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"I felt it was the perfect storm of everything meaningful in life coming together," she said.
Her New York connections helped her get big names like Clark and Andrew Wilson, older brother of Luke and Owen Wilson who plays the teen's father.
"When I got involved with the film with Marni, I felt so passionate about it I was willing to do anything and everything," she said.
Film set mostly in Yellowstone becomes finalist in wildlife film festival
Print, Television and Film Talent/Location Resource. Campbell helped organize Jackson area locations and resources for the film and had a speaking role as Owen's father's best friend. A Virginia native, she spent summers during high school in Wilson living with family friends Maureen Mayer and her husband.
It's also a coming of age story as Owen struggles with right, wrong and the gray areas in between.
But she still didn't have much money. She needed local Jackson help and Mayer, her old friend, became her executive producer.
"When you come out of the movie, god help me if you don't think the wolf is beautiful," Zelnick said. "You're supposed to have a reverence for the wolf, but the film is also trying to be objective in showing that everybody has to be part of the conversation."
"Druid Peak" is her first film. Shot in 2011 mostly around Jackson Hole and Yellowstone, it recently became a finalist in the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, one of the most prestigious nature film festivals in the world. The film was a low budget struggle from the beginning to end. His mother sends him, begrudgingly, to Yellowstone to live with a father he's never met.
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In film school at New York University, Zelnick still remembered those summers in northwest Wyoming. She applied for and won a $100,000 production grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which is awarded to one student each year to make a film about science and nature.
Just as the boy grows to love northwest Wyoming for its landscapes and creatures, Zelnick hopes viewers will leave with a new appreciation of the place.
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More than 900 submissions competed for the short list in 23 festival categories. Each was narrowed to only a few finalists. "Druid Peak" will be competing in the Best Theatrical Program category with film giants like Disneynature and Giant Screen Films.
Mayer used connections from decades of living in Wilson to arrange everything from shooting scenes on ranches to discounts on food for the crews to finding a pilot with a single engine plane. Some of the crew members slept in her house during production. The rest shared another house that Mayer found.
Jackson, and her hosts, made an impression on Zelnick. So did Yellowstone's wolves.
"It's literally a who's who in the genre," said Lisa Samford, the festival's executive director. "They are among elite company."
"Druid Peak" is a film about a troubled teen and a wolf, but it's not a fairy tale. It is the story of a person saved by nature. To do that, she moved a boy who's mad at the world from a dead end coal mining town in West Virginia to Yellowstone National Park, a place of beauty and promise with the wildest of creatures.
"We didn't roll into town like the circus and ask people to watch, we rolled in and asked if people would like to help build a circus," she said. "I hope these communities realize how important they were in making the film."As with many independent films, "Druid Peak" is Nike Stefan Janoski Max Flyknit looking for a distributor. The process just started, and Mayer isn't worried.
The film became a part of Jackson and Yellowstone, instead of simply being shot in the area. Close to 100 people from town became extras. A man pulled off of the street played a high school teacher when the original actor never showed.
The film is already proving itself by becoming a finalist in the wildlife film festival.
The West Virginia town was similarly supportive, Zelnick said.
Owen, the son of a biologist, becomes interested in wolves after an unexpected encounter with one.
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