A Walk In Winter

Conrad has returned to his hometown in the middle of winter. Riding with the sheriff, he is on his way to find out whether the ruined corpse found nearby is his long-disappeared mother. When he finally sees the remains, he is suddenly shocked into understanding the missing pieces of his early life.

  • Ryan Moody
  • Jessica Nikkel
  • Robert Boswell
  • Nina Anand Aujla
  • James Franco
  • Vince Jolivette
  • James Franco
    Key Cast
    127 Hours
  • Abigail Spencer
    Key Cast
  • Jack Kehler
    Key Cast
    The Big Lebowski
  • Jack Sochet
    Key Cast
  • Max Leifman
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    thriller, mystery, drama
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 25, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Atlanta Film Festival
    Atlanta, GA
    March 25, 2015
    World Premiere
  • Irvine International Film Festival
    Laguna Hills, CA
    January 16, 2016
  • Manchester Film Festival
    Manchester, UK
    March 3, 2016
    International Premiere
    Opening Night Selection
  • Los Angeles International Short Film Festival
    Santa Monica, CA
    March 5, 2016
    Los Angeles
  • Omaha Film Festival
    Omaha, NE
    March 8, 2016
  • Fargo Film Festival
    Fargo, ND
    March 15, 2016
    North Dakota
Director Biography - Ryan Moody

Ryan Moody is a filmmaker from Trumbull County, Ohio. He now lives and works out of Los Angeles, California.

In 2008, he received his bachelor degree in Film Studies from The Ohio State University. He worked his way through school on film sets and video shoots in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Indiana.

In 2012, Moody returned to his hometown of Warren, Ohio to shoot a short film titled Last Call. The film was released in 2013 and stars Steve Larkin and Jack Kehler.

In 2014, Moody would go on to direct Obituaries, marking his first of many collaborations between Moody and James Franco.

Later that year, Moody received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Film Directing from the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television.

Moody currently teaches filmmaking classes at Studio 4 in North Hollywood, and Emerson College, Los Angeles.

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Director Statement

A Walk In Winter is an adaptation of the short story by acclaimed author, Robert Boswell. It means a great deal to me, because it continues my collaborations with my friend and mentor, James Franco, as well as Jack Kehler.

A Walk In Winter is a Rabbit Bandini production made in association with the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television.