Private Project


Boredom and bad decisions are a part of life in far-off places like BFE. Young and old struggle to live free or die trying. Including Grampa (Wally Dalton) who has a terminal illness but won’t go down without a fight. His grandson Ian (Ian Lerch), on the other hand, tries to teach the old man how to live, while at the same time, catch the eye of the troubled and angelic Ellie (Kelsey Packwood), whose feelings for Ian may be more than mutual. The problem is, Ellie’s popular boyfriend Zack (Alek Greenleaf), who like everyone in this small, isolated town on the edge of nowhere doesn’t want to be the last virgin.

  • Shawn Telford
  • Shawn Telford
  • Shawn Telford
  • Wally Dalton
    Key Cast
    Wendy & Lucy, Lucky Them, Off Hours, The Catechism Cataclysm
  • Kelsey Packwood
    Key Cast
  • Ian Lerch
    Key Cast
    The Last Virgin
  • Aleksander Greenleaf
    Key Cast
    The Last Virgin
  • Joseph Steven Yang
    Key Cast
    Eden, Deface, Alien Raiders
  • Abby Dylan
    Key Cast
    The Last Virgin
  • Hans Altwies
    Key Cast
    Touchy Feely, The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer, Nothing Against Life
  • Tom Dang
    Key Cast
    The Last Virgin
  • Russell Hodgkinson
    Key Cast
    Eden, Fat Kid Rules the World, Big Fish, You Can't Win, Desert Cathedral, Bit of Bad Luck, 21 & Over
  • Genres:
    coming of age, drama, dark comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 38 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2013
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • US in Progress Paris
    Paris, France
    June 6, 2013
    unfinished industry screening
    Special Mention
  • Sarasota Film Festival
    Sarasota Florida
    April 8, 2014
    North American Premier
    Special Jury Prize Best Ensemble
  • Seattle International Film Festival
    Seattle, WA
    June 2, 2014
  • Marfa Film Festival
    Marfa, TX
    July 4, 2014
  • Destiny City Film Festival
    Tacoma, WA
    August 2, 2014
  • Portland Film Festival
    Portland, OR
    August 29, 2014
    Director Award
  • Rome International Film Festival
    Rome, GA
    September 6, 2014
    Gladiator Award
  • Arizona Underground Film Festival
    Tucson, AZ
    September 24, 2014
  • Bushwick Film Festival
    Brooklyn, NY
    October 2, 2014
  • Oaxaca Film Festival
    Oaxaca, Mexico
    October 6, 2014
    Mexican Premiere
  • American Film Festival
    Wroclaw, Poland
    October 22, 2014
    European Premiere
  • Ohio Independent Film Festival
    Cleveland, OH
    November 6, 2014
  • Weyauwega International Film Festival
    Weyauwega, WI
    November 13, 2014
  • NW Filmmaker's Festival
    Portland, OR
    November 9, 2014
  • Festival International de Cine de Mar del Plata
    Mar del Plata, Argentina
    November 26, 2014
    South American Premiere
  • Beloit International Film Festival
    Beloit, WI
    February 27, 2015
  • RxSM Film Expo
    Austin, TX
    March 15, 2015
Director Biography - Shawn Telford

Shawn Telford is an award-winning filmmaker and father who lives and writes in Seattle.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

The language of film is music for the eyes.