Malignant

We open on a wide-open Texan landscape, accented by the oppressive presence of polluting, violently churning oil fields. 24-year-old Chynna is being escorted through the drab environment by the contrastingly chipper Birdie – just one member of TheWellness Retreat: a faith-healing group, where Chynna’s breast-cancer stricken mother – Debbie – awaits her daughter’s visit. The group resides on a plot of renovated military housing, hinting at the glossed over decay Chynna expects of its inhabitants. Unexpectedly, Chynna finds everyone on the commune welcoming and kind – but keeps her guard up.

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Credits

Directors:

Morgan Bond, Nickolas Grisham

Producer:

Morgan Bond, Mackenzie McMahon

Screenwriter:

Nickolas Grisham, Curtis McOsker

Cinematographer:

Taylor Camarot

Editor:

Nickolas Grisham

Production Designer:

Chad Gnar

Sound Designer:

Richard Hamilton

Music:

Richard Hamilton, Andrew Schindler, Nickolas Grisham

Principal Cast:

Nick Stevenson, Karie Ann Randol, Peggy Schott, Avery Merrifield, Lana Deiterich, Katie Kohler

Additional Credits:

1st AC: Beca Rodriguez, B Cam Op: Patrick Hoy, Wardrobe: Sarah Parrish, Gaffer: Chad Brewer, Key Grip: Tiger Hill, VFX: JP Jaramillo, Sound Mixer: Erik Duemig, Script Supervisor: Patrick McSherry, Colorist: Brandon Thomas, Locations: Matt Woolley

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Morgan Bond
CamLock Films
morgan@camlockfimls.com
5124979782

Publicity Contact:

Morgan Bond
morgan@camlockfilms.com
5124979782

Details

Primary Entry:
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Year:

2020

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genres:

Drama, Family, Short Film

Screening Section:

Texas Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Narrative Short

Language:

English

Runtime:

16 mins