This one-minute short was my entry for 2011 Hint Fiction Film Contest. The challenge: take a given 25-word-or-less story and produce a one-minute-or-less short film that tells that story, incorporates it, comments upon it, etc. The film has to contain the story as given, but otherwise the filmmaker is given room to play.
"The Things We Own Tell Stories" took FIRST PRIZE in the contest (and was joined by five other Colorado-based films in the top-ten finalists. all of which were shown at the 2012 Vail Film Festival).
Write-Direct-Shoot-Edit-Color-Craft Services: Nelson Goforth
Production: Robert King
Art: Donna Hattin
Music: Elizabeth Rose
Actors: Don Kraus, Elizabeth Salomon, Matthew Clark, Richard Bloch, Mai-Quyen Tran, Erin Rolf (and daughters) and Elizabeth Rose. Yard Sale shoppers: Lon and Wendy Nestrud.