Beginning with an unexpected encounter surrounding a lost dog, Welcome to Pine Hill blurs the line between documentary and fiction. The story follows its protagonist, Shannon — a reformed drug dealer who is now an insurance claims adjuster — in the days following a grim medical diagnosis. Shannon, portrayed in an extraordinarily intimate performance by first-time actor Shannon Harper (of Trinidad and Tobago descent), sets out to make peace with those around him and, in turn, find his own peace beyond the cacophony of New York City.
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Keith Miller is a filmmaker and painter. A member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, he made his first short film in 2004, and his films have shown in festivals in the USA and abroad. Welcome to Pine Hill is his first feature. A professor at NYU’s Gallatin School, Keith is also the curator of the Gallatin Galleries.