Dir. Ken White
12 minTrying to escape his complicity in an environmental disaster, a gifted economist retreats into an Eden of his own making, but when a tyrannical energy conglomerate threatens to destroy paradise, he takes conservation to a murderous extreme. Director and writer in attendance. Montana Made.
Dir. Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs
Today is Rae’s 7th birthday and she’s excited for the party her mom, Ista, has promised her. But as the day wears on, it becomes obvious that the promises have been derailed by personal demons. As Rae’s strength is revealed, parental roles are reversed.
Dir. Migizi Pensoneau
A bodyguard under attack has to heed his own advice. Montana Made.
Dir. Katrelle Kindred
A young South L.A black girl experiences a series of events that intersects racism and sexism during the 4th of July holiday.
Dir. Ian Carstens
Found footage from an anthropologist’s travels through Nepal. Director in attendance. Montana Made.
Dir. Omar Al Dakheel
The bond between a disabled Muslim father and his son is tested when love is pitted against religion.
Dir. Rochee Jefferey
Inspired by a true story, Mr. Talented follows a space-obsessed photographer whose life and sanity unravels as he struggles to make a name for himself in the art world.
Dir. John Charter
A short art film that explores the aftermath of trauma. The creatures represent emotional battle wounds and a struggle to be restored. The symbolism is inspired by the true story of the film’s Creature Designer, Paul Kaiser, who returned home from a traumatic war experience and the life he knew fell apart. His current mission is to reconnect with his children. Director and crew in attendance.
Dir. Kristen Hester
Cut off from her spirituality and artistic ability, K searches for love and affirmation in the arms of a demonic entity which represents her affliction in both its lethal and seductive aspects. K realizes that she must choose between confronting her demon or subjecting her little girl, Honor, to the same fate. Producers in attendance. Montana Made.