Set in southern Arizona, twenty miles from the Mexico border on the Tohono O’odham Nation, a six-year-old Indigenous girl (Amaya Juan) discovers a Hispanic migrant her age who has lost her father while traveling through the Tohono O’odham tribal lands into the United States.
Qualified for the 95th Academy Awards® for Live Action Short Film Oscar®
World Premiere — 2021 Tribeca Film Festival
Live Action Short Jury Award — 25th New York International Children’s Film Festival
Narrative Short Audience Award — 2021 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Narrative Short Jury Award — 2021 Sidewalk Film Festival 2021
Dramatic Short Jury Award — 30th Arizona International Film Festival
Festival Favorite — Nitehawk Shorts Fest
Outstanding Ensemble Cast — 19th Tallgrass Film Festival
“Seldom do I see a film that reverberates with me, down to the core. Burros, a breathtaking short piece of cinematic art written and directed by Jefferson Stein, is one such title. 10/10.” — Michael Talbot-Haynes, Film Threat
Featured in IndieWire, Deadline, The Moveable Fest, Film Threat, UK Film Review and Backstage.
Supported by Kodak Film, Vantage Film, Fotokem LA, and Film Independent’s Fiscal Sponsorship.
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TEN TO THE SIX PICTURES And ARTLESS MEDIA Presents “BURROS” AMAYA JUAN ZUEMMY CARRILLO VIRGINIA PATRICIO
Music Supervisor CARLY VAN SKAIK Music By AMANDA JONES Costume Designer ROBIN A. STRAND Editor R. BRETT THOMAS
Production Designer SPENCER CLAYTON Director Of Photography COLE GRAHAM Co-Producers COREY HOWARD R. BRETT THOMAS
Executive Producers LARRY ‘BEAR’ WILSON CAMILLUS LOPEZ DOUGLAS RIGGS Producers RUSSELL SHEAFFER JEFFERSON STEIN
Produced By LIZ CARDENAS Written And Directed By JEFFERSON STEIN
Supported by Film Independent.