A Beautiful Storm

The period that follows life's most turbulent storms can reveal a beauty & calm that is both everlasting and validating.

  • Christopher Ryan Bolton
    The Versailles Witch Project
  • Brianna Nicole Gonzalez
  • Susan Bolton
    Key Cast
    "Mom or Susan"
  • Gary Bolton
    Key Cast
    "Dad or Gary"
  • Jim Bolton
    Key Cast
  • Reg Masters
    Key Cast
  • Gale Bolton
    Key Cast
  • Judith Bolton
    Key Cast
  • Ryland Bolton
    Key Cast
  • Brandon Gonzalez
    Key Cast
  • Brianna Gonzalez
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 23, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Houston - Clear Lake
Director Biography - Christopher Ryan Bolton

Christopher Ryan Bolton born in Grand Junction, Colorado and resides in Houston, Texas. Chris is a professional father and facilities engineer with 3-children and his wife Judith Bolton. Mr. Bolton is a student at University of Houston - Clear Lake school of Business. His passions are history, fishing, traveling, cooking, and amateur photography.

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Director Statement

Thank You for taking the time to view my film, "A Beautiful Storm". This film began as a necessary school project to fulfill an open elective requirement and quickly became much more. This film inspired me to capture the struggles and adversity of two everyday people that have overcome various obstacles to live happy, and meaningful lives. The fact that these two people are also my parents is an added bonus with the secondary benefit of safeguarding their memories and a legacy that can be easily shared across multiple generations, current & future. If certain elements appear raw and unpolished, well, it is because they in fact are, very unpolished. This was my first experience with film, interviews, and Adobe Premiere Pro. This film was created throughout the course of 6-weeks. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I have enjoyed creating it. Cheers!