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In rural Texas the story chronicles an unnamed man with a broken spirit returning to his family. Where he's been is unknown. In spite of their warm welcome he can't shake a rising anger. So he must leave them again. This time to return to the land that was once theirs, a land that has been stolen, plundered, and sewn with seeds of greed. The Man decides to lay his stakes down and pits himself against it all. He’s on a ruinous mission to sate the hatred in his heart with the knife he carries in his hand.


Director(s): James M. Johnston

Producer(s): Alec Jhangiani

Screenwriter(s): James M. Johnston

Cinematographer: Hutch Muselessmime

Editor(s): David Lowery

Production Designer: Jonathan Rudak

Sound Designer: Tim Nagle

Music: Curtis Glenn Heath

Principal Cast: Charles Baker, Richard Olsen, Miriana Andreeva

Director Bio


Johnston is from Fort Worth, TX. His short films have been showcased at dozens of film festivals, and his latest directorial work KNIFE received a production grant from Rooftop Films. He also works as a producer and was recently awarded a Creative Producing Fellowship by the Sundance Institute.


Public Film Contact

Alec Jhangiani
Sailor Bear Films
2829 Willing Ave.
Fort Worth


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