Award-winning writer and director and Kankakee native Andrew Lamping has teamed up with former Kankakee-native-turned-Hollywood-filmmaker Jeff Stolhand in the recently-awarded short film “Wildlands.”

“Wildlands,” which will premiere this month at the Marina Del Rey Film Festival in Los Angeles, follows 10-year-old Peter (played by Bourbonnais actor Oliver Heinrich), who wakes up in a mysterious forest with no memory and must befriend a strange creature in order to survive.

Peter befriends Henry, a talking bear. Henry (portrayed by UK actor and voice talent, Martin Dickenson, of “Go Go Buster”) helps Peter fight for survival against a creature known as The Cobbler. Peter must learn the Cobbler’s true identity in order to defeat him.

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