13 year-old Toby discovers his true place, or lack there of, in his group of friends after a trip into the woods.

  • Jackson Ezinga
  • Jackson Ezinga
  • Jackson Ezinga
  • Max Robinson
    Key Cast
  • Adam Graber
    Key Cast
  • Brandon Loiselle
    Key Cast
  • Stewart Smith
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Coming of Age
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 25, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • East Lansing Film Festival
    East Lansing, Michigan
    November 10, 2013
    Mid-Michigan Premiere
    Most Promising Student Filmmaker
  • Made-In-Michigan Film Festival
    Frankenmuth, Michigan
    United States
    October 4, 2014
  • UICA Open Projector Night 13
    Grand Rapids, MI
    United States
    February 17, 2016
    Grand Rapids Premiere
  • San Antonio, TX
    United States
    July 27, 2016
    Texas Premiere
Director Biography - Jackson Ezinga

Jackson Ezinga graduated with a B.A. in Film & VIdeo Production from Grand Valley State University in 2013 where he wrote, directed, and produced his award winning senior thesis film, TiPi. Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan (where he currently resides), Jackson's work incorporates the sights, sounds, and personality of the Midwest town he grew up in.

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Director Statement

TiPi was a project that originated out of my realization that there were people in my life who I would have to let go of as I began coming out as a bisexual man in a very conservative community. As hard as it is to do, you can't keep people in your life who aren't going to support you and stand up for what's right.