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2016 | Color | Running time: 93 minutes | Aspect ratio: 2.35 | www.theharrowmovie.com


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Attn: Kevin Stocklin
Tel: 1 646 752 5866
Email: kstocklin@secondactfilms.com


Synopsis

Miller, a southern drifter, lives in seclusion in an abandoned 100-year-old slaughterhouse - his only company is visions of Gale, his dead lover who was murdered a decade ago. When Gale’s daughter Ruth arrives, looking to dig up the past, she and Miller reassemble the shards of his shattered memory and are horrified at what they uncover.

“From start to finish, everything is beautifully visualized. Toying with timelines and reality can be difficult, but THE HARROW walks that line and keeps every moment grounded in the characters’ emotions … it remains engaging in every timeline and reality.”
Blacklist Script Review

Kevin Stocklin | Director, Writer & Producer

THE HARROW is the debut feature film for award-winning Writer/Director Kevin Stocklin. His prior work includes four short films and the documentary We All Fall Down, distributed by Icarus Films and winner of the CINE Golden Eagle, the Chris Award and Four Telly Awards. His works have screened at festivals, museums and exhibitions worldwide.


Director's Statement

The Harrow is a psychological thriller set in the Southern Gothic/Noir tradition.

Its protagonist, Miller Lee, spends his days in self-imposed solitude in an empty century-old slaughterhouse. He is haunted, or kept company, by visions of Gale, a woman he loved a decade ago who was brutally murdered. Into this world comes Ruth, a young girl with a desperate need to know the truth about her mother’s death. This need drives her to push her way into the dark passages of Miller’s psyche. Miller feels for Ruth, as the daughter of the woman he loved, but he cannot give her what she seeks. Over three nights together in the slaughterhouse, Miller and Ruth engage in a game of quid pro quo, each trading elements of their own grim past, lifting layers until the long-buried truth emerges.

We shot this film over three weeks during the harvest season in North Carolina. I wanted to set this story in the South, which has always seemed to me America’s greatest wealth of history, tradition and stories. The characters in this story are all tightly bound to their past, struggling to break free from their deeds and circumstances. Their tragedy is that, even though their hearts can change with time and revelation, they remain forever bound to the deeds of their youth.

—Kevin Stocklin, Writer/Director

Filmography

Eve (2011)

The Position (Best Short Film, Big Apple Film Festival, New York, 2010)

Case Closed (2009)

We All Fall Down: the American Mortgage Crisis (2009)

Tom and Jeraldine (2008)

Leading Actors

Tom McKay

Tom McKay as Miller

Appeared in:
Kill Command
The Bastard Executioner
The White Queen
Hatfields & McCoys
Sonya Harum

Sonya Harum as Ruth

Appeared in:
The Grief of Others
Almost There
Forever
Gossip Girl
Maggie Geha

Maggie Geha as Gale

Appeared in:
In Stereo
Ted 2
The Rewrite
Winter’s Tale
Lars Gerhard

Lars Gerhard as Uriah

Appeared in:
Resurrection
The Blacklist
Sleepy Hollow
Shutter Island

Credits

Written and Directed by
Kevin Stocklin
Produced by
Matthew Panepinto
Kevin Stocklin
Director of Photography
Adrian Correia
Co-Producers
Scott Gabriel
Greg Diller
William R. Pace
Executive Producers
Elias Panayotopoulos
Alan Donnes
Jerry Daigle
Casting Director
Lois Drabkin
Editor
William R. Pace
Composer
Fritz Myers
Sound Designer
Carmen Borgia
Costume Designer
Angelique Pesce
Production Designer
Caley Bisson
Art Director
Mark C. Davis Jr.
Color and Effects
Robert Brown

Cast

Tom McKay
Miller Lee
Sonya Harum
Ruth Young
Lars Gerhard
Uriah Taylor
Maggie Geha
Gale Taylor
Gabe Wood
Sheriff
Geneva Carr
Adele Taylor
Patch Darragh
Ray
Graham Boyd
Tobacco Buyer
Reese Mishler
Jimmy
Mary Kelsey
Gale's Mother
Annabel Bloom
Young Gale
Avigail Wiener
Child Ruth
Daniel Dorrian
Landlord
Nick Errato
Farmhand