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Canopy

When a young girl, at a turnng point in her life, stumbles upon an unconscious vagabond in a mystical seaside canopy, she becomes trapped in a conversation on choices, both the mysteriously wanderer's and her own.

  • Jordan Carlson
    Director
  • Ryan Knapper
    Director
  • Jordan Carlson
    Writer
  • Ryan Knapper
    Writer
  • Nick Knapper
    Producer
  • Maddie Nguyen
    Key Cast
    "Heather"
  • Paula Jay Fairbrother
    Key Cast
    "Pat"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Coming of Age
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 23, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K UHD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.90∶1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Jordan Carlson, Ryan Knapper

Jordan and Ryan have been working together since their theater days as undergraduates at Miami University.

Their screenplays have placed in multiple festivals and the documentary, Life Lakota, about the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, created in partnership with Vativ Media was the Grand Jury's Short Documentary WINNER at the Over-The-Rhine International Film Festival.

They love to delve into the stories of those who take the un-traveled path both fictional and non-fictional.

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Director Statement

Canopy is a timeless story about choice, mistakes, and bridging the generational gap. Coming from two vastly different backgrounds and experiences, two women with seemingly nothing in common, connect and learn that they aren't as different as they thought.