ABOUT THE PROJECT
THE VALLEY BELOW in an independent Canadian feature film produced by NORTH COUNTRY CINEMA. This project is principally funded through Telefilm Canada's Micro-Budget Production Program. The Valley Below (formerly Down In The Valley) is the first feature film by writer/director Kyle Thomas. The film's title was officially changed on August 15, 2013 to address both practical and creative concerns regarding the public representation of the film going forward.
The Valley Below is a multi-narrative drama that chronicles the life of a small town in the badlands of Alberta over the course of one year. The film is divided into four sections, each focusing on a different set of characters, including a pregnant teenager, a hard-drinking musician, an reclusive taxidermist, and an ambitious RCMP officer. The film's intertwining stories combine to render a rich portrait of rural life in central Alberta. The Valley Below is targeted for a multi-platform release in 2014.