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An American Story

The Big Lonely is a far too common American story, told in an uncommonly personal full-length documentary.
 

Documenting the seventh winter of one man’s extraordinary isolation in the Oregon wilderness, “The Big Lonely” captures the essence of resilience, survival, and durability of the human spirit in a uniquely filmed manner. Director David Manougian unveils a captivating and redemptive story tinged with loss. 
We meet Michael Nelms and his dog Tic, who’ve chosen a life in a remote forest hideout over “living under a bridge.”  Michael’s stunning self-shot account is at once gritty and heartwarming, sorrowful yet awe-inspiring as we eavesdrop on a man living in and around a self-built secret compound.

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Director / Executive Producer

David Manougian

Edited by

Kerribeth Elliott

Producers

Troy Gambee
David Kamens

Music By

Robin Zimmerman

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