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Copyright © 2012 Write this Way Productions, Llc

Brightwood

Sparrow, age 10, wakes one morning to find a nest of baby mice in her sock drawer. She takes them to her sanctuary in a run-down house in the forest, but is unable to care for them. Sparrow returns home and finds her parents in the kitchen, and the reason for her need to find a family is revealed as she faces a challenge greater than any child should.

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Brightwood is an independent, locally produced short film from director L. Gabriel Gonda. The film is a story of a young girl's real and imaginary lives, combining an air of innocence with deeper themes of finding home and family. Shooting took place in late August 2012 on San Juan Island.

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Copyright © 2012 Write this Way Productions, Llc

Awards and nominations

Best Regional Film
4 Oct – 11 Oct | United States
Best Cinematography
8 Mar | United States
Best Production Design
8 Mar | United States
Best New Mexico Film
7 Mar – 10 Mar | United States
Best Cinematography
15 Aug – 25 Aug | United States

Previous screenings

2012
17 May – 10 Jun | Seattle, United States
4 Oct – 11 Oct | Tacoma, United States
Best Regional Film
18 Oct – 22 Oct | Astoria, United States
Mt Hood Independent Film Festival | 2012
26 Oct – 28 Oct | Hood River, United States
6 Dec – 9 Dec | Santa Fe, United States
2013
14 Feb – 17 Feb | Beloit, United States
7 Mar – 10 Mar | Taos, United States
Best New Mexico Film
8 Mar | Santa Fe, United States
Best Cinematography
Best Production Design
5 Apr – 7 Apr | Fallbrook, United States
12 Apr – 18 Apr | Athens, United States
5 Jun – 9 Jun | Oklahoma City, United States
Colorado
21 Jun – 22 Jun | Santa Fe, United States
24 Jul – 27 Jul | Shelby, United States
15 Aug – 25 Aug | Hollywood, United States
Best Cinematography
Oceanside International Film Festival | 2013
22 Aug – 25 Aug | Oceanside, United States
5 Sep – 14 Sep | Toronto, Canada
2 Oct – 6 Oct | San Diego, United States
10 Oct – 13 Oct | Bend, United States
Utah
11 Oct – 12 Oct | Santa Fe, United States
11 Oct – 13 Oct | Friday Harbor, United States
Arizona
5 Dec – 7 Dec | Santa Fe, United States

Latest press reviews/articles

REVIEW
“... Brightwood is a stunning short film, both in look and content. Regardless of how you interpret it, or whether you think this or that makes sense, the film’s appeal is undeniable. ...”
Rating: 4 stars
26 Aug 2012 | Mark Bell | Film Threat
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Brightwood has received 3 new awards. | more...
16 March 2013
Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 16 Mar 2013