Pioneers

Pioneers

Short Film

Directed by Charlotte Fassler & Dani Girdwood

PIONEERS tells the story of two desperate pioneer women who escape together across the midwestern desert in 1848. In a twisted and gripping tale of survival, the duo shatters our expectations of the typical damsels in distress and deliver a story of physical and psychological survival . A haunting and mesmerizing tribute to the fierce femininity often forgotten in history, PIONEERS is a raw, visual journey rich with tender perseverance.

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Directors: Charlotte Fassler & Dani Girdwood
Script by: Bianca Rusu & Diana Irvine
Production Company: SLMBR PRTY Films
Producers: Kirstin Vanskiver, Sarah Donnenberg, Leah Donnenberg
Director of Photography: Allison Anderson
Editor: Stephania Dulowski
Original Music: Julianna Barwick
Sound Design & Mix: Mike Vitacco
Colorist: Jenny Montgomery

First Assistant Director: Christopher Michael
First Assistant Camera: Sara Ingram
Second Assistant Camera: Nina Portillo
Gaffer: Kevin Willing
Key Grip: John Sircher
Grip: Cory Solon
Wardrobe: Gabrielle Levion
Hair & Makeup: Diahann McCrary
Prop Master: Larry Poole
Animal Wrangler: Racine Poole
Stunt Coordinator: Pete Porteous
Sound Recordist: Leonardo Nesco
Property Owner: Marcus Phares
Medic: Albert Cosio
Production Assistant: Angie Savoldi
Production Assistant: Dusty Phares

Additional Sound Editor: Julianne Guffian
Assistant Sound Mixer: Stefano Campello
Conform Artist: Kaitlyn Jackson
Color Producer: Stephanie Arce
VFX Artist: Tim Farrell
VFX Producer: Felix Cabrera

Cora: Bianca Rusu
Mattie: Diana Irvine
Man on Horse: Larry Poole