Set in southern Arizona, twenty miles from the Mexico border on the Tohono O’odham Nation, a six-year-old Indigenous girl (Amaya Juan) discovers a Hispanic migrant her age who has lost her father while traveling through the Tohono O’odham tribal lands into the United States.
CAST & CREDITS
Directed by Jefferson Stein
Jefferson Stein is a filmmaker from Texas based in Los Angeles. His short film, TUMBLE DRY LOW, screened at Seattle, Maryland, and Tallinn Black Nights and was selected for the Shoot New Directors Showcase. It premiered on Short of the Week and garnered 2.5 million views on YouTube, becoming one of the most-watched dramatic shorts on the platform. His follow up, BURROS, produced by Film Independent Spirit Award winner Liz Cardenas (7 Days, Never Goin’ Back, A Ghost Story), was awarded a Film Independent fiscal sponsorship, premiered at Tribeca 2021, won Best Narrative Short at Santa Fe IFF, Sidewalk, Arizona, and New York ICFF, qualifying for the Live Action Short Oscar® at the 95th Academy Awards®. His debut feature script set in the same world as BURROS, MAN IN THE MAZE (I’ITOI), was a 2020 Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting quarterfinalist.
Liz Cardenas, Russell Sheaffer, Jefferson Stein, Douglas Riggs
R. Brett Thomas
Camillus Lopez, Larry ‘Bear’ Wilson
Amaya Juan, Zuemmy Carrillo, Virgina Patricio, Rupert Lopez
Saturday, November 19
Lumiere Music Hall
9036 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211