Father of Man

When Boyd dies and finds himself in the great beyond, he learns that his estranged son is about to make the worst decision of his life—and only Boyd can stop him.

  • Barrett Burgin
    Director
    The Next Door, Out of the Ground
  • Barrett Burgin
    Writer
    The Next Door, Out of the Ground
  • John Newton
    Producer
  • Jeff Parkin
    Executive Producers
    The Book of Jer3miah, Together Again for the First Time
  • Courtney Russell
    Executive Producers
    Beyond, Unicorn City, Redemption: For Robbing the Dead
  • Reese Phillip Purser
    Key Cast
    "Boyd"
    The Book of Jer3miah, Mr. Dungbeetle
  • Solomon Reynolds
    Key Cast
    "Emmett"
  • Noelle Houston
    Key Cast
    "Sophia"
    Conflicted Felons
  • Steven J. Rowe
    Key Cast
    "Gary"
    The Next Door
  • Weber Griffiths
    Cinematographer
  • Connor Bennett
    Editor
  • Marcelle Leon
    Production Designer
  • Brian Casey Lee
    Composer
    The Way Home, Gather, Out of the Ground, When Skies Are Blue
  • Kylier Pusillo
    Sound Designer
  • Brian Casey Lee
    Sound Designer
  • Matt Grooms
    Sound Mixer
  • Sam Matheson
    Locations Manager
  • James Albert May
    Casting Director
  • Ariela Moran
    Art Director
  • Zoe Taylor
    Costume Designer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    28 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 25, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa, RED
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • BYU Final Cut Film Festival
    Provo, UT
    United States
    October 17, 2019
    Audience Choice Award
  • Midway Multicultural Festival
    Midway, UT
    United States
    January 26, 2020
    Best Spiritual Film
  • LDS Film Festival
    Orem, UT
    United States
    February 27, 2020
    Short Dramatic Film - 2nd Place
  • Association for Mormon Letters
    Salt Lake City
    United States
    Short Film Award
  • Clean Shorts Film Festival
    Choktaw, OK
    United States
    May 1, 2020
    Best Long Short
  • Inspired Faith Film Festival
    Marietta, GA
    United States
    July 23, 2020
    Best of the Fest - Nominee
  • Desertscape Film Festival
    St. George, UT
    United States
    July 30, 2020
    Best Student Short
  • Esoteric Film Festival
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    August 5, 2020
    Russia
  • Rocky Mountain Emmys
    Phoenix, AZ
    United States
    College Long Form Fiction - Nominee
  • Knoxville Film Festival
    Knoxville, TN
    United States
    September 20, 2020
  • Utah Film Festival & Awards
    Provo, UT
    United States
    Director of a Short Film - Nominee
Director Biography - Barrett Burgin

Barrett Burgin is a graduating senior from BYU’s Media Arts department who emphasizes in writing, directing, and producing. He has written and directed a number of award-winning short films during his time in school, such as The Next Door (2016) and Out of the Ground (2017). He has also produced a number of student shorts, and is currently directing his first feature film. Burgin has a proclivity for psychological thrillers and science fiction films, but often devotes special interest to the intersectionality of religious mythos and cinema.

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