Goldfield, Arizona 1883. Young rancher Clay Cain has been arrested for the murder of Luke Owens, a shady card player, who cheated Clay's senile father of the Cain Family Ranch in an all-in hand of poker. Clay grabs a handful of dirt as he is took to the town jail. There he stares at all he has left, his land.
Meanwhile Pops (played by the late Terry Bowker) must convince his grandson Jeremiah that hate can lead you head-first down a long road of heartache to find yourself left with nothing but a handful of dirt.
Open Hands is an ambitious, action packed short film made by the youth of New Life Full Gospel Fellowship Church in Mesa Arizona.
Mickey Halliday, Catherine Stewart, "Tall" George McMillan, Jimmy McMillan, Joe Halliday, Terry Bowker, Billy Willson, P.H. Baker, Nelson McMillan, Hughie Stewart, Mary Donahue, Mary D Burns, John Al McMillan, Jimmy McMillan Sr.
Shot on a Canon T3i
Edited with Adobe Premiere
Wrote with Celtx
Graded using Film Convert Pro