Eager to escape their busy lives, a couple sets off on a backpacking trip. They journey up a remote trail, set-up camp and head to, “the top of the mountain”. On the way back they both become aware of a menacing presence and discover that their camp has been overtaken by a malevolent stranger.
Director: Ben Silberfarb
Writer: Ben Silberfarb
Year of Release: 2018
Running Time: 24:33
New England Connection: Shot on location in the Green Mountains of Vermont. The Director grew up, lives and works in Vermont. Winner of the Best NH Short Film at the New Hampshire Film Festival and Best Screenplay at the Vermont International Film Festival.
Director(s) Bio:: Ben Silberfarb is a Vermont based filmmaker who owns a small production company that imagines and creates content for those who wish to hire him.
In 2010, Ben produced the feature film "Brief Reunion" which won the top fiction prize at the University Film & Video Association conference as well as the Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative at the Gotham Film Festival in NYC. In 2012, his short, "Singularity" was short listed for the Golden Blaster Award at the National Irish Science Fiction Awards. In 2015, his short, “Quintown” won the Jury Award for Best Thriller at the Online New England Film Festival. In 2016, his short, “FIRE” won Best NH Narrative Short at the New Hampshire Film Festival. In 2018, “The Hike” premiered at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and won Best Screenplay at the Vermont International Film Festival and Best NH Narrative Short at the New Hampshire Film Festival.
Number of shooting days: 10
Camera Used: Canon C300 Mark II
Editing software: Premiere Pro, After Effects and DaVinci Resolve.
Financed by: Friends & Family
For more information: www.bsilberfarb.com