DIRECTOR REEL 2022
END OF THE ROPE
When a family mysteriously disappears from the town of Schafer, North Dakota, suspicion lands on a sociopathic farm-hand, and the entire community rises up to take justice into its own hands.
Based on the true story of the infamous Charles Bannon case of 1931.
2 hours 18 minutes
NINA OF THE WOODS
Aspiring actress, Nina Noon, and a cynical reality TV crew follow an enigmatic guide deep into a labyrinthine forest, where they encounter an ancient, hypnotic force that locks the team under a subtle spell.
Distributed by: Gravitas Ventures
Jonathan Demme presents a film by Charlie Griak.
"The Center" is an intense, boldly cinematic vision which focuses on a cult-like group and the vulnerable young man who becomes involved in their agenda.
A HEART LIKE WATER
It's 1887 in Dakota Territory. A husband and wife, isolated in this unsettled wilderness, struggle to keep their family together and their hopes alive as they fight bitter cold, disease, wild animals, and crushing loneliness on the Dakota frontier. But they're not just fighting for themselves - New life is on the way.
Produced by: Canticle Productions
A desperate revolutionary, a wealthy factory owner, and a totalitarian police force collide in the dark underbelly of an imaginary city in a hallucinatory journey into the themes of Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment".
8 minutes, animation
Distributed by: Shorts International
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