Uncertain

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World Premiere

USA | 82 MINUTES

UNCERTAIN

Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, Documentary, Female Screenwriter(s)
A keen observation of a sun-dappled and still-watered swamp, Uncertain contemplates a frequently overlooked and enigmatic town whose lake, and only real source of income, comes under threat from an aquatic nuisance of the botanical variety. Perhaps unsurprisingly for a site so-named, there is a lack of consensus about the Texas town's origin: whether the result of a surveyor's confusion when marking an early map, or steamboat captains' belief that docking there was an unknowable, impossible task, an auspicious beginning is offered for the unsettled and yearning inhabitants.

With beautiful, vivid imagery and a haunting mood, this observational documentary presents the particulars of the town as seen through the eyes of residents that include a fishing guide with a thick, southern drawl and a dangerous past; a former addict with a vendetta against a local wild boar; and a young man decrying small town decay, but ultimately trapped by it. Uncertain offers a nuanced look at a quirky town and its residents during tumultuous change.

—Dominic Davis

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Anna Sandilands and Ewan McNicol

Anna Sandilands and Ewan McNicol are the directing and producing team, co-owners, and creative directors of the documentary studio Lucid Inc. Both are named in Filmmaker Magazine’s 2013 “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” Their film The Roper won the 2013 Webby for Best Documentary.
Director
Anna Sandilands, Ewan McNicol
Screenwriter
Anna Sandilands, Ewan McNicol
Producer
Anna Sandilands, Ewan McNicol
Editor
Marco Perez, Ewan McNicol
Cinematographer
Ewan McNicol
Executive Producer
Anna Sandilands, Ewan McNicol
Composer
Daniel Hart
Cast
Wayne Smith, Henry Lewis, Zach Warren, Billy Carter, Lee Eisenberg, Karen Holzman, Geraldine Lewis, Tom McCool, Darrin Peeples

CONTACTS

Press Contact
John Murphy
Murphy PR
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212 414 0408
jmurphy@murphypr.com
Print Source
Anna Sandilands
Lucid Inc.
Seattle, 98101
Phone: 206 344 3144
anna@lucidinc.com
Sales Contact
Josh Braun
Submarine
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 917 687 3111
josh@submarine.com