Freeland directed by Mario Furloni and Kate McLean
Freeland directed by Mario Furloni and Kate McLean

Dark Star Pictures will release the pot-farming drama Freeland. Written and directed by Mario Furloni and Kate McLean in their feature debut, the film stars 2015 SXSW breakout Krisha Fairchild (Krisha, Waves), alongside Lily Gladstone (First Cow, upcoming Killers of the Flower Moon), Frank Mosley (The Carnivores), Cameron James Matthews and Michelle Maxson.

Dark Star is planning a late September theatrical release for Freeland in targeted markets across the country, with the on demand, digital and DVD release to follow in October.

In Freeland, we follow Devi (Fairchild) an aging pot-farmer who has been breeding legendary strains for decades on the remote homestead she built for herself. But when cannabis is legalized she suddenly finds herself fighting for her, and her workers’, survival.

The film had its world premiere at SXSW Film Festival, and went onto an awards filled festival run including Nashville Film Festival (Winner – Grand Jury Prize), Philadelphia Film Festival, BendFilm Festival (Winner – Best Feature) and many more…

“Kate McLean, Mario Furloni, the entire Freeland team and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have been acquired by Dark Star Pictures. Michael Repsch’s clear passion for the film means so much to all of us,” says producer Laura Heberton. “We are particularly excited about the initial theatrical run as Krisha Fairchild’s stunning performance has been longing to fill screens as big as her talent. This story about a woman about to lose everything she has known and loved and worked her backside off for couldn’t be more timely; we know many of the themes of the film will resonate across the country. As the Grateful Dead’s Dark Star lyrics say, ‘reason tatters, the forces tear loose from the axis’. And in Freeland, reason is indeed in tatters and those forces absolutely have been unleashed. Truly this is a perfect partnership.”

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