Return Safely is a dystopian fantasy short film about a lone woman's silent quest to protect and return a mysterious object back to its rightful place in a wintry wasteland that has been devastated by an environmental cataclysm. Hunted down by wolves and closely followed by an unknown stalker, the woman must rely on her own wits and resilience to survive the harsh elements and to defend against the constantly looming threat of death. Written and directed by Eric Burleson, Return Safely is a thrilling adventure that aims to thematically comment on wildlife preservation and the dangers of environmental indifference.

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About the film

Already too late to turn back, a young traveler must finish her quest to return a mysterious object before running out of supplies or be preyed upon in the wintry wasteland.
Message from the Director:

On January 6, 2017 my production crew, our talented lead actress and I will be embarking on an exciting journey to Iceland and shall "Return Safely" on January 19th with beautiful images and footage of Iceland's natural vistas. I am reaching out to you all at this time to ask for your support in making my senior-thesis film project a reality. any donations that you contribute will go toward's project's production process which includes plane travel, lodging, car rental, gas, food, equipment, and the extensive art props need to create the dystopian fantasy world of Return Safely. If you have any friends or family that you believe would have some interest in this film, please forward this link to them. The more people we can reach, the better.


Thank you,

- Eric Burleson

Submitted individual donations above $25 are tax deductible through the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, the project's nonprofit fiscal sponsor. For more information, please visit the film office's website.

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Return Safely is a senior thesis film project for Temple University with nonprofit status through a fiscal sponsorship under the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, a 501(c)3 organization.

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