Land of Dry Bones

Directed By Darrell Lake.

This unique short asks the question a tough question; can a child solider be forgiven? Children in those situations are made to do heinous crimes to local villagers, this plot depicts a villager recognizing a grown and rehabilitated former child solider in a western country that they’ve both immigrated to. How is this delicate situation handled?

Production Details & Description

When a grocery store altercation turns violent, a father must come to terms with his deeply troubling past as a child soldier from Sierra Leone.

Written and Directed by Darrell Lake
Producers: Darrell Lake, Joseph Harold, Joel Harold, Matt Hill, Jonatas Da Silva
Executive Producers: Max Kanu, Maisy-Kay Kendrick, Christina Jobe
Cinematographer: Kyle Krupinski
Editor: Patrick Lawrence
Music by: Alexander Arntzen
Production Designer: Jay Dizon

Starring
Darrell Lake, Reid Cox, Ariel Trent, Tim Lane, April Grace, Leslie Stevens, Ryan Caltagirone, Samir M Gumaneh, Gretchen Klien, Kamy Bruder, Troy Castaneda, Rafael Miguel.

“Lake displays complete control over his masterful framing of action sequences, skillful directing of actors, in addition to crafting an effective sociopolitical commentary and a treatise on “unboxing our memories” and PTSD. What other goals could a filmmaker wish to attain in a 14-minute film? Bravo.” – Film Threat

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Festivals
2020 WINNER BEST AFRICAN-AMERICAN DIRECTED SHORT FILM – PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL
2020 WINNER ENTERTAINMENT STUDIES AWARD – UCLAX FILM FESTIVAL
2020 NOMINEE BEST SHORT FILM – BRONZELENS FILM FESTIVAL
2020 OFFICIAL SELECTION HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
2020 OFFICIAL SELECTION MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
2020 OFFICIAL SELECTION BLACK HARVEST FILM FESTIVAL
2020 OFFICIAL SELECTION MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
2020 OFFICIAL SELECTION PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL

PRODUCTION COMPANY: DARRELL LAKE FILMS
Website – darrelllakefilms.com
Email us at darrelllakefilms@gmail.com