Part of SFFILM Festival
In the lush and dense countryside of Northern California, Devi (Krisha Fairchild, Krisha, Festival 2015) and her seasonal help – employees who are like family – have been harvesting legendary cannabis strains for years. But with new laws and restrictions that have come with legalization, Devi struggles to move her product and pay her team, and must now figure out how to save her farm. Anchored by an exquisite performance by Fairchild, Kate McLean and Mario Furloni’s debut is an intimate, atmospheric love letter to Humboldt County and the communal life that has forever changed.
“Freeland builds from its humble start to a wrenching conclusion, and eventually coalesces into a poignant, understated character study about the destructive collision of nostalgia and regret — a stoner midlife-crisis drama that fully belongs to the era of legal weed, and what happens when people get screwed by it.” –Erick Kohn, IndieWire
Mario Furloni is cinematographer, producer, and writer, as well as a director. In 2014, he directed the documentary feature First Friday.
Kate McLean is a producer, writer, and director. With Mario Furloni, she previously made the shorts Pot Country (2011), Gut Hack (Festival 2017), and Marty (Festival 2018). Freeland is her feature debut.
Director Mario Furloni, Kate McLean
Producer Laura Heberton
Writer Kate McLean, Mario Furloni
Editor Chris Donlon, Sara Newens
Cinematographer Mario Furloni
Music William Ryan Fritch
Cast Krisha Fairchild, Frank Mosley, Lily Gladstone