Facing Forward

This poetic documentary follows Abigail Dickinson on a sailing passage with her sister, Rachel, and father, Clay. In an effort to come to terms with change, she confides in her dad for some of his ‘old man wisdom’; how did he deal with growing up and can he make her feel any better about the future to come, where eventually, she will be sailing on her own. A metaphor for accepting the next chapter, seeing the growth that comes with time, and learning to continue facing forward.

  • Abigail Dickinson
  • Joselyn Leon
  • Abigail Dickinson
    Director Of Photography
  • Mitchy Floyd
  • Carson Bannister
    Sound Designer
  • Dylan Ferguson
    Music Composer
  • Fenn David
  • Jacob Oliver
    Motion Graphics
  • Ciara Radwell
    ADR Mixer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 25, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,150 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony A7iii, 4K, 24/120 FPS
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Savannah College Of Art and Design
Director Biography - Abigail Dickinson

Abigail Dickinson is an up-and-coming director, producer, and cinematographer. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A in Film and Television and a minor in Producing, working diligently on various documentary projects. Her work focuses on compelling story arcs and thought-out visuals. She gravitates towards telling stories that would otherwise go unnoticed, one of which was nominated for a Student Emmy in 2022. Alongside her career, Abigail is also an advocate for ocean and nature conservation, often creating work that helps to inspire change. With a fresh perspective and a drive to succeed, Abigail will continue to create documentaries and branded content films that go beyond the ordinary.

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Director Statement

Film is one of the only ways I know how to authentically express myself. I poured any emotion I was feeling towards graduation, growing up, or fear of the unknown into this story. This film taught me to see change in a new light and trust my abilities as a documentarian.