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A portrait of friendship, life transitions, and the work of two young women herding cattle in the remote, isolated and rugged mountains of the American West.

Hollyn and Colie spend a last, long summer working as range riders herding cattle in remote Idaho. Totally off grid, and alone with each other, they brave inclement weather and perilous work conditions as they ponder their futures. A portrait of friendship, life transitions, and the work of two skilled young women in the isolated and beautiful landscape of the American West, BITTERBRUSH is an intimate portrayal of a way of life rarely seen on film.


Director: Emelie Mahdavian
Producers: Su Kim, Emelie Mahdavian
Cinematography: Derek Howard, Alejandro Mejía, AMC
Editors: Curtiss Clayton, Emelie Mahdavian
Executive Producers: Laurene Powell Jobs, Davis Guggenheim, Jonathan Silberberg, Nicole Stott, Jenifer Westphal, Joe Plummer
Keyboard Works of Bach performed by: Anderson & Roe 
Sound Designer: Daniel Timmons
Re-Recording Mixers : Tony Volante, Daniel Timmons
Editing Consultant: David Teague 
Associate Producer : Charlotte Reekers


Magnolia; Theatrical release June 17th, and on demand June 24th

Awards & Recognition

Telluride Film Festival 2021 – OFFICIAL SELECTION