“A body is discovered, burned and bound to a tree, in an isolated Nebraska town. Iconoclastic author Poe Ballantine investigates.” Inspired by the memoir by Poe Ballantine, Love & Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere had Philly filmmaker Dave Jannetta exploring the mystery, while examining the author’s life. “In the film, more than twenty current residents of Chadron personify the town and substantiate a narrative that touches on themes such as depression, suicide, the ephemeral nature of reality, and the American Dream.”

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Dave Jannetta is a Philadelphia based filmmaker. In 2009 he wrote and directed his debut feature film – “Rachel & Diana” – and recently completed his first documentary feature, “Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere”. “Love & Terror” premiered at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival and went on to play many prestigious festivals including Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival, DOC NYC, the Bend Film Festival, and The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival where it took the coveted Big Sky Award.

Prior to founding 32-20 Productions in 2009, Dave served as personal assistant to Peter Jackson through North American production of “The Lovely Bones”, and spent a year abroad working at Jackson’s WingNut Films in Wellington, New Zealand.

He is a graduate of Penn State University (Finance/Film Studies; 2005), and an alumnus of Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School (winter 2012).

Category: 2015 - Feature Length Indie Film of the Year

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