About the Film

Over a romantic Christmas weekend, a young couple retreats to a Colorado cabin, where their relationship is tested by haunted pasts and the sobering present.


Houston Broadcast Film Critics Association
WINNER, Best Picture
WINNER, Best Actress (Amanda Maddox)
WINNER, Best Supporting Actress (Olivia Grace Applegate)

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
WINNER, Gold Remi Award

Hunter Mountain Film Festival (New York Premiere)
WINNER, Best Director

Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase
WINNER, Best Foreign Drama
WINNER, Audience Choice - Best Feature
NOMINATED, Best Overall Feature

Colorado International Film Festival
WINNER, Colorado Film Award, Bronze

Northeast Mountain Film Festival (Georgia Premiere)
FINALIST, Best Feature Film
FINALIST, Best Actress


WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival (World Premiere)

Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival (Florida Premiere)

Northeast Mountain Film Festival (Georgia Premiere)

Hunter Mountain Film Festival (New York Premiere)

Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase (North Texas Premiere)

Colorado International Film Festival (Colorado Premiere)

Skyline Indie Film Fest (Virginia Premiere)

Louisville’s International Festival of Film (Kentucky Premiere)

Ojai Film Festival (West Coast Premiere)

St. Cloud Film Festival (Minnesota Premiere)


Set against the rustic winter backdrop of the Colorado Western Slope, EVERGREEN is an intimate character study of an interfaith couple's relationship over a tumultuous Christmas weekend. Paul and Gena have been in a committed relationship for over a year and are at a pivotal point in their lives. Paul is a modern day Catholic, whereas Gena is anything but; Paul wants marriage, while Gena needs physical intimacy and to take their relationship to the next level.  When expectations clash, the two set aside their prior notions and agree to a brutally honest, no-holds-barred weekend of "question-and-answer," unearthing long-buried secrets and manifestations from relationships past.

EVERGREEN takes a hyper-realistic look behind the veil of a common, modern relationship and reveals how the boundaries and barriers that define our conditional love can be stripped down to reveal deeper truths.


Tanner Kalina

Amanda Maddox

Olivia Grace Applegate

David Bianchi

Directed & Screenplay By:
Joe Duca

Story By:
Tanner Kalina, Marshall Kistner, Joe Duca

Produced By:
Marshall Kistner, Justin Graver, Kristin Jones, Savvas Yiannoulou

Executive Producers:
Marshall Kistner, Justin Graver, Tanner Kalina, Kristin Jones, Mary J. Davis

Anna Donnella

Director of Photography:
Matthew Plaxco

Production Designer:
Oliver Johnson

Edited By:
Justin Graver

Original Music By:
Maverick Dugger

Music Supervisor:
Aubrey Caswell

Sound Designer:
Colin Lechner, M.P.S.E.

Supervising Sound Editor:
Marinna Guzy

VFX Producer:
Nathalie Fortunel




Color, Digital

Run Time
96 minutes

Production Company
Daffy, LLC

Filming Location
Filmed in Meeker, CO