|“An admirably polished indie debut. First-time director Brett Wagner is very good with the talent ... Cast standouts include a soulful Todd Swenson and the appealing Kris Carr.” -VARIETY||"A gripping thriller that illustrates how family deception from the past can never truly be covered up. Exceptional performances are delivered by the whole cast." -IndieWIRE|
|Best Feature Film - Victoria Film Festival||Best of the Fest - Sarasota International Film Festival|
|Best Ensemble Cast (Nominated) - Ashland Film Festival||Best Screenplay (Le Prix SACD) - Avignon Film Festival|
|Best Feature Film (Nominated) - Ashland Film Festival|
Distributed in 2006 under the alternate title THE HIDDEN, FIVE YEARS tells a story of secrets, lies, and fractured family in the American midwest. FIVE YEARS was a selection of dozens of film festivals internationally.