Moose Tracks

On the night after his wife’s funeral, a newly widowed father must help his teenage daughter when she gets her first period.

  • Ayanna McKnight
  • McKenzi Vanderberg
  • Chelsea Patricia Ramírez
    Little America, We Were Kids
  • Joon Cho
  • Landon Moss
    Key Cast
    The Black Friend, Ambushed, Alma Mater,
  • Zaria Kelley
    Key Cast
    Bad Hair
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Family, Father-Daughter, Coming of Age, Tearjerker
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 3, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    10,841 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Southern California
Director Biography - Ayanna McKnight

Ayanna McKnight is a Filmmaker, Photographer, and Content Creator who grew up in Chino Hills, California. She studied acting at UCLA and decided to further her storytelling skills in the Film Production program at USC School of Cinematic Arts.

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Director Statement

Moose Tracks covers themes of vulnerability, grief, and coming to age. When 12 year old Parker gets her first period hours after her mother's funeral, her father Rob must show her that she can count on him.

This story encourages bolder conversations and education about periods across all genders. However, it also validates the fact that parenting is hard and you won't always get it right, but what matters the most is that you are present for the journey.

- Ayanna McKnight