My new short film went up on election day. Unfortunately, it speaks a little too …
Official Selection: SXSW, LA Shorts Fest, Sarasota Film Fest, Hamptons International, Sidewalk Film Fest, and more.
This film was made possible by a grant from Rooftop Films.
Written and Directed by James M. Johnston
Produced by Alec Jhangiani
Starring Charles Baker
Cinematography by HutcH
Edited by David Lowery
Original Score by Curtis Glenn Heath
Set in rural Texas the story chronicles an unnamed man with a broken spirit. In the beginning we see him returning to his family. Where he’s been is unknown. Wherever it was – prison, maybe war – the years have not been kind to him. In spite of his family’s warm welcome the man can’t shake an anger that builds in him so he must leave them again. This time to return to the land that was once theirs, a land that had been in the family for generations, a land that has been stolen, plundered, and sewn with seeds of greed. There’s a force at work, a corruption that destroys homes, nature, families, and memories. The Man decides to lay his stakes down and pits himself against it all. He is on a ruinous mission to sate the hatred in his heart with the knife he carries in his hand.