Private Project

Bending in the Wind

Bending in the Wind follows the life of a homeless teen in a US suburb. His path to his present circumstance and the people that shaped his journey. This is the story of a boy who has lost his way and been cast aside by those who were supposed to love him unconditionally. It reaffirms the notion that family is more than just blood relations. How society sees us one way and the people closest to us another. It is a story of an unlikely friendship between two people that find out they have more in common than it would appear on the surface. How wounds can be blessings in disguise and how a simple act of kindness can lead to life altering change.

  • Zane Tabari
    Saving the Tin Man
  • Zane Tabari
    Saving the Tin Man
  • David Wheeler
    Saving the Tin Man
  • Zane Tabari
    Saving the Tin Man
  • April Hartman
    Key Cast
    Silhouette, One Mississippi, Howlers
  • Josh Dunford
    Key Cast
    Battle Line, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn
  • Theo Bray
    Key Cast
    Kaylah, Beneath the Scar
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Best Shorts Competition
    La Jolla, CA
    United States
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Zane Tabari

Zane Tabari is an American born writer/director best known for the movies, Bending in the Wind (2019), Saving the Tin Man (2017) and The Crossroads of Hunter Wilde (2017). He lives in a suburb of Dallas, Texas with his wife and three children. A native of northern California, his background is in Television, having worked as a Sportscaster for both KCBA (Fox) and KION (CBS) in the 90's.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

My filmmaking odyssey began in 2011 when I wrote my first screenplay. Getting to this point has been a driving force not of this world. Our success or failure will not be measured by critics or box office sales, but by the faith that is grown and possessed as this journey continues. Bending in the Wind is our latest project that explores family dynamics amid trials and tribulations.