Legacy

Set in the year 2166 in the barren wasteland that was once Earth, the planet's only remaining human inhabitant, Kale, discovers a godlike entity that has fallen from the sky in the form of a beautiful woman. Together they embark on a quest through the merciless desert, battling vicious predators along the way.

​Directed by Ryan Henry Johnston
DP/Producer: Brian Tooker
Producer: Robyn Sturgis
Executive Producer: Ryan Tree
Starring: Aria Song, Rio Silas McDowell

  • Ryan Henry Johnston
    Director
    Astoria, Helsing, The Woman of the Mountain
  • Ryan Henry Johnston
    Writer
    Astoria, Helsing, The Woman of the Mountain
  • Ryan Tree
    Producer
    End to the Suffering
  • Ryan Henry Johnston
    Producer
    Astoria, Helsing, The Woman of the Mountain
  • Brian Tooker
    Producer
    Ride the Thunder, End to the Suffering, The Woman of the Mountain
  • Robyn Sturgis
    Producer
    Our Last Summer, Astoria, The Woman of the Mountain
  • Ryan Tree
    Key Cast
    End to the Suffering
  • Aria Song
    Key Cast
    Seven Hours in Heaven, The Immortal Iron Fist, Dead in 5 Heartbeats
  • Rio Silas McDowell
    Key Cast
    Rottentail, Mitch Rapp: Off Book, Miracorp
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Music
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 27, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.37:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Short Shorts with Short Leash 2017
    Phoenix, Arizona
    United States
    May 27, 2017
    North American Premiere
  • Arizona Filmmaker Showcase
    Phoenix, Arizona
    United States
    May 28, 2017
    North American Premiere
  • California Film Awards
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    May 29, 2017
    Winner, Music Video Competition
  • FilmQuest
    Provo, Utah
    United States
    September 18, 2017
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Ryan Henry Johnston

From a young age, Ryan has loved all things fantasy; from comic books to hobbits, dragons to demons, and everything in between. Ryan’s passion for this genre has played a major role in his childhood, and has carried with him on his chosen path in becoming a major motion picture director.

Originally from Reno, Nevada, Ryan relocated to Phoenix, Arizona in 2011 to attend Film School at Scottsdale Community College. To date, Ryan has directed over fifteen short films, several commercials, PSAs, music videos, and more, and continues to grow his storytelling portfolio.

Inspired by directors such as Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro, Ryan prides himself in his ability to work diligently with his actors and his crew members, creating unforgettable experiences on each of his sets. As in the words of Ryan himself, “I make movies because I love it more than anything in the world.”

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