The Film

Trying to provide for his wife and daughter, Travis Wallien becomes entangled in a drug deal that goes south.  To save himself and his family he must convince his wife to flee with him to the wilderness, where their already strained relationship is put to the test.  Against the backdrop of the icy waters of Northern Minnesota, the secrets they keep are revealed and the fight for their future begins as they are forced to decide how far they will go for the ones they love.  

Heart of Wilderness was filmed on location at the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness near Ely, MN.

The Festivals

Heart of Wilderness premiered at the 2015 RiverRun International Film Festival.  It went on to screen at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival where it received Best of Fest honors, the Duluth Superior Film Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prize, and the Orlando Film Festival.

The Production Team

Director/Producer/Co-Writer: Towle Neu

Producer: Michael Forstein

Co-Writer/Executive Producer: Kevin Byrnes

Executive Producer: Mark Steele

The Leads

Travis: Patrick Mulvey

Aimee: Sarah Prikryl