Short Fiction, 16mm, 13', USA, 2009/10

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Short synopsis

Bessie reluctantly goes on a camping trip with her estranged father Don. Unsure about how to relate or even speak to each other, Don and Bessie engage in typical rituals like fishing, card playing and singing. As they grow closer, it becomes clear that Don is haunted by his military past.


Cast: Katherine Leigh Thomas (Lead)
William Philip (Lead)
Suanne Spoke

Writer/Director/Editor: Carolina Hellsgård
DP: Bryce Fortner
1st A.C.: Tim Balcomb
2nd A.C.: Scott Cummings
Gaffer: Adam Burr
Key grip: Mattias Ljungström
Boom operator: Janna Lopez
Sound recorder: Kevin Sorensen
Script Continuity: Elia Urquiza
Assistant Director: Toby Lawrence
UPM/Catering: Christie Young
2nd AD/Catering: Ruthie Reynolds

Funded by the Berliner Senat Künstlerinnenprogramm and California Institute of the Arts



REDCAT, Cal Arts Film Directing Showcase, Los Angeles
Cinema Arsenal, Institute for Film and Video Art Berlin / Künstlerinnenprogramm