Private Project


When all hope seems lost, a caring son takes his mother and grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s, to a blueberry field to connect the present and the past.

  • West Givens
  • West Givens
  • Raegan Levan
  • West Givens
  • Walker Cody
    Key Cast
  • Dorene Robinson
    Key Cast
  • Pepi Streiff
    Key Cast
  • Joe Russ
    Director of Photography
  • Jordan Kamauoha
    Production Designer
  • Devon Solwold
  • Warren Givens
  • Lily Adams
    Sound Designer
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    Drama, Family
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 26, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - West Givens

West Givens is a writer, director, and producer from Senatobia, Mississippi. Born into a family of artists, his interest in art and filmmaking developed at an early age. While honing his craft in film school, he recognized an absence of organizations that focused on independent work. To fill this gap, West founded Tungsten Originals, a multi-media production company that celebrates independent filmmakers. After graduating from SCAD with a BFA in Film & TV Production, he worked in the television industry in New York City. West has a passion for telling honest and down-to-earth stories. His work showcases an acute attention to detail and immense respect for the storytelling process.

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Director Statement

Blueberries is an honest depiction of how Alzheimer’s disease affects a family. It's inspired by my real-life experience of witnessing my mother take care of my Alzheimer’s-ridden grandmother. This debilitating disease has taught my family to cherish every moment, even those we forget. I wrote this film to show how Alzheimer's can rip a family apart but also bring it back together.