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Dreamin’ Wild

Out of Competition
Bill Pohlad
River Road Entertainment (Bill Pohlad, Kim Roth, Christa Workman), Innisfree Pictures (Jim Burke, Steven Snyder), Zurich Avenue (Viviana Vezzani, Karl Spoerri, Tobias Gutzwiller)
Running Time:
Main Cast:
Casey Affleck, Noah Jupe, Zooey Deschanel, Chris Messina, Jack Dylan Grazer, Walton Goggins, Beau Bridges
Bill Pohlad
Arnaud Potier
Annette Davey
Production Designer:
Jona Tochet
Costume Designer:
Dakota Keller
Donnie Emerson, Leopold Ross
Mike Minkler, Ryan Billia
Visual Effects:
Nick Crist
Based on:Fruitland
By:Steven Kurutz


What if a childhood dream suddenly came true—but thirty years later? That’s what happened to singer/songwriter Donnie Emerson. His dream of success suddenly—and unexpectedly—came true but only as he approached 50 years old. And while it brought hopes of second chances, it also brought ghosts of the past and long-buried emotions as Donnie, his brother Joe and their entire family came to terms with their newly found fame. Dreamin’ Wild is an incredible true story of love, hope, family, guilt, and responsibility.

Director’s Statement

Donnie Emerson’s story is one of love, loyalty, second chances and the possibility of dreams coming true. But it’s also about pain, regret, and the complications that dreams may bring. Dreamin’ Wild has a quiet simplicity. It explores faith and family, guilt and responsibility. Ultimately, it’s about healing, and we need that in our world more than ever right now. That’s why I was drawn to this story. And the heart of the movie is the music. Baby was on loop in my head while I was writing, and that song’s soulfulness and raw passion permeates the movie. There is a sense of magic running through this story. You can hear it echoing through Baby. And you will feel it throughout Dreamin’ Wild.


PRODUCTION 1: Bill Pohlad, Kim Roth, Christa Workman – River Road Entertainment
2000 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 620N
CA 90067 – Los Angeles, United States of America
Tel. +1 2132534610

PRODUCTION 2: Jim Burke, Steven Snyder – Innisfree Pictures
150 S Rodeo Drive, Third Floor
CA 90212 – Beverly Hills, United States of America
Tel. +1 3108019375

PRODUCTION 3: Viviana Vezzani, Karl Spoerri, Tobias Gutzwiller – Zurich Avenue
Werkgasse 5
8008 – Zurich, Switzerland
Tel. +41 442035942

WORLD SALES: Roeg Sutherland – CAA
2000 Avenue of the Stars
CA 90067 – Los Angeles, United States of America
Tel. +1 4242882000

PRESS OFFICE: Michelle Moretta – DDA
DDA Public Relations, 192-198 Vauxhall Bridge Road
SW1V 1DX – London, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2079329800

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