Marni Zelnick’s debut feature, Druid Peak, which received the $100,000 first feature film prize through Sloan’s program at NYU, has been making rounds and winning awards at festivals around the country. After premiering at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in September 2014, where the film was a finalist in the Best Theatrical category, Druid Peak won the Special Jury Award at the Providence Children’s Festival, Best Feature Film at the Omaha Film Festival, and Best Feature Film Audience Award at both the Annapolis Film Festival and the Florida Film Festival.
Druid Peak is the story of 16-year-old Owen Wagner, who, following the death of his best friend in a car accident he caused, is sent to live with the father he never knew, a biologist working on Yellowstone National Park’s wolf reintroduction program. As his knowledge of the animals grows, Owen discovers a passion for the wolves and the wild spaces they inhabit. When a change in government policy threatens the program, he must decide how far he will go to protect the wolves, his father and the place he has finally come to call home.
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