"Number 5" in the title refers to the name of a coal mine.
Our lead actor, Michael Meredith, is the mayor of Mount Hope, West Virginia.
Actress Valerie Blazek learned her Appalachian accent by watching Coal Miner's Daughter.
Actor Christopher Devlin is on the Board of the National Down Syndrome Congress.
Director Kim Spurlock's father, who is a Green Beret, taught the actors how to handle guns and throw knives.
"In the Pines" is a traditional American folk song that dates back to the 1870's. It was covered by Nirvana in their MTV Unplugged concert.