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Hunting Camp -- two men.  two lives.  one deadly secret.


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two men. two lives. one deadly secret.
A story of deception, lies, and betrayal. Jake decides to take Steve up on his offer to spend a weekend... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
George Petrus ... Jake
Trevor Huster ... Steve
Karen Jeffreys ... Susan
Rodney Simba Masarirambi ... Trevor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Baumgardner ... Lawnmower Man
Lindsey Behr ... Trailer Girl
Connie Bradley ... Business Woman
Dennis J. Bradley ... Business Man
Kirk Daniels ... Angry Racquetballer
Erika Dauber ... Elevator Girl
Dan Dell ... Business Man
Brian Jones ... Bill

John C. Lyons ... Co-worker
Frank Mando ... Business Man
Chris More ... Seymour Knight
Tom Revak ... Man in Wheelchair
Greg Ropp ... District Justice
John Savelli ... Taxi Driver
Erica Schuster ... Waitress
Shannon Solo ... Ron Raymond
Matt Swanson ... Handsome Man
Mike Swanson ... Tionesta Townie
Dorota Swies-Lyons ... Nadia
William R. Vitanyi Jr. ... Victor
Nicolas Wolfe ... Man Pushing Wheelchair

Directed by
John C. Lyons 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John C. Lyons 

Produced by
John C. Lyons .... producer
Original Music by
Andrew Flatley  (as Andi Wondersound)
Cinematography by
John C. Lyons 
Dorota Swies-Lyons (segments)
Film Editing by
John C. Lyons 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dorota Swies-Lyons .... assistant director
Editorial Department
Dorota Swies-Lyons .... editorial supervisor

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USA:38 min
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Funded by the director himself and made possible by the hard work of friends and family, final numbers came to approximately $4000 which mainly went towards equipment.See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
An Evolutionary Step, 29 May 2005
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The infusion of Erie Pennsylvania culture, solid performances and intelligent cinematography created a uniquely professional production from this up-and-coming director. It's obvious, after watching this film, that an incredible amount of thought went into every aspect of this masterfully executed drama. The filming locations and performances were simply an evolutionary step in the right direction. If Hunting Camp is any indication of what Mr. Lyons is capable of, I look forward to his future offerings.

FILM SPECIFIC NOTES: The storyline was somewhat complex for such a short film, but I wouldn't have changed a thing. It's refreshing NOT to be spoon feed a plot by the constant inclusion of redundant dialog and unnecessary flashbacks. While I'm sure others would disagree, I was able to "connect the dots" rather easily while still having the enjoyment of piecing together the story. The usage of "dual meanings" within the dialog was a master stroke by Mr. Lyons.

The performances of George Petrus (Jake) and Trevor Huster (Steve) added stability to an already solid plot. They were both extremely believable and bone chillingly realistic with how they executed the underlying story.

Karen Jeffreys (Susan) has the look of a Hollywood starlet with a camera presence to match. The dual nature of her character was executed flawlessly. Needless to say, it was an interesting take on "a wolf in sheep's clothing."

Rodney Simba Masarirambi (Trevor) added a critical level of realism to the film that otherwise would have left an obvious void.

CRITICISMS: From the perspective of an armchair director, I wish the character of Steve would have been a bit more likable or the friendship between Steve and Jake to have been stronger. I had a feeling that they weren't necessarily "friends" but rather distant acquaintances through Susan. If that avenue had been explored, the river scene could have been that much more dynamic. I also feel that if Jake had taken a "Bananafish" exit, it would have put an exclamation point on his mental health... but obviously would have damaged the ending.

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