The Divide, A New Independent Film From Actor/Director, Perry King Mirrors Current Drought Conditions In Present-Day California

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The Divide is schedule to begin filming in 2015 on The King Ranch, El Dorado County, California.

Veteran actor/director Perry King’s (Riptide, The Day After Tomorrow) new independent Western The Divide, from Left for Dead Productions, mirrors the current drought conditions in California.

The harsh conditions in The Divide, set in drought-plagued Northern California in 1973 reflect those the state is experiencing today and makes a timely statement in that it takes place in a desperate era, one exceeded only by the Golden State’s current exceptional drought conditions.

The Divide chronicles the story of Sam Kincaid (King), an aging rancher with a failing memory, his estranged and independent-minded daughter, Sarah, and Luke, a young ranch hand who finds himself in the midst of a family in crisis. Internal struggles, the realities of an unforgiving landscape, and the need to reconcile a long-ago tragedy collide to create the backdrop for this classic American Western.

The brown landscape is essentially another character in a film that explores a metaphorical drought in the lives of its characters–aging rancher Sam Kincaid, whose memory and personal life are as barren as the land that surrounds him; his daughter, Sarah, whose suffering runs deep, especially in relation to the stark terrain where it all began; and hardened ranch hand Luke, whose connection to the many acres on which he makes his livelihood is the only solid link in his transient life.

“For years and years I’ve wanted to make a Western on my own land and finally I’ve got the script to do it. I want to make a film about the drama of ordinary life,” says King, noting that he has found that story in the simple yet ultimately complicated existence of Sam Kincaid and The Divide. King and his Left for Dead Productions collaborators, New Hampshire-based screenwriter Jana Brown and Chicago-area filmmaker Russ Rayburn, are in pre-production with principal photography scheduled to begin in the summer of 2015.

The Divide will be filmed almost exclusively on the authentic setting of a 500-acre cattle ranch in the Gold Rush country in El Dorado County, California.
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