs towards the sound of the fallen tree. The hunter is unable to move the massive tree, or free the city boy. Just as he is leaving to find help, he stumbles across the covered body. The city boy pulls a gun on the hunter. Locked in a deadly standoff, they are alone in the middle of the wilderness.
Vincent Barnard (“Blue Card Web Series,” “Hey Coach”) wrote, directed, and edited “Blood on the Leaves”. The film also features the work of director of photography Ryan Haggerty (“Tearing Down the Tent,” “Summer Hatch”), assistant director Craig Inzana (“Blue Card Web Series,” “Main Web Series”), production designer Rachel Bertrand, special effects artist Nora Hewitt (“FaceOff,” “The Misfits: Video”), and production audio technician Mike Hurst (“Judee Sill: How to Give My Heart Away”)
“Blood on the Leaves” was shot entirely in Pennsylvania near Cooksburg, DuBois, Brookville, and Philadelphia.
“Blood on the Leaves” is slated for release on June 2016. The film will be distributed to select independent theaters by Sideline Pictures.
BLOOD ON THE LEAVES - in select theaters June 2016
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