Saturday, December 6, 2015, 12:00PM-1:40PM
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Director: Tanner Morrison
Category: Narrative Short, Student Short
Runtime: 19 minutes
Place of Origin: Los Angeles
Shooting Locations: Glendora, CA / San Dimas, CA / Temecula, CA
Student's School: Azusa Pacific University - Azusa, Los Angeles, CA

Synopsis: (Drama, Western) Luiseno is a short narrative film based on the people and events surrounding the Temecula Valley Massacre of 1847 during the Mexican American War. This period film follows the story of two American brothers who cross paths with two Luiseņo survivors. Together they must overcome their differences to reach safety and protect land grants to the valley from the Mexican Army.

Cast: Christopher Wolfe, Ethan Averton, J. Carlos Flores, Sam Bearpaw, Matt Baca

Crew: Writers: Corban Aspegren & Tanner Morrison; Producers: Ryan Bowman, Allie Lapp, & Yasha Sojwal Associate Producers: Dave & Dawn Axeene, Kerry & Melissa Bowman, Jeff & Cynthia McCreary, John & Betty Scott, Sanjay & Tilly Sojwal, Mike Tripses; Assistant Director: Connor Eaton, Director of Photography: Corban Aspegren, Editor: Tom Scott, Sound Designer: Trevor Satterwhite

Production Background & Fun Facts: 'Luiseno' is an undergraduate senior thesis film developed at Azusa Pacific University through the Cinematic Arts program in the College of Music and the Arts. Luiseno has been selected to screen at a number of festivals around the country, and won Best Student Film at the 2015 Trinity International Film Festival in Detroit, MI.

Festivals & Accolades: 2015 Trinity International Film Festival - Best Student Film

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Luiseño Official Teaser Trailer from Luiseño on Vimeo.