An oysterman’s daughter returns home from her final tour of duty in Afghanistan to find her father’s health failing and her brother unwilling to care for him. She postpones a lucrative job opportunity to get the family back on their feet, and rediscovers a love for her family, herself, and the coastal community that raised her.
PLAYING SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015
About the Filmmaker
John Wakeford Francis
John Francis began his career as an editor of broadcast television promos and one man band producer of marketing videos. After his short documentary, “The Creation of Torrit Smoke” garnered awards from festivals, and feeling burnt out by the marketing world, he decided to quit his day job and dedicate himself to learning the art and craft of narrative filmmaking. He enrolled in the MFA Film Production program at Florida State University and is currently honing his skills and developing his voice as a Directing student. Portraying honest emotional moments for conflicted characters in moments of crisis, and exploring themes of faith, family, and class are of particular interest.