Here at Sprites News and Reviews as well as at The Film Sprites we have the privilege of embracing our love of film every single day through our work. Often in the course of that work we come across a film that leaves more of an indelible mark than we ever thought possible; a story that encapsulates the power of film in a truly beautiful way. Druid Peak (written and directed by Marni Zelnick) is one of those films.
Sixteen-year-old Owen Wagner is a restless spirit, something which puts him at odds with his life in West Virginia and makes him act out in troublesome and violent ways. A tragic event will force his mother to ship him off to live with his father, Everett Gordon, a biologist working on Yellowstone’s wolf reintroduction program. From a reluctant new beginning for Owen blooms a courageous spirit at one with the wolves and their surroundings and a renewed kinship with his father. But Owen’s commitment to the wolf packs that call Yellowstone their home will be tested when government policy regarding the hunting of wolves changes.