Rust Creek

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Rust Creek
Directed byJen McGowan
Produced by
Written byJulie Lipson
Music byH. Scott Salinas
CinematographyMichelle Lawler
Edited by
  • David Hopper
  • Lunacy
Distributed by
Release date
January 4, 2019
CountryUnited States
  • English

Rust Creek is a 2019 independent thriller drama film directed by Jen McGowan, based on an original story by Stu Pollard.[1] The film stars Hermione Corfield in her first role as a central character in a feature film.[citation needed] The film was released on 4 January 2019.



An ordinary woman must summon extraordinary courage to survive a nightmare odyssey in this harrowing survival thriller. Sawyer (Corfield) is an ambitious, overachieving college senior with a seemingly bright future. While on her way to a job interview, a wrong turn leaves her stranded deep in the frozen Kentucky woods. Suddenly, the young woman with everything to live for finds herself facing her own mortality as she’s punished by the elements and pursued by a band of ruthless outlaws. With nowhere left to run, she is forced into an uneasy alliance with Lowell (Paulson), an enigmatic loner with shadowy intentions. Though she’s not sure she can trust him, Sawyer must take a chance if she hopes to escape Rust Creek alive.[2]


The script was written by Julie Lipson based on an original story by Stu Pollard, who also produced the film.[1] The Film shot in and around Louisville, Kentucky.[3]


The film won Best Thriller Feature at the 2018 San Diego International Film Festival.[4]


  1. ^ a b McNary, Dave (2018-09-20). "IFC Midnight Buys U.S. Rights to Survival Thriller 'Rust Creek'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
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  3. ^ "'Rust' rolls into town - The State Journal". The State Journal. 2017-02-24. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  4. ^ "Award Winners | San Diego International Film Festival". San Diego International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2018-11-14. Retrieved 2018-12-02.

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