Cast: Jonni Phillips, Mathieu Libman, Emily Martinez, Jess Lane, Tom Lane, Gabby Capili
When a trio of birds find their home destroyed by an unknown force, they recruit the help of a local cowgirl to help track down the culprit. With the help of a sassy horse and talking trees, the group embarks on a journey to save the forest.
Sam Lane is a fourth-year student at the California Institute of the Arts, studying Experimental Animation. Sam has worked in stop motion, hand-drawn, and VR formats. Her senior thesis will be a stop motion film, based on the Katy Perry vs. Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary convent conflict. Sam lives in Los Angeles.
The nine short films in the OPENING NITE screening of the Nitehawk Shorts Festival address the dynamics of family, shining in the face of adversity, and attempting to make meaningful connections. New York stories punctuate.