Something isn’t right at the Dallin farm where sickly 16-year-old Oren has been in foster care for 4 years. Book smart but a social pariah, Oren is mourning his boyfriend, Tomaj, who died from kidney failure 6 months ago. Oren keeps to himself when Benji, a kind-hearted boy arrives to fill Tomaj’s empty bunk. When Oren sees what foster mother Ma Dallin has been up to, he must decide whether or not to tell the other boys. Benji’s sweetness gradually wins Oren over and he falls for the new kid and shares the deadly secret about Ma’s hi-protein flour. Frustrated that Oren would keep this a secret from the other boys, Benji abandons him, and Oren must decide what to do next.
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Note From the Director
This screenplay says what I’ve always wanted to say, there is darkness in the world, but we can fight it if we join together. I’ve assembled a crew of experienced, talented artists who care about communicating worthwhile messages in film.
We’re shooting in October. The movie will be finished in March 2017.
Meet the Crew
Andy Bosnak – Director
Andy Bosnak’s lifelong passion and career in music led him to filmmaking. A director who does sound, Andy wants to share the stories of inspiring everyday people who commit to positive efforts. Andy teaches post production audio at SAE Institute. He is currently working on his MFA thesis film at DePaul University.
Justin Jones is a cinematographer and documentary filmmaker currently pursuing his MFA in Digital Cinema from DePaul University. Originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Justin received his BA in Communications and Cultural Studies from Michigan Technological University. Justin is interested in capturing pictures and telling stories that are both personal and touch on ideas of memory and identity. He recently won awards for Best Documentary and Best Cinematography at DePaul’s Premiere Film Festival for his film “The Farm on Rice Lake Road.”
Steve Kniss is an award-winning independent filmmaker based in Chicago, Illinois. He holds a BA in Digital Media from Eastern Mennonite University and is currently pursuing his MFA in Directing from DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts. He is currently touring the festival circuit with his dramatic short films Night Light and Empty Glasses.
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