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Surviving the Wild AKA Riley's Peak is a 2018 American family drama film directed by Patrick Alessandrin and written by Mark Hefti.[1] It stars Jon Voight, Jamie Kennedy, Vail Bloom, Matt Bevin, and Aidan Cullen.[2] It was released in select theaters across America on January 12, 2018.[3] The movie was also premiered on Showtime. It was produced by Steven Paul, Patrick Alessandrin, Vail Bloom, Sweta Rai, and Michael Givens.


Against the wishes of his parents (who are in the midst of a messy divorce), a young boy steals the ashes of his dead Grandfather and runs away into the wilderness with his dog. The boy is determined to fulfill his beloved Grandpa's dying wishes and spread his ashes atop a remote mountain. Along the treacherous journey, the boy and the dog are accompanied by the ghost of his Grandpa, who helps them on their journey, brings the family back together and gives the boy one last chance to say goodbye.


  • Aidan Cullen as Shaun


Crystal Sky Pictures, SP Releasing


  1. ^ Erickson, Randy. "Randy Erickson: Jon Voight stars in films by Onalaska's Mark Hefti". La Crosse Tribune. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  2. ^ McNary, Dave; McNary, Dave (2016-12-19). "Jon Voight's 'Riley's Peak,' 'Ghost Beyond' Get Financing From Steven Paul". Variety. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  3. ^ "Family-friendly adventure film shot in Kentucky that stars actor Jon Voight debuts nationwide". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved 2019-02-01.

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