Morning Star

Role: Producer.

This award-winning short film was set in the early 1900’s, in an ominous, rural town, young widow Ida Edminson finds her faith restored when a mysterious stranger, with wings resembling those of an angel, wanders into the small town from an uncharted dirt road. With his presence comes hope for change and resurgence, which Ida so desperately desires. Though desperation can sometimes make us blind.

Password: morning
morning star short film poster

Producer: Lani Kingston

Directed and Written By: Jessica Lawton

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  • 2011 7th International Short Film Festival Detmold, Germany
  • 2011 Busho Budapest Short Film Festival, Hungary
  • 2011 Malta International TV Short Film Festival, Malta
  • 2011 The Indie Fest, USA
  • 2011 Hillside Film Festival, Australia
  • 2011 Flickerfest, Australia
  • 2011 4th Dungog Film Festival, Australia
  • 2011 Made In Melbourne Film Festival, Australia
  • 2011 13th Wisconsin Film Festival, USA
  • 2011 44th Annual WorldFest Houston, USA
  • 2010 63rd Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland
  • 2010 14th Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA
  • 2011 Malta International TV Short Film Festival, Best Director, Malta
  • 2011 Indie Fest, Best in Show – Cinematography, USA
  • 2011 WorldFest Houston, Silver Remi – Graduate Level Student Productions, USA
  • 2010 National Kodak Filmschool Competition, National Kodak Filmschool Competition, Australia
  • 2010 Australian Cinematography Society Awards, Gold, VIC/ TAS, Australia