Remember the Stephanie Stewart story about the 70-year-old fire-spotter who disappeared without a trace from a fire lookout in Hinton, Alberta in August 2006. Her body was never found. In 2018, the RCMP initiated a new search around the Athabasca Fire Lookout, but found nothing. This August will be the 15th anniversary of this tragic event. The Stewart story was the inspiration behind the remarkable new feature film, Tree Line, by Quebec's award-winning director Nicholas Kinsey.
Tree Line is a missing persons’ story about the disappearance of a fire-spotter working at a remote fire lookout. Meg and her estranged daughter Susan are polar opposites. Meg is a free spirit and an artist, while Susan is a successful and driven big-city accountant. They haven’t seen each other in years – and now they may never see each other again. A local police detective, an Afghan Canadian, who has lost his wife and children in a bomb blast in Kandahar during the Taliban period, provides assistance when the local authorities hit a brick wall. Susan decides to take things into her own hands, setting out on a dangerous journey in search of her mother.