Untitled Ruess Project

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In November 1934, Everett Ruess, a 20 year-old artist, writer and adventurer carved the name Nemo into the soft red sandstone of Southern Utah. 

He was never seen or heard from again. 

In 1966, work was completed on the Glen Canyon Dam. With it came the taming of the Colorado River and the creation of Lake Powell. Seventeen years later the lake reached its highest point. Everett’s final message and any clue as to what happened to him were lost to the waters.

This fictionalized story is inspired by these true events.

 In 1955, Roy Barnett learns of the story of Everett while working as engineer on the future dam. Investigating further, Roy soon discovers the local town holds more than one dark secret. Roy is determined to find the truth of what happened to Everett and possibly understand the demons that haunt his own life. 

Period Drama/Western.

Click HERE to request script.