Shorts Block 1

Montana Film Festival

Showings

Film Info
Series:Montana Film Festival
Run Time:104 min
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ken White, Kawennahere Devery Jacobs, Migizi Pensoneau, Katrelle N. Kindred, Ian Carstens, Omar Al D

Description

THE CONSERVATIONIST

Dir. Ken White

12 min

Trying 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.

RAE

Dir. Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs

9 min

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.

BELIEVER

Dir. Migizi Pensoneau

5 min

A bodyguard under attack has to heed his own advice. Montana Made.

WAR PAINT

Dir. Katrelle Kindred

17 min

A young South L.A black girl experiences a series of events that intersects racism and sexism during the 4th of July holiday.


RIGHT HAND
Dir. Ian Carstens
5 min
Found footage from an anthropologist’s travels through Nepal. Director in attendance. Montana Made.


ABLUTION
Dir. Omar Al Dakheel
15 min
The bond between a disabled Muslim father and his son is tested when love is pitted against religion.

MR. TALENTED

Dir. Rochee Jefferey
15 min
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.

REMISSION

Dir. John Charter

7 min

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.


RAINMAKER
Dir. Kristen Hester
19 min
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.