1860. A dark fairytale folklore in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The story of a boy and his family, hidden from slavery, and a parent's will to protect their freedom at all costs...
Set circa 1860 and told through original music, a family is hidden in the mountains where a chilling lore allows them to live free from bondage.
A mother keeps her family from slavery in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The children have grown up with the tale of a man known as The Letter Carrier. As the legend goes, he roams the mountains looking for children to sell as slaves. Little do they know who he really is and that the consequences of this time will echo for generations. Painted against this historical backdrop comes an interpretive fable told through a cappella song, using original folk music, spirituals and a score using only natural sounds. All songs were performed live while shooting.
Directoral Debut of Jesse L. Martin & Rick Cosnett
Story and Lyrics by Jesse L. Martin
Musical Arrangments by Carlos Valdes
Produced by Meliisa B Kyle, Patrick Sabongui & Betty Dubney
Cast: Candus Churchill, Julia Harnett, Tyler Layton-Olson, Serena Crouse, Mariesa Course, Gary Starkell, Jaelen Harnett
HIMPFF November winner for : Best Drama Short, Best Short Musical Score , Best Short Editing (Michael T. Capone) Best Short Producign (Melissa B Kyle, Patrick Sabongui, Betty Dubney)
Febuary 2016- Cast and Crew Screening
Jan 27, 2017- Denton Black Film Festival
Feb 18, 2017- Bill Johnson Black Film Festival
Completeion Date: February 22, 2016
Production Budget: 54, 000 USD
Country of Filming: Canada
Film Language: English
Shooting Format: 4k Digital
Aspect Ratio: 2:39:1
Film is in Colour
First time film maker: No
First time Director: Yes
Student Project: No