Private Project

Join Up

A young girl learns the importance of not giving up through the process of taming a horse.

  • Jessica Foss
    Director
  • Ari Figueroa
    Director
  • Jessica Foss
    Writer
  • Ari Figueroa
    Producer
  • Serena Kouklis
    Producer
  • Michael Foss
    Key Cast
  • Celia Harrah
    Key Cast
  • Michelle Harrah
    Key Cast
  • John Mathews
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 14, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Shortz! Film Fest
    Chico, California
    United States
    October 15, 2016
    Festival Premiere
  • Nevada International Film Festival
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    United States
    Platinum Reel Award
Director Biography - Jessica Foss, Ari Figueroa

Jess graduated from Sacramento State with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Production December 2015. She combined her love of horses and filmmaking and filmed rodeos in Oregon, California, and Nevada since 2012. Her first film, Join Up, was inspired by her struggles growing up with a previously abused horse, Chestnut.

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Director Statement

I like slice of life types of films. I like capturing the beauty that surrounds us and putting it in a film.