The Oregonian

USA | 2011 | 81 min

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Leaving behind a desultory and possibly abusive existence, a beautiful farm girl, known only as The Oregonian (Lindsay Pulsipher), rushes headlong into an unknown future. Her getaway is cut short when she rams her car into an embankment. Shocked and confused, The Oregonian walks away either trying to flee the scene or looking for help. She walks toward the way she came and is turned around by a mysterious bright beacon and an ear-splittingly high-pitched beeping sound. She is then forced to confront her situation as she discovers a horrific scene back at her vehicle. Distraught, The Oregonian heads toward the direction she was going....and into a world she barely recognizes.

If you know Calvin Lee Reeder's short films Little Farm and The Rambler, you know you are in for some thick atmosphere in The Oregonian. Reeder is a king of ambiance, using color and sound to creep you out as much as the sinister characters do. The moody, tense vibes will make you laugh, too. Come in, sit down, and get lost.

  • DIR Calvin Reeder
    SCR Calvin Reeder
    CAST Lynne Compton, Barlow Jacobs, Robert Longstreet, Tipper Newton, Matt Olsen, Lindsay Pulsipher