|Directed by||Jen McGowan|
|Written by||Julie Lipson|
|Music by||H. Scott Salinas|
|Distributed by||IFC Films|
Rust Creek is a 2018 independent thriller drama film directed by Jen McGowan and written by Julie Lipson. It is based on an original story by Julie Lipson and Stu Pollard.The film stars Hermione Corfield. It premiered at the 2018 Bentonville Film Festival and released theatrically on January 4, 2019.
An ordinary woman must summon extraordinary courage to survive a nightmare odyssey in this harrowing survival thriller. Sawyer (Corfield) is an ambitious, overachieving college senior with a seemingly bright future. While on her way to a job interview, a wrong turn leaves her stranded deep in the frozen Kentucky woods. Suddenly, the young woman with everything to live for finds herself facing her own mortality as she’s punished by the elements and pursued by a band of ruthless outlaws. With nowhere left to run, she is forced into an uneasy alliance with Lowell (Paulson), an enigmatic loner with shadowy intentions. Though she’s not sure she can trust him, Sawyer must take a chance if she hopes to escape Rust Creek alive.
The script was written by Julie Lipson based on an original story by Stu Pollard, who also produced the film.The Film shot in and around Louisville, Kentucky.
The film premiered May 3, 2018 at the Bentonville Film Festival.The film won Best Thriller Feature at the 2018 San Diego International Film Festival. It was released to VoD by IFC Midnight Films services January 4, 2019.
Rust Creek received positive reviews from critics and has a "Certified Fresh" score of 84% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 44 reviews. The site's critical consensus states: "Rust Creek subverts expectations with a surprisingly layered survival drama anchored in a rich setting and a gripping lead performance from Hermione Corfield.”
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|List of accolades received by ‘’Rust Creek’’|
|2018||Breckenridge Festival of Film Awards||Best Drama||Won|
|Best Actress||Hermione Corfield||Won|
|Best Director||Jen McGowan||Won|
|Film Threat Award This||Best Directress||Jen McGowan||Won|
|Jefferson State Flixx Fest||Best Actress||Hermione Corfield||Won|
|Rhode Island International Film Festival||Directorial Discovery Award||Jen McGowan||Won|
|San Diego International Film Festival||Best Thriller||Won|
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