Major Robinson

A young girl projects herself as the heroic pilot Major Robinson in this short story of childhood imagination and the power of dreaming big.

  • Andrew Klein
    Director
  • Andrew Klein
    Writer
  • Andrew Klein
    Producer
  • Brandon Veen
    Producer
  • Sarah Savannah Griffin
    Producer
  • Tenfour
    Composer
  • Hannah Tangen
    Key Cast
    "Mia Robinson"
  • Somni
    Production Company
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED, Blackmagic
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • LA International Indie Short Fest
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    December 5, 2020
    Best Student Sci-Fi, Outstanding Achievement for Best Student Director (Male), Outstanding Achievement for Best Production Design, Outstanding Achievement for Best Visual FX, Best Producer (Nominated), Best Original Score (Nominated)
  • Independent Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    December 28, 2020
    Best Sci-Fi
  • IndieX International Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    October 24, 2020
    Best Student Sci-Fi Short Film
  • Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    December 22, 2020
    UK Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Vegas Movie Awards
    Las Vegas, NV
    United States
    January 6, 2021
    Best Student Film
  • Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    March 2, 2021
    Best Visual Effects
  • FLICKFAIR
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    February 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Sydney Indie Short Festival
    Sydney
    Australia
    April 11, 2021
    Australian Premiere
    Best Male Student Director
  • Cairo Indie Short Festival
    Cairo
    Egypt
    March 19, 2021
    African Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Dakota Film Festival
    Bismarck, ND
    United States
    May 1, 2020
    US Premiere
    Official Selection
  • South Dakota Film Festival
    Aberdeen, SD
    United States
    September 17, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Fargo Film Festival
    Fargo, ND
    United States
    March 16, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Fargo Fantastic Film Festival
    Fargo, ND
    United States
    October 15, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Andrew Klein

Andrew Klein was born in 1999 in Rapid City, South Dakota, and raised in Bismarck/Mandan, North Dakota. When he was 17 years old he began working for the local community television station, Dakota Media Access, where he worked behind the scenes on the Dakota Film Festival. When he was 18, he connected with a network of local filmmakers and began writing and directing short films, often handling other aspects of production such as producing, editing, and composing as well. These short films were screened and awarded locally, and Klein became one of the youngest filmmakers in his community to be shown in the local circuit. At age 21, the short film he made before going off to school, Major Robinson, received international recognition in over a dozen festivals, winning as many awards and being nominated for several more. Klein is a 2021 BFA graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

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