Synopsis: An urban couple go camping in the Canadian wilderness - where unimaginable beauty sits alongside our most primal fears. Alex (Jeff Roop) is a seasoned outdoorsman while Jenn (Missy Peregrym), a corporate lawyer, is not. After much convincing, and against her better judgment, she agrees to let him take her deep into a Provincial Park to one of his favorite spots - the secluded Blackfoot Trail. On their first night, deep in the forest, they have an unsettling encounter with Brad (Eric Balfour), a strange alpha male with eyes for Jenn who may or may not be following them. Alex's desire to quickly reach Blackfoot Trail only intensifies. They push further and further into the woods, Alex stubbornly insisting that he remembers the way. After three days their path disappears; they are hopelessly lost. Without food or water, they struggle to find their way back, the harsh conditions bringing out the best and worst in them, pushing their already fragile relationship to the breaking point. When
Director(s): Adam MacDonald
  3 nominations.
92 min

(eerie music)

(flies buzzing)

(bell rings)

(blastoff noise)

- You ready?

- Okay.

(radio chatter)

(rock music)

How am I doing?

You sure you wanna know?

Does your boyfriend

always get his way?


Does he admit when he's wrong?


Does your boyfriend know how

to build a fire with no matches?

The answer is D, who cares.

A, yes, very well.

Sorry, that question's not on here.

It should be.

Sorry, so you're still at zero.


- Noooo!

- Oh yeah!

# Never put your hat on the bed, son

# Never put your hat on the bed

# 'Cause if your hat's on the bed

# You might wake up dead

# So don't you ever

put your hat on the bed

# Always keep an edge on your knife, son

# Always keep an edge on your knife

# 'Cause a good sharp

edge is a man's best hedge

# Against the big uncertainties of life

# Yes a good sharp edge

is a man's best hedge

# Against the uncertain varities of life

Put your hands on the wheel!

# (mumble) sharp an old knife

# Like the ones who give the advice

# Yodel-ay-ee, yodel-ay-ee, yodel-oo

# Never sell the old .22 #

(dramatic sting)

(ominous music)


- Hey!

Just give me

a second, will you?

Yeah, sure.

- How you doing?

- (Alex):
Good, good, good.

We're reserved.

Under Louis.

- (Ranger):
What's the name?

- Alex Louis.


I saw you in here.

You're ready to go,

your canoe will be right

down there by the water.

Bring it back Monday at five.

That's rig ht,

back to work Tuesday.

- Need a map?

- (Alex):
No, I'm good.

You don't want a map?

Nope, no,

I know this park well.

It's kind of end of

the season, right?

I mean, the weather

can change on you.

Just turn on a dime.

- Less people.

-Amen to that.

You mind me asking you, Mr.

No Map, where you're headed?

Blackfoot Trail.

I can't wait to show her.

First time here,

it's gonna be awesome.

I got some bad news for you,

I'm really sorry about

this, but Blackfoot Trail's

closed for the season.


Had to, there were some

yahoos tramping around

there and

disrespecting everything,

This is a treasured site.

I don't have to tell you,

I guess,

and Parks and Recreation

wanna keep it that way.

Going to Blackfoot Trail is kind

of the whole point of this trip.

It's 500 bucks if you're

caught up there, each.

So that'd be a thousand bucks,

expensive little camping trip.


Jenn, you ready?

- Yup.

- Oh, hang on.

Yeah rodeo,

there's your medical kit

and there's a whistle in there.

Try to bring that back

and I'll try not to charge you.

A thousand bucks?


You're pretty good!


You have a nice trip.

(Jenny. Thanks.

- Really?

- Last one.

Come on, babe.

No, this is really important,

you knowl've been

waiting forever for this.

I'm just, just give me...

They're all important.

Can't it wait 'til we get back?

Okay, I'm done, good?

All right,

I don't believe you, but--

Well, putting it away, so--

Oh hang on, hang on.

Let's take a picture,

let's mark the departure.

Put it to good use, right?




Yeah, one of us looks good.

All right.

(dramatic music)

- Hey.

- Hey, have a good one!

Thanks a lot.

(9 runts)

- F*ck!

-You okay?

F*ck, f*ck, that

f*cking hurt like a bitch!

You sure you're okay?

Yeah, yeah,

I'll just walk it off.

This is for you.

It'll scare anything away.

You'll see.

Probably won't need it.

Got it taken care of already.

Look what I got.

When did you get that?

I got it a few days ago.

We're not gonna need it.

Do you wanna have a good time

on this trip, or do you want

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Adam MacDonald

Adam MacDonald (born May 16, 1977) is a Canadian actor and film director. He is known for his role as Josh MacIntosh on the CBC show Being Erica, for his starrings role as Peter McGregor on Wild Roses, and Detective Steve Peck on Rookie Blue, and for his guest-starring roles in several other shows, including Murdoch Mysteries, and Republic of Doyle. He also starred as Nick McAllister on the short-lived supernatural show Vampire High. more…

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