July Rising - Growing pears is hard. Growing up is harder.

Farming is hard.
Growing up is harder.
Farming is hard. Growing up is harder.

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When 16-year-old Andy loses her grandfather and inherits the family orchard, she also becomes the ward of her estranged aunt from the city and must navigate the path to her future from a small town where independence for young women has never been an option.


Excellent filmmaking demands a collaborative effort.

As individuals, we would not be able to complete this film, but as a team we were able to combine our collective experience to make something bigger than the sum of our individual parts.   

During shooting actors and crew members alike learned and leaned on one another to tell the story of the film: about the love of the land and how we really get to decide who we want to be.

Sometimes it felt more like we crashed into each other. But we did it. We worked past barriers from wildfire smoke to forklifts that wouldn’t start to wasps in a pear bin. We came, we saw, we collaborated.

Now we invite you to become part of our team, to help us finish telling this story. Because we think you’ll agree this is your story too.

The July Rising Production Team
Pausing for a group photo on day nine. Photo: Clay Haskell

Get to Know our Team

Chauncey Crail

Writer, Director, Producer

Isabella Egizi

Assistant Producer

Devin Ashley Whitten

Actor - ``Kate``

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