Couple Leaps into Deep Dark Canyon, the New Thriller Film in Theaters this October

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New Indie produced by Colorfast Pictures from husband-wife team shows actors in new light.

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A moody morality tale of feuding families, Deep Dark Canyon is the latest feature-length independent collaboration from husband and wife team Silver Tree and Abe Levy. A trailer for the film launched as an “exclusive” last month on (, in advance of the film’s regional roll out that begins October 19, 2012, at the Laemmle NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood ( and at the Roxy Stadium 14, 85 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, CA.

The film was produced by Brandon Barrera of Secret Identity Productions and Levy and Tree under their own Colorfast Pictures shingle. Toronto-based Raven Banner Entertainment is handling sales for Deep Dark Canyon.

Set in Northern California, Deep Dark Canyon opens on a hunting accident that kills the patriarch of a rural town dynasty. The two young brothers responsible (Nick Eversman, ABC’s Missing, The Runaways and Spencer Treat Clark, Gladiator, Unbreakable) eventually find themselves handcuffed together and on the run – from their dad, the backwater’s sheriff (Ted Levine, The Silence of the Lambs, Monk). Will he find them before the victim’s vengeful family posse – or his own deputy (Martin Starr, Freaks and Geeks, End of the World) who is torn between duty and blood? The film also features Matthew Lillard (Scooby-Doo, SLC Punk!), Abraham Benrubi (ER, Robot Chicken), Michael Bowen (Django Unchained, Kill Bill) and Justine Bateman (Desperate Housewives, Family Ties).

Prior to making her feature directing debut as the film’s co-director (while 8 months pregnant no less!) Silver Tree was a much sought-after script supervisor who has worked with Quentin Tarantino, Jon Avnet, Randy Zisk. Other work includes writing and producing One of Our Own starring Matthew Lillard and directed by partner Levy which aired on HBO. She also wrote and produced The Aviary, inspired by her days as a flight attendant, which Levy also directed. Most recently, Tree directed the Levy-scripted comedy pilot Blow Me starring Jeremy Sisto (Law and Order, Suburgatory).

Deep Dark Canyon also marks actor Ted Levine’s only second appearance on the big screen since the final season of Monk (Martin Scorsese's Shatter Island being the first). Known by thriller fans worldwide as “Buffalo Bill” in The Silence of the Lambs, Levine’s turn as the good guy is delightfully enigmatic and brooding. As his deputy, comedic actor Martin Starr enjoys his only dramatic role to date showcasing more the chops first revealed in Adventureland.

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