The feature-length documentary BEYOND THE TREE LINE is now available to rent/own on all North American digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms, as well as on DVD, starting on May 14, 2024

Documentary Showcasing the 4-Year-Old Who Hiked the Entire Appalachian Trail Sets Digital Debut for North American VOD Platforms and DVD Today: May 14, 2024

BEYOND THE TREE LINE captures the physical challenges and emotional/psychological impact of the 2,200 mile, 7-month journey along the Appalachian Trail while exploring the immersive power of nature.”

— Filmmaker Joel Guelzo

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 14, 2024 / — Freestyle Digital Media–the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group–has just released the documentary feature BEYOND THE TREE LINE, which is now available to rent/own on all North American digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms, as well as on DVD. BEYOND THE TREE LINE is a captivating feature-length documentary that chronicles the remarkable journey of the Sutton family as they trek America’s entire Appalachian Trail, covering 2,193 miles of wilderness terrain with their 4-year-old son, Harvey Sutton, before he starts kindergarten. In BEYOND THE TREE LINE, viewers witness moments of triumphs, struggles, and the camaraderie of the trail backpacking community. Through stunning cinematography and intimate interviews, the documentary offers an inside look at the mental challenge and willpower required to backpack from Georgia to Maine, proving that with commitment and perseverance, even the most daunting challenge can be conquered.

Directed by Joel Guelzo, BEYOND THE TREE LINE was produced by Guelzo, Josh Sutton, Cassie Sutton, and Nick Greene.

“Sifting through 150 hours of film footage to create BEYOND THE TREE LINE was no small feat,” said filmmaker Joel Guelzo. “Through the eyes of Josh, Cassie, and the endearing Little Man Harvey, this documentary captures not just their physical challenges, but the emotional and psychological impact of their 2,200-mile, seven-month journey along the Appalachian Trail. BEYOND THE TREE LINE is an exploration of the immersive power of nature.

Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal to acquire BEYOND THE TREE LINE directly with Ryan Bury of MPX-Motion Picture Exchange.



About Freestyle Digital Media
The digital distribution unit of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, Freestyle Digital Media, is a premiere multi-platform distributor with direct partnerships across all major cable, satellite, digital and streaming platforms. Capitalizing on a robust infrastructure, proven track record, and a veteran sales team, Freestyle Digital Media is a true home for independent films. Recent releases include THE ROAD DOG starring comedian Doug Stanhope, SURVIVE starring HBO’s GAME OF THRONES star Sophie Turner and Corey Hawkins, the music documentary profiling blues guitar legends Jimmie Vaughan and Stevie Ray Vaughan, BROTHERS IN BLUES, DEAR ZOE starring Sadie Sink from the hit Netflix series STRANGER THINGS, Jessica Capshaw and Theo Rossi. Other Freestyle Digital Media titles include BEST SUMMER EVER the teen musical featuring a fully integrated cast and crew of people with and without disabilities, produced by Jamie Lee Curtis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson, THE WEDDING YEAR starring Sarah Hyland and Anna Camp, THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH starring Danny Houston, UNTOGETHER starring Jamie Dornan, Jemima Kirke, Ben Mendelsohn, Alice Eve and Billy Crystal, the action-comedy BETTER START RUNNING starring Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons and Maria Bello, THE BACHELORS starring Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons, Julie Delpy and Odeya Rush and the award-winning documentary HONDROS produced by Jamie Lee Curtis and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Eric Peterkofsky
Allen Media Group/Freestyle Digital Media
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Official Trailer: BEYOND THE TREE LINE

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