Trail Angels

Nature, Human Nature, Spirituality
Daniel Peddle
56/80 minutes


Official Selection Austin Film Festival

Official Selection Virginia Film Festival

Official Selection Duke City DocFest

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'Trail Angels' is an inspiring portrait of unsung heroes who have made it their quest to help the seasonal thru-hikers of the Appalachian Trail, a pilgrimage of five million footsteps. Mala, Baltimore Jack, Miss Janet, and Trail Angel Mary are working class Americans who have embraced The Golden Rule in spite of the sacrifices it often requires. For those willing to go the distance, a community based on kindness and simplicity emerges from the backwoods of America.



Daniel Peddle

Daniel Peddle's debut feature documentary film, The Aggressives, is considered an important and penetrating work on gender identity in the modern world. It was awarded the Alfred C. Kinsey Honor from the Kinsey Institute in 2006 and has won numerous "Best of" awards at documentary film festivals worldwide. Powerhouse Books published Peddle's written expose on the Aggressive subculture in the book Transculturalism in 2005. The film was embraced by its subjects and continues to engage audiences screening on LOGO, Viacom's channel geared towards the LGBT community.

Peddle spent his childhood in the woods of rural North Carolina. He graduated with honors in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and attended graduate film school at New York University. He has lived in New York City since 1992.

He is the founder of Daniel Peddle Casting a company that specializes in casting models for fashion with an international clientele including such companies as Conde Nast and the LVMH group. Peddle is represented as an artist by Envoy Gallery in NY. His wordless book, Snowday, was published in 2000 by Doubleday.

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