Congrats to the incredible 2022 #WolfTreeFilmFestival Official Selections! Grab your tickets ASAP for the short film screenings at The Franke, Saturday, Jan 22, 2022. Doors open at 6pm and films roll at 7pm.
CONTENT WARNING: Some films included in this festival contain mature content that may be inappropriate for young viewers and may be triggering for others. Viewer discretion is advised.
A IS FOR APPLE
Written & Directed by Adam Mick Laughlin · Produced by Killian Heilsberg
A worm finds a city inside an apple, but must escape the fascist government drones inside.
Written & Directed by Bret Miller · Produced by Ashley Carey
While taking a final tour of an investment home, a distracted developer is horrified to discover that the deceased owner never left. And she never will.
FROM THE DIARY OF A SPACE VILLAN
Directed by Kendall Royce Oswald, Spencer Nolan Oswald · Produced by Spencer Nolan Oswald
There’s perhaps nothing more villainous, and of course nothing more space, than a space villain. In this film, a villainous space bounty hunter by the name of Keith, carries out a task in a very poetic-like manner.
HUDSON HOGSETT: KINDA INTO SOCCER
Directed by Jordan Presley · Produced by Andrew Stewart
While Hudson and his immediate circle of family, friends, and coaches won’t say this (they’re too humble) we believe that Hudson is one of the most special soccer talents in North America in his age group. Our brief for telling his story was to walk the fine line between showcasing the incredible talent that is Hudson Hogsett, while also showing the grounded nature of him being a kid.
LICENSE & REGISTRATION
Written & Directed by Jackson Ezinga · Produced by Jackson Ezinga, Chris Randall
Elliott Nelson, a cop impersonator with good intentions, makes his first traffic stop.
Directed by Eric Ebner · Produced by Guillem Rius · Edited by Scott Elliott
Millions of single use plastics are discarded every day across the globe. What happens then? Artist liina klauss attempts to visualize the journey of all disgraced plastics through her installation on a beach in Bali, Indonesia. First Prize at the National Geographic Society Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge.
Directed by John Klein, Kate Black-Spence
Jamie is a young woman living in rural Indiana struggling to figure out her place and identity. When she inadvertently stumbles across a frequency on her ham radio and makes contact with astronaut Noa currently orbiting Earth, the two women are presented with the opportunity to find meaningful connection, even while worlds apart.
THE I’S HAVE IT
Directed & Choreographed by Kayla Schiltgen · Camerawork by Jasper Meddock
“the I’s have it” explores responding to the innermost voice. Filmed in the dense forest of Northern Minnesota, the setting creates a space equal to the depths of one’s mind, challenging the dancer, cinematographer and viewer to allow themselves to get lost, listen deeply, and perhaps find something new.
THE PEACE PIPELINE
Directed by Gitz Crazyboy, Tito Ybarra
Comedians and activists Gitz Crazyboy and Tito Ybarra pose as a indigenous energy company sharing plans to reroute Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline through the wealthy white suburbs of Duluth, MN, to more fairly share the risks oil pipelines bring to indigenous lands—with shocking and hilarious results.