Short Film: Little Farm (2006) dir. Calvin Reeder

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The wages of sin. A foul-mouthed family of brother and sister, in their late teens or early 20s, and their father run a small farm. During one argument between the siblings, ostensibly about her choice of a man to marry, she hints that she knows why he has no woman in his life. Later that night, when dad’s sleeping off heavy drinking, brother and sister open Pandora’s box.”

Calvin Reeder’s Little Farm was part of the official selection of the Sundance Film Festival in 2007. The director manages to create a unique and uncomfortable atmosphere by using a great mix of experimental and classical techniques. Great acting (including a role from the director), character portraiture and an unexpected ending make this an interesting, often misunderstood low-budget short film.


Cast: Lindsay Pulsipher, Calvin Reeder, Forest Fousel

Written by: Calvin Reeder