MN Short Narratives



Short films by a collection of people who have a bit of “Minnesota” in them…

En route to interview for her dream job, Sylvia Wiggins finds herself trapped with a calamity from her past.

Director Sarah Morreim is a professional photographer, event producer, and founder of CCE Productions. Since 2002, she has directed and written three independent short films. Her latest film, Good Morning, incorporated a mentoring program for high school students through the nonprofit, Story Board. Sarah is a founding member of the MNWIFT chapter.

The National Entry into the 48 Hour Film Project, the Mpls team drew Comedy/Adventure to tell a tale of an ancient secret society.

Director Jesse Roesler finds humans fanscinating and fantastic, so naturally he likes making movies about them. He has directed a handful of short documentaries, narratives and music videos.

Watch as Bill Spockman, famed explorer, exposes the mysteries of the well-known Arctic Quadrangle.

Hailing from St Paul, director Jonathan Nowak works as a commercial and short film director in Los Angeles. He recently finished the feature script, Came Tumbling After, and is currently shopping it around.

Conceived while listening to the album, “Colors,” by talking jazz artist, Ken Nordine, “Flesh” is a visual translation of the musical track with the same name.

Co-director, Victor Rukavina was born and raised on the Iron Range of northern Minnesota, Victor Rukavina moved to Minneapolis in 2002 where he graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a degree in filmmaking. He is currently employed as a videographer, makes independent work on the side, and travels as much as possible. Co-director Eric Carlson hails from Northfield, MN.
He graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, focusing on Graphic Design.

C U @ ED’S
Tadd and Tina met online…are they ready for the face-to-face?

Director Casey Stangl is part of American Film Institute’s 2007 Directing Workshop for Women, where C U@ED’S was developed. Casey was the artistic director of Eye of the Storm Theatre in Minneapolis and was named Artist of the Year and Best Director in 2003. Casey recently directed Third at the Guthrie Theater.

Mythical lovers Bruno and Filippa vanish for 300 nights to conceive the most dangerously stunning creation the world had ever known in this Greekchic mini flick.

Raised on a steady diet of fashion magazines and music videos, cinematic duo and co-directors, JoEllen Martinson and William Scott Rees have funneled their style-minded, angst- fueled lives into a string of acclaimed, female-focused films under their video label, founded in 2003.

Based on Geoffrey Chaucer’s 14th-century short story of the same name, The Pardoner’s Tale follows three friends as greed tears them apart.

Director Dan Olson grew up in Hastings, Minnesota and began acting in theatre in middle school. He followed that passion through high school, and while pursuing an economics degree at Hamline University in St. Paul, Dan spent most of his time working on various theatrical productions – both on and off stage. In 2004 Dan moved to Los Angeles to study filmmaking at Chapman University and recently received his MFA in Film Production. The Pardoner’s Tale is his graduate thesis film.

A French-speaking student from Vermont enrolls in college and ends up living with an odd roommate. Overtime, they learn to accept their differences.

A homegrown Minnesotan native, director Brian Barnes is a second year film student attending Ithaca College in New York. His film, WHEN I LEARNED WHAT ALL THE HYPE WAS ABOUT, IT WAS BEAUTIFUL, is his directorial debut in film school.

A nun’s chance encounter with a troubled young woman takes an unexpected turn when it’s learned they share a mutual acquaintance.

A native of Burnsville, director Chris Gegax graduated from Minneapolis Community College’s Filmmaking Program and moved to Los Angeles to work at Orion Pictures under Director David Anspaugh (Hoosiers, Rudy). In 1997, he began producing and directing narrative short films on his own. Gegax lives in Minneapolis with his wife and daughters.

It’s his time to shine…

In March 2002, co-directors Jason Lausche and Andrew Hunt founded the creative group, Sleepy Eye. This boutique specializes in developing original content for the web, television commercials, shorts and feature length films. Sleepy Eye is currently developing a variety of internet-based programs and shows geared for an online audience.