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Deidre and Laney Rob A Train

After their mother ends up in jail, two sisters turn to train robbery in order to support their family.

Dir. Sydney Freeland 2017 - Feature
co-scored with Mark Orton
Premiered at Sundance 2017

available on Netflix

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Harvest

Harvest captures one week in the life of a woman named Jenni, exploring the simple patterns that define her life.  As we get to know her, we also come to understand the extent to which her seemingly ordinary life is of great interest to people she has never met.

Dir. Kevin Byrnes 2016 - Documentary Short
Premiered at Aspen Shorts Fest 2017

watch on Vimeo

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Of Minor Prophets

In the rural Midwest, a lonely, bachelor farmer befriends a sex worker whose intentions aren't what they appear. Desire, deceit and doubt combine to create an explosive mix that forces both sides to discover just how far they're willing to go to get what they want.

Dir. Joe Hubers 2014 - Feature
Premiered Landlocked Film Fest 2014
Winner Best Feature Narrative Landlocked Film Fest. Winner of World Cinema Screenwriting Award at the 2015 Amsterdam Intl Film Festival.

available on iTunes

 
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Heart of Wilderness

Travis and his wife Aimee are struggling to stay afloat financially and keep their marriage in tact. Travis risks everything and becomes entangled in a drug deal that goes south. Under false pretenses, he convinces Aimee to join him on a canoe trip in northern Minnesota where they find themselves paddling through icy waters. While there, he tells Aimee they cannot return home and she and their six-year old daughter must come with him to start a new life somewhere else. On the journey, Travis discovers Aimee has her own secrets as well.

Dir. Towle Neu 2015 - Feature
Premiered at River Run Intl Film Festival 2015
Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Duluth Film Festival 2015
Best of Fest, Mpls/St. Paul Intl Film Festival 2015

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The Birch Grove

Caught between love and death, two brothers wrestle with their past in a dance towards reconciliation. A poetic film about the power of family ties, inspired by the novella of the same name by the Polish author, Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz.

Dir. Gabrielle Lansner 2015 - Short
Premiered at Newport Beach Film Festival  2015
Grand Jury Prize & Best Experimental Film at Underexposed Film Festival 2015
Cinedans, Amsterdam 2015
Cannes Short Film Corner 2015
San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2015   

 

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Drunktown's Finest

Drunktown's Finest follows three young Native Americans – an adopted Christian girl, a rebellious father-to-be, and a promiscuous transsexual – as they strive to escape the hardships of life on an Indian reservation.

Dir. Sydney Freeland 2014 - Feature
Executive Producer Robert Redford
Premiered at Sundance 2014
Winner Jury Grand and Audience award Outfest 2014

available on iTunes

 
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The Joneses

The Joneses explores the story of Jheri Jones, a lively 74-year-old transgender divorcee and her family who live in Bible Belt Mississippi. Though she’s reconciled with the family after years of estrangement, and now lives with two of her sons in a trailer park home, Jheri embarks on a new journey to reveal her identity to her grandchildren, resolve old resentments and reconcile thorny questions from the past.

Dir. Moby Longinotto 2016 - Documentary
Premiered at San Francisco Intl Film Festival 2016

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The Stronger

The Stronger is a film that evokes the interior conflicts of two women grappling with love, betrayal, and shame and is inspired by August Strindberg’s play of the same name. An emotional and psychological journey unfolds as we are drawn into the interior worlds of two women who are in love with the same man. Without dialogue, the story is told entirely through subtle, but emotionally charged choreography juxtaposed with realistic vignettes.

Dir. Gabrielle Lansner 2012 - Short
Nominated Best Experimental Film, Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
Best Artistic Directors Award, Lady Filmmakers Festival, LA, USA
Award of Distinction, Open Stage Film Festival, Tarnow, Poland

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W.L. Dow: Architect

W.L. Dow, Architect  is a documentary about a prairie architect who came to Dakota Territory in 1880 and built a number of symbolic structures. Wallace Dow has been referred to as the "Builder on the Prairie" and was considered the premier architect of South Dakota in the late 19th century. 

Dir. Brad Dumke 2013 - Documentary
Premiered on PBS