red ("Field Guide to November Days")

2010, 80 mins
Super 16mm

Written and Directed by
Nick Peterson

Produced by
Mary Defreese

Starring
Joe Haege, Briana Ledford

An almost wordless study of social isolation, miscommunication and sexual identity, Field Guide was made as a counter-piece to our previous film, yellow. The film follows a recently separated couple, Matt (Joe Haege) and Natalie (Briana Ledford), as they attempt a reconciliation. When their relationship fails a second time, each begin to explore their identities independently; Natalie through socially radical action and Matt through his sexuality.

Filmed entirely by bicycle (all cast, crew and equipment was transported without the aid of cars), filmmakers Nick and Mary toured the film by bike from Vancouver, B.C. to Los Angeles, CA, screening the film in 9 different cities in the Summer of 2010. The tour totaled five weeks and over 1,300 miles. Bike tour details

Art Direction
Mary DeFreese

Location Sound
Morgan Hobart, Jared Arave

Set Photography
Ty Chance

Music
Eric Schopmeyer

Cast
Matt: Joe Haege
Natalie: Briana Ledford
Christian: Nick Peterson
Jason: Andrew Ellmaker
Sarah: Becky Dawson
Hannah: Mary DeFreese
Kasey: Ledah Wilcox
Sean: Hunter T. Bronn
Marcus: Jeff Mills
Hitchhiker: Suzette Smith
Coffee Shop Patron: Eugene Valjean
Coworker: Alex Klavitter
Library Patron: Andrew Hamilton
Jason's Friends: Jesse Donaldson, Elena Lauterbach
Mother: Caitlin Bishop
Child: Henry
Barback: Erin Lyons
Nori as Herself
Why I Must Be Careful is Seth Brown, John Niekrasz
Mattress is Rex Marshall

"November Days" Filmed By Bike, Distributed By Bike
A.K. Streeter
June 28, 2010
treehuger

Duo combine bicycle tour with film release
Kai Beech
June 22, 2010
Times-Standard

Filmmaker Talks Bikes, Queer Audiences and Baby Bunnies
Ryan Prado
June 21, 2010
JustOut

Pretty Defining
June 17, 2010
Eugene Weekly

Two Portland filmmakers detail a queer bicycle journey
Alley Hector
June 15, 2010
AfterEllen

Epic Bicycle Adventure!
Bob Kronbauer
June 10, 2010
Vancouver Is Awesome

Portland filmmakers take bike film on the road-on bike
Stan Hall
June 10, 2010
The Oregonian

Art House Beat
Bill White
June 8, 2010
Seattle PostGlobe

FGtND and the Regressors
Brendan Kiley
May 28, 2010
The Stranger

Sad Times
Marjorie Skinner
May 13, 2010
Portland Mercury

Beyond the Multiplex
Stan Hall
May 13, 2010
The Oregonian

East Side, West Side
Aaron Mesh
May 12, 2010
Willamette Week