Wild, Wild Country

A story of building the American dream. An exploration of religious minority groups, wealth, free-love, liberal tolerance, and the fragility of American institutions.

In 1981 an Indian guru and his followers journey west to Oregon and build a world-class utopian city. Conflict erupts with local ranchers and state authorities, as both sides are pushed down paths neither thought imaginable.

Status

In production

About the Filmmakers

Director

Chapman Way
Chapman Way

Chapman Way is a musician/filmmaker whose films have premiered at the Sundance, Tribeca, and Los Angeles film festivals. He is currently preparing the release of his sophomore album and beginning production on his next documentary.

Director

Maclain Way
Maclain Way

Maclain Way debuted his documentary Battered Bastards of Baseball at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it was acquired by Netflix and released as an original documentary. The film later screened at the Tribeca and LA film festivals. In 2016, he directed an episode for Amazon’s first docu-series, New Yorker Presents.

Producer

Julie Lembi
Julie Lembi

Julie Lembi is a producer whose films have premiered at the Sundance, Tribeca, and Los Angeles film festivals. She is a graduate of her Creative Producing MFA program at Columbia University and beginning pre-production on her first feature-length film.