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Forest Born

A lone hiker journeys into a dreamlike forest wilderness, where a mythic encounter drives him from communion to terror and intimations of death, to the possibility of new life.

  • Josh Peterson
    Sight Words, Blood Makes the Green Grass Grow, Harmon
  • Josh Peterson
    Sight Words, Blood Makes the Green Grass Grow, Harmon
  • Josh Peterson
    Sight Words, Blood Makes the Green Grass Grow, Harmon
  • Cortney Hamilton
    Blood Makes the Green Grass Grow
  • Eric Newcombe
    Key Cast
  • Deniz Demirer
    Director of Photography
    American Mongrel, Paradise Club, Cutting the Pattern, Collapse
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  • Runtime:
    23 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 22, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital (4K)
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  • Portland Film Festival
    Portland, OR
    September 5, 2015
    World Premiere
    Audience Award: Best Short
  • Alexandria Film Festival
    Alexandria, Virginia
    November 7, 2015
    East Coast Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Maryland Film Festival
    Baltimore, MD
    United States
    May 6, 2016
    Official Selection
  • New Hampshire Film Festival
    Portsmouth, New Hampshire
    United States
    October 14, 2016
    Best Short Drama
Director Biography - Josh Peterson

Berkeley-based filmmaker Josh Peterson writes, directs, edits, produces, and occasionally acts. As a freelancer, he has edited major documentaries (The Rape of Europa, Born This Way) and corporate projects since the early 1990s. He has also written and directed several narrative shorts, including the award-winning Forest Born, and is currently finishing his first feature film.

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