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Sparrow is a narrative short, about two Zuni Native Americans coming back from trading with another pueblo. As they are making their way back, T'sililiko has a dream of the future. This vision is a warning to him of how his world is soon going to change. T'sililiko tries to find out what it means. This change is the foretelling of the Spanish coming to the Americas.

  • Max Nilsson
  • Max Nilsson
  • Max Nilsson
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  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 5, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Max Nilsson

Born on July 25, 1994 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Max grew up in Sweden before moving back to the United States at the age of seven. After his parents divorced he moved with his mother to Albuquerque, New Mexico. After graduating high school he got a job working in the background industry on movie sets. This ultimately led him to pursuing film school. Growing up, Max stayed with his mother in the U.S. during the school year and in Sweden with his father during the summers. He strongly credits his exposer of traveling from an early age for his unique views on screen.

University of Kent, United Kingdom 
New Mexico State University, USA

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Director Statement

Music is one of my biggest influence’s. As my parents always had the radio playing in the house growing up. In most of my work I focus on realism. As I believe it's one of the strongest aspects when it comes to the art of filmmaking. I enjoy diving into real situations and seeing perspectives through other peoples eyes.