Red Canyon is reminiscent of the French thriller High Tension and the American film The Devils Rejects.
The cast of Red Canyon consists of Norman Reedus, Boondock Saints and Noah Fleiss, the Indie anti-hero of Brick. Other members of the cast include: Christine Lakin, fresh from the Hottie and Nottie, Tim Draxl, Swimming Upstream, Ankur Bhatt, Katie Maguire, Walter Rodriguez, and Richard Pratt.
In RED CANYON, REGINA, 21, and DEVON ASHTON, 23, return to their family home in the badlands of Utah. But in coming home they awaken a killing rage in a town where everyone has ties that bind. They realize too late that the past should stay dead and buried. Otherwise, it doesn’t haunt it hurts.
After working in film for many years, co-writers Giovanni Rodriguez and Laura Pratt were able to procure financing for their savagely fun and disturbing screenplay. The strong writing and edgy nature of Red Canyon lured veteran New York and Hollywood actors to the badlands of Southern Utah for filming.
Red Canyon, was filmed near the longest stretch of uninhabited highway in the United States. This area is a major drug trafficking corridor and in the badlands of Utah meth-amphetamine use, violence, rape, insanity, and poverty co-exist with the most incredible natural landscapes on earth. Red Canyon explores many of dark things that still happen in the still lawless corners of the west.
The film was so controversial it was turned down for the film rebates and incentives package the state of Utah gives productions that shoot in the state.
The end result is that Red Canyon has an amazing look rarely seen in Indie features. It is a dark, edgy story that will leave you guessing until the end. The film caught the attention of screener’s at the Strasbourg International film festival.
Official Site with video interviews of cast members: http://redcanyonmovie.com/
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