Black Mountain Side

Synopsis: Black Mountain Side follows a group of archaeologists after they uncover a strange structure in Northern Canada, dating over ten thousand years before the present. The team finds themselves isolated when their communication systems fail and it is not long before they begin to feel the effects of the solitude.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Nick Szostakiwskyj
Production: A Farewell To Kings Entertainment Company
  1 win & 4 nominations.
99 min

Here it is, trying to buy

the pot. Here he goes.

Buying the pot.

-He doesn't have enough to buy it.

-Buying the pot.

What do you got?

Let's see 'em.

-That's lucky.

-No he has.

That's a flush.

-He had a flush...

-You're lucky.

-It's called being The Champ.

-That's what it's called.

I'll give you "The Champ". Take your

God damned money there, f***in' punk.

Thank you very much! F*** yeah.

F***in' stripper girls on me

tonight, boys.

It's gettin' cold, boys.

I could share some of this with

you gentlemen, if you'd like.

It is the first of November.

Well, look at this.

One month from today, I'll be sippin'

margaritas with the lady in Florida.


-Every year, baby. Christmas in Florida.


Is that, Disney World or

Disney Land in Florida?

What was that, excuse me?

Is it Disney World or

Disney Land in Florida?

PPAh, f*** Disney World.

I'm there for the women, dude.

I'm a grown man.

The women and your girl?


That's what this money will

help me get, right?


I like a white winter.

So what's the deal, you staying

here again this year?

Yeah. F***.

I love it up here, you know.

You poor son of a b*tch.



-I like the double pay, man.

I'll need it after this poker


Double pay, right...

I wanna see this. C'mon, give

me something good here.

Let's see what we got here.

Here we go. Game on, bud.


-Jensen, come in!

-F*** me!

Chopper's comin' in.

We got company.

Outpost NTC-291,

this is DBA Transport.

Stand by for landing...

Check. Check.


Alright, everyone.

This is Professor Olsen.

Head of archaeology for U of T.

Head of field research for the SAA.

Professor, Francis Mnro, project

director. Pleasure to meet you.

Likewise. I did a paper

on you in University.

That's Drew McNaughton, he's

our equipment technician.

And Robert Michael Giles,

field supervisor.

What he's doing here and not

on site is beyond me.

I'm on my break.

And that's, Dr. Richard Andervs,

site assigned medical supervisor.

-Pleasure to meet ya.


Let me know if

you need anything,

It would be nice to do something

around here for a change.

Let me show you the lab.

-You want in here?



Do it up.

And this is Steven Welles, he's

here on a corporate internship

with a company in Calgary.

He's been my assistant for the

past few months.

-How's it going?

-Well, thank you.

You've got a very

impressive resume.

Thank you.

Professor Olsen is here to write a

report to hopefully get us a grant

from the SSHRC to get us more

funding and more hands.

Hey, that would be great. I really

look forward to working with you.


So, how was the trip in?


Yeah, it's a long ride on that chopper.

You're lucky, it's three times as long

if you were to ride

up during a storm.

Is it usually this cold out?

It's not usually this warm.



So I...

Bet you're wondering why they

sent you up to

a Northern Paleo Indian outpost.

Something like that, yeah.

I'm curious what they told you.

Unusual Clovis findings.

That's all?

They were pretty

vague with the details.

Yeah, we were pretty stingy

with the details ourselves.

It's pretty standard, right?

Yeah, I'd say. Standard Clovis

culture. Yeah.

The past three years we've stationed

here, that's all we've dug up.

11,000 B.C.E. Clovis.

It's pretty interesting stuff.

Nothing too exciting though.


Two weeks ago,

we found this pot.

11,000 B.C.E. Clovis pottery.

It's interesting, but not


Yeah, that's not what's

interesting, though.

We found it under sediment

dated to 14,000 B.P.

14,000 B.P. Clovis pottery.

Nope, not Clovis.

Pre-Clovis pottery?


I mean, it looks Mesoamerican.

It's got similar

symbols and markings.

We're over 4,000 miles from the

nearest Mesoamerican site.

There's one hundred different

reasons for this being here.

Early trade activity in this


ceremonial burial of a more recent

culture. Something like that.

Right, but 14,000 B.P.?

Well, you know that radio-carbon

dating's not always accurate.


We've also started unearthing a


A structure?

A week ago, we began unearthing

a large object that we think

is the roof of a structure that

goes down...

Well, really far.

How far?

Maybe a meter. Maybe ten meters.

We don't know.

We don't want to jump to any conclusions

here. I mean, it could be nothing.

It could be planted...

We don't know.

Right. But...

If this is the real deal, then we're

looking at one of the biggest finds

in the past century. We are right in

the middle of the ice-free corridor

and this could confirm that


Over the past three years we've covered

over two square kilometers of ground.

Going as deep as

12,000 B.P. of sediment.

Have a good night.

Any of them speak English?

All of 'em.

They speak Dogrib with one another,

but they're all fluent in English.

Any of them have experience

with Archaeology?

Not one of 'em.

No, they're all from a reserve about

a hundred miles south of here.

We just pay the, band council

and they give us workers.

Usually finish this early?

We don't get much sunlight up


And when the sun isn't

up, it hits fifty below.

Sun goes down real fast.

Yeah, get stuck out here for

long and your blood will freeze.

I wouldn't want to be the poor son of

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