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Published on May 2nd, 2019 | by Jerry Doby


Recap: RED CARPET Premiere of Range Runners

RANGE RUNNERS, the newest independent thriller from Illinois-based production company Fatal Funnel Films, had its world premiere to a sold out audience last Friday April 26th at the Artemis Women in Action Film Festival in Santa Monica. Joined by the cast and crew including lead star Celeste M. Cooper, the action-packed epic debuted to overwhelming cheers and critic reviews.

RANGE RUNNERS’ director Philip S. Plowden deservingly took home the festival’s award for Best Director, and was joined at the festival alongside writer Devon Cowell and producer Christian Crocker.

RANGE RUNNERS is Fatal Funnel Films first feature film, following the studio’s award-winning short film “Cellar Door.” RANGE RUNNERS will travel to Oklahoma next, featuring at the Twister Alley International Film Festival.

RANGE RUNNERS is an exciting and inspiring survival story set along an isolated and wooded 2,200-mile-long hiking trail and follows Mel, an endurance runner, played by Celeste M. Cooper, as she attempts to complete the trail alone. Thru-running in the woods, Mel pushes herself to the limit daily with nothing standing in the way but her own will – until she encounters two strangers along the trail who claim to be day-hikers, but she sees that they have been out in the wilderness much longer than they claim.  After her pack is taken, Mel is left with no food, a dwindling water supply, and no hope of rescue. Left stranded, she is forced to make a choice: to give up on the trail and backtrack to find help or to follow her attackers further into the woods and take back what was stolen from her. Armed with nothing but her wits, a will to survive, and a hardened resolve bestowed upon her by her over-bearing father, Mel must find a way to push past her body’s physical limitations and persevere in the face of overwhelming odds.


Photo Credit: Amy Graves

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