Produced by Heather Rae, Teddy Grennan and Dori Sperko
Edited by Randy Redroad & Terilyn Shrophsire
Seen through the eyes of nine-year-old Joey, RAVENS is the story of a group of friends who reunite for their annual 4th of July weekend only to be confronted by Chad, a strange and beautiful nature photographer who begins to change their lives one by one, ABOUT THE FILM RAVENS stars Amy Smart, Joshua Leonard, Will McCormack, Victoria Smurfit, Christian Campbell, and the rising Johnny Sequoyah, star of the upcoming NBC television series "BELIEVE", created by J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron. Amy's credits include ROAD TRIP, THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT, CRANK, and many others. In RAVENS, Amy plays Wendy, a woman who is gracefully enduring an unfulfilling life, while quietly looking for something different. Joshua Leonard (HUMPDAY, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, HIGHER GROUND) plays Ellis, Wendy's husband. Ellis is a man of privilege, who has taken good financial care of his family, but lost all human connection. Will McCormack (CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER) plays Chad, the nature photographer who unexpectedly arrives for the holiday weekend with Wendy's brother. Chad is a unique human being---closer to the bird world than the human -- with a sensitivity that the other characters have lost almost entirely. Chad is just innocent enough for Joey to bond with, but he frightens the jaded family that flocks around her like, well...she's AMONG RAVENS.... Chad is constantly putting himself in harms way through his childlike innocence and his clumsily placed camera -- but there is something not quite right about the seemingly harmless newcomer. In the face of unkindness, Chad bears everyone’s truth and it is only Joey who sees him for what he really is. As the weekend progresses, old wounds and new betrayals surface among the friends and everyone begins to look at Chad as the problem. Things begin to fracture as the secrets of the characters are forced into the light and the truth of their lives becomes exposed.