The Dark Divide: Synopsis | Public House Films


“The Dark Divide” is the first feature film from REI Co-op Studios, which produces media that helps more people see themselves in the outdoors. The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of more than 19 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has 167 retail locations in 39 states and the District of Columbia. If you can’t visit a store, you can shop at, REI Outlet or the free REI shopping app. To build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that create access to—and steward—the outdoor places that inspire us all.

Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest and most trusted wildlife conservation organization, with more than 6 million members and supporters and 52 state and territorial affiliates. NWF works to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in a rapidly changing world. A portion of The Dark Divide’s profits will be donated to benefit the National Wildlife Federation’s mission to protect wildlife and wild places.

The Washington Tourism Alliance is proud to be a partner with The Dark Divide to amplify Washington’s natural beauty, recreation and responsible visitation.
The film’s central message about environmental sensitivity and responsible recreation align with many tourism industry messages, and the cinematography reminds us of Washington’s stunning beauty.

Merrell® believes in sharing the simple power of the outside with everyone – no matter who you are, where you came from, what you look like, who you love, or how you move. We believe the trail is for everyone. We're proud to partner with organizations who work every day to protect the outdoors and empower all people to feel welcomed outside and wherever life takes them. We support the work of organizations like American Hiking Society, Unlikely Hikers, ROMP, The Outdoor Journal Tour, Trail Sisters and more. Merrell is a pinnacle member of The ConservationAlliance whose mission is to fund to community-based campaigns to help protect threatened wild habitat and outdoor recreation.

The goal for Sierra Nevada Brewing Company was simple when we started: make incredible beer. But there’s more at stake, so we brew and do business like the planet’s future depends on it, because it does.

Whether planning your own outdoor adventure or seeking a respite amidst the beauty of mother nature , check out AllTrails to find trails near you. When in Washington, explore the same trails trekked by Dr. Pyle in this The Dark Divide custom AllTrails list.

The Xerces Society is a trusted source for science-based conservation information and advice and plays a leading role in protecting pollinators and many other invertebrates. Our team draws together experts from the fields of habitat restoration, entomology, plant ecology, education, farming, and conservation biology with a single passion: Protecting the life that sustains us.

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA) is the largest non-government funder of ovarian cancer research and has invested more than $100 million in research since 1998. OCRA fights ovarian cancer on all fronts, including in the lab and on Capitol Hill, and through innovative programs to support survivors and their families. OCRA’s ongoing commitment to the most promising scientific research is funding discoveries, creating new treatments, and hastening desperately needed breakthroughs.

The Cascade Forest Conservancy protects and sustains forests, streams, wildlife, and communities in the heart of the Cascades through conservation, education, and advocacy.

To advance understanding and stewardship of the Earth through science, education, and exploration of volcanic landscapes.

Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theatre in Seattle exists to empower American Indian & Alaskan Native youth ages 10-19 to express themselves with confidence and clarity traditional and contemporary performing arts.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable and to share our process as a model for the world.

Adventure Scientists® is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that equips partners with data collected from the outdoors that are crucial to addressing environmental and human health challenges.

The Lepidopterists' Society is a non-profit international organization that promotes the study and appreciation of Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). The Society was founded in 1947 on the principles of uniting amateurs and professionals in the scientific study of Lepidoptera.

The North American Bigfoot Center in Boring, Oregon includes a gift store, information center, and museum with exhibit halls featuring a wide array of bigfoot evidence and historical artifacts.

Founded in 1995, the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization is the only scientific research organization exploring the bigfoot/sasquatch mystery.