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Welcome to Beaver’s movie den. Below are some niche films that are perfect for a shuttered-in viewing at home while we await the impending apocalypse. What makes these movies so special? These are all Indie Films from the Pacific Northwest, home of the Great Beaver.

Hopefully there is a little something for everyone – the films below encompass many genres.

The top block of films are available to rent – please take the time to leave a review for our filmmakers if you do – and further below are a list of free streaming features & short films, for the broke jokers.

Want to get your film featured? Plead your case here.

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Sci-Fi / Action / Adventure
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ATOMIC APOCALYPSE

In post-apocalyptic North America one family fights for survival.

A mother and her daughter struggle to survive this cruel new world and embark upon a perilous journey through a mutating, radioactive wilderness as they battle lawless scavengers, deviants and worse in their quest to build a better future.

~ “DeMille is terrific!” ~

Kim Newman, Sci-Fi-London

~ “Eccentric & Effervescent” ~

Anton Bitel, Projected Figures

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Heathens and Thieves

THE BATTLE OVER “CHINAMAN’S GOLD”

When two drifters hear rumors that a Chinese railroad worker has escaped with gold and now owns a remote ranch in the wilds of Northern California, the desperate men set a plan in motion to steal the gold for themselves. 

~ “A different type of Western” ~

Mark Franklin, Once Upon a Time in a Western

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Western / Action / Film Noir
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Film Noir / Sci-Fi / Fantasy
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BLACK ROAD

Set in the autonomous rebel State of Jefferson in 2029, an ex-military cyborg risks his life to protect a mysterious woman from her dangerous ex. He’s aided by hi A.I. implant, Clyde, who proves partner and friend. 

~ “Everything you could ask for and more” ~

Mark Cole, Rivets on the Poster

~ “It’s got it all: a down-on-his-luck private contractor, a mysterious and dangerous ex, and the equally mysterious and dangerous vamp who plays our hero like a puppet. Yep, Black Road is definitely a “neo-noir,” and a damn fine one at that.” ~

Carl Lyon, CONtv

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Brother Nature

Roger (Taran Killam), a straight-laced politician has big plans to propose to his dream girl (Gillian Jacobs) at her family’s lake house. But everything goes awry when he meets his potential brother-in-law Todd (Bobby Moynihan): a full-time camp counselor with a heart of gold and a wild sense of fun, pining to be Roger’s best friend, and ultimately catapulting him into a series of unfortunate events. 

~ “An excellent eclectic cast” ~

Raul Vantassle, The Movie Sleuth

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Comedy
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Action / Adventure / Melodrama
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The Upside

Philip (Bryan Cranston) is a disabled white billionaire, who feels that life is not worth living. To help him in his day to day routine, he hires Del (Kevin Hart), an African American parolee, trying to reconnect with his estranged wife. What begins as a professional relationship develops into a friendship as Del shows his grouchy charge that life is worth living.

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Redwood Highway

Living in a comfortable retirement community in Southern Oregon, estranged from her family, unsatisfied with her surroundings, and generally not happy about life, Marie (Shirley Knight) decides to journey 80 miles on foot to the coast of Oregon to revisit the ocean of her past for the first time in 45 years.

Along the way, she meets an extraordinary cast of characters and discovers that you’re never too old to learn something about life… and about yourself. Also starring Tom Skerritt. 

5 Stars
~ “Redwood Highway is pure joy to watch” ~

Examiner.com

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Drama
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Action / Adventure / Melodrama
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Prodigy

THIS BOY PREDICTED THE END OF THE WORLD…
WHAT IF HE WAS RIGHT?

PRODIGY is a father and son dramatic thriller full of adventure and humanity. Amidst a journey of self-discovery, Erik is given one last chance at redemption as his faith and ability to deal with his past demons are put to the test.

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By God's Grace

A CHRISTMAS CAROL STORY OF FAMILY, GRACE, AND THE POWER OF LOVE. 

Chris has everything until a Christmas tragedy leaves him lonely and empty. As he is shown his past, present and future, Chris learns God is there in the darkest of times.

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Drama / Fantasy
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Horror / Thriller / Slasher
*Graphic Content
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Between the Trees

Steve, his marriage collapsing, invites his friends on a weekend retreat to the mountains only to discover his real troubles are in the trees that surround them. The men encounter a deranged killer and their fun weekend becomes a fight for survival. 

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My Name is Bruce

Something evil is stirring in the small mining town of Gold Lick, and it’s not happy. 

Four teenage kids from the tiny mining town of Gold Lick vandalize a nineteenth-century cemetery of Chinese laborers when one of them disturbs the demon, Guan-Di, who has been guarding the souls of 100s of workers killed there. Jeff, the one surviving teen, goes in search of his hero, over-the-hill B-movie star, Bruce Campbell. Jeff kidnaps the actor and brings him to Gold Lick to save the town. What will the sorry, boozy Bruce do when he realizes that Guan-Di, the demon, is for real?

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Comedy / Horror
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Horror / Thriller / Slasher
*Graphic Content
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Babysitter Wanted

A new life is starting for Angie, who is leaving the embrace of her mother to study at university. She applies for a baby-sitting job on a remote farm; however, her first night of work may be her last as she is terrorised throughout the night.

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Rogue River

A woman travelling through rural Oregon to scatter her father’s ashes accepts a car ride from an old man after her car is towed. She is forced to find an escape after he takes her captive and subjects her to physical and psychological torture.

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Horror / Thriller / Slasher
*Graphic Content
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Short Films / Underground Indies / Sketch Comedy

Ah yes, here is where all the freeloaders flock. Haha – jk, y’all – we know it’s hard to spend money right now, and the Great Beaver can even acknowledge that some of the movies up above may be overpriced.  But the beauty of this section here, is that it encompasses some great short films that just aren’t available through most standard channels. 

;^) 

Concrete Canvas

Sports / Drama / Melodrama

A homeless ex-boxer tries to get his old life back.

Directed by: Gary Lundgren
Produced By: Luis Rodriguez

Starring:
Jai Bugarin
Luis Rodriguez
Angie Sanchez
Erik Alexander Gavica

Concrete Canvas

Sports / Drama / Melodrama

Masked

Thriller / Melodrama

Masked

Thriller / Melodrama

A young journalist and family man named Alex is interrogated by a criminal psychologist after he and his family are attacked by a masked man.

Random Axe Entertainment is proud to present the award-winning horror short MASKED.

2013 KVHFF Awards:
Best Actor (Luis Rodriguez)
Best Director (Alex Williams)
and Best Film.

Refuge

Drama / International

Refugees are captured by border patrol officers as one woman escapes to find herself surviving on her own in a foreign land.

Starring:
Dima Mawas
Brian Flaccus
Aya Farhoud
Timothy Quill

Directed By:
قصة وإخراج: محمد السلطان  
Mohammed Alsultan

Produced By:
Ron Huffstutter

Refuge

Drama / International

Truth About Daisies

Drama

Truth About Daisies

Drama

A homeless girl with a dark past is caught between her dreams of being a famous singer, the men in her life, and the family she left behind.

Starring:
Mig Windows
Jon Cates
Taylor Hood

Written and Directed:
Ron Huffstutter

Original Music:
Michael Hoover

Common Weeds & Wild Edibles

Documentary / Survival

A how-to film about foraging. Wild edibles are free and nutritious. This film will teach you how to safely and sustainably identify, harvest, and prepare some of the most common, most delicious wild-growing plants.

Check out even more foraging & natural living videos from super homie over at Boutenko Films.

Common Weeds & Wild Edibles

Documentary / Survival

Dear Future Self

Drama

Dear Future Self

Drama

A woman discovers a time capsule she created over 50 years earlier. Included is a recording she made for herself that brings back many memories of who she was and helps her realize who she has become.

Written & Directed by: 
Ray Robison

Starring:
Marlyn Mason
JP Phillips
Mig Windows

The Bag

Drama

The Bag

Drama

Winner of the Director’s Choice Award at the 2010 Rhode Island International Film Festival

The Bag is a simple yet disturbing story of an elderly woman who has grown tired of living.

Written by:
Marlyn Mason

Directed by:
Ray Nomoto Robison. 

Starring:
Richard Erdman
Peggy Stewart
Marlyn Mason

Luna

Horror / Thriller

A family is haunted by their daughter Luna, while they mourn a death.

Premiered at the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Won Best Cinematography at Oregon Scream Week and Best Supporting Actress at Videoscream International Film Festival.

Directed by:
Ross Williams

Luna

Horror / Thriller

Necrotic / M is for Madness

Horror / Zombie

Necrotic / M is for Madness

Horror / Zombie

Go inside the mind of a woman as she devolves into a zombie before her own unbelieving eyes. 

Starring:
Mig Windows

Written and Directed:
Ross Williams

We Are Here to Wreck Everything

Zombie / Music Video

A short film / music video featuring the Punk Rock band Virus 9.

Produced & Directed by:
John Foote.

We Are Here to Wreck Everything

Zombie / Music Video

Prowler

Thriller

Prowler

Thriller

rom Killer Valley Films, A young girl walks home alone, unsuspecting that she may have a creepy stalker following her. When the prowler sees her unprotected at home, he makes his move — but to what ends?

Written & Directed:
Randy Granstrom

Starring:
Brittany Granstrom
Kirk McKenzie
Levi Anderson

Self Inflicted

Dark Comedy

“A Love Story with a Punch.”

Jim is a masochist, looking for love. Just when he gets close to someone, his true nature shows through and sabotages everything. But when a dominant woman sees through his facade, will she be the one to keep him in check? 

Directed by: 
Ross Wiliams

Starring:
Levi Anderson
Brian LeBlanc
Danielle Kelly
Mig Windows

Self Inflicted

Dark Comedy