Credit: Lead Editor, Compositor, Post-production Coordinator
Director: Chel White
Synopsis: Abandoned by his mother at a young age, 25-year old Presley Alan French (Thomas Stroppel) has grown up in the shadow of his father and a small town, secret militia called The Lodge. Along with his cousins, he is committed for life to participate in the group’s self-appointed mission of justice and capital punishment. Over the years, more than 20 executions have been carried out in the name of community service. When The Group forms connections to a national militia with an extremist Right Wing agenda, Presley must decide whether to break all family bonds or become an accomplice in politically motivated killings. With an eerily beautiful tone, Bucksville touches on the timely topics of ethics and the militia movement, within the context of family conflict. It is also a film about love, loyalty, and the loss of innocence.
-Best Narrative Feature, 2012 Kansas City Film Festival
-Best Lead Actor, 2012 Madrid International Film Festival
-Best First Feature, 2012 Worldfest Houston
-Second Place Narrative Feature Film Award, 2012 Athens International Film Festival
-Silver Award Narrative Feature Film, 2012 Lucerne International Film Festival
-Official Selection, 2012 Brooklyn Film Festival
-Official Selection, 2013 Berlin Independent Film Festival
Credit: Compositor, Motion Graphics Artist
Director: Dustin Lance Black
Synopsis: A single mother (Jennifer Connely) struggles to raise her son Emmett while dreaming of escaping her small Southern boardwalk town. Her long time affair with the very married, Mormon Sheriff Richard Tipton (Ed Harris) is thrown into question when he decides to run for public office. Things are further complicated when Emmett begins a romantic relationship with Tipton’s daughter. Virginia and the town-populated by Amy Madigan, Toby Jones, Yeardley Smith-are full of secrets and everyone knows Virginia can only keep things together for so long.
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival