DISTANCE is a short narrative film about the power of place and the nature of power in the modern American West.
When a dying man appears on the front steps of a young girl’s middle-of-nowhere Wyoming trailer house, she must choose whether she will continue to let her circumstances dictate her life, or whether she will rewrite her own story.
Violet is a nine-year old, Colorado-based actress and model. This is her first film. She has modeled for print campaigns for brands that include Oscar de la Renta, Lands End, Hanna Andersson, and H&M. She is a fun-loving extravert who is an avid soccer player and also enjoys tennis, running, skiing, volleyball, hiking, and playing piano. She is an animal lover and loves to care for her dog, cat, and chickens. Her favorite class in school is science. If she isn't an actress when she grows up, she would like to be a veterinarian.
John was a member of the Denver Center Theatre Company for more than 20 years, during which time he appeared in more than 80 productions. His film credits include Senator Charles Sumner in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, and Jonathon Lamont in Juncture. He lives in Colorado.
TELEVISION: HBO’s True Blood and The Wire, NBC’sCrisis, CBS’s NCIS. FILM: Leave No Marine Behind, The Seer. THEATRE: International: Love’s Labor’s Lost at The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. Regional: Thirteen productions as an affiliated artist at the Tony Award winning Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC and several other lead roles across the country. Aubrey is a professional audio-book narrator for the National Library Service and he teaches acting at AMDA College & Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Hollywood. He is a graduate of The School of Drama at The North Carolina School of the Arts and lives in Los Angeles.
Anson wrote, directed, shot and edited the short narrative film, The Death of Bar T, which premiered at Aspen Shorts Fest and screened at five Academy-qualifying festivals. His documentary, Cold, won 58 festival awards, including the Grand Prize at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Anson has directed or shot hundreds of commercial and television pieces for Microsoft, Oakley, The North Face, Top Gear, NBC, Nissan, KFC, Dr. Pepper, Blue Cross, and has produced, written or edited multiple short and long form narrative and documentary films.
Alex wrote, produced and edited the short documentary, Sister Wife, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009, won the Special Jury Prize at SXSW and screened at over 50 festivals worldwide. She also produced the feature documentary Training For The Apocalypse, which premiered on National Geographic Channel in 2012. Alex has been nominated for an Emmy and received a gold award from the Society of Professional Journalists. She is a creative director and writer at Struck, a digital forward creative agency.