**Official Selection: George Lindsey Film Festival 2019**
**Official Selection: Smoky Mountain Film Festival 2019**
**Official Selection: Best Independents International Film Festival 2018**
**Official Selection: The Indie Gathering 2019**
**Official Selection: Azalea Film Festival 2020**
**WINNER Best First Time Director, Brett Blaylock: Independent Shorts Awards**
**WINNER Best Actor, Donald Martin III: Smoky Mountain Film Festival**
An educated painter seeks inspiration from a talented youth on a chilly morning by the Cahaba river.
In the midst of an artistic drought, Tristan agrees to meet with a talented and unknown artist with the hope of being inspired and reminded of his love for painting. However, when this unknown artist arrives at their agreed meeting spot on the bank of the Cahaba River, he is not as he described himself: he is not an elderly man finally following his lifelong passion, but an eager teenager in need of a warmer coat.
Cahaba is a surreal slice of life that uses the biodiversity and pollution of the Cahaba River to explore the identity of two artists struggling with their own forms of pollution.