'It's not the spirits who haunt us most'

19th century American North is ravaged with despair as people loose their loved ones to Civil War. Many turn to religion, spiritualism and clairvoyants to find solace. Esther Green, an acknowledged medium, goes out of her way to bring hope and joy to the clients while, Hannah, her daughter, assists her. As Civil War takes more lives by the hour, Hannah decides to leave Esther and volunteer, however, she is afraid to take the last hope away from her mother, who has fallen into depression and lost all belief in brighter future. How can you give hope to others if you are stripped off it yourself?

  • Mikhail Saburov
    Ascendant, Remember Us
  • Dharius Zulkefli
  • Mikhail Saburov
  • Diego Cordero
  • Sonia Foltarz
  • Mikhail Saburov
  • Susan Stout
    Key Cast
  • Sarah Paton
    Key Cast
  • James Kautz
    Key Cast
  • Diego Cordero
  • Miwa Sakulrat
    Production Designer
  • Paul Mounsey
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Mystery, History, Female-driven
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 29, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • ASC Heritage Award Competition
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 14, 2017
    Nomination for Best Cinematography
  • European Cinematography Awards
    Best Short Film
Director Biography - Mikhail Saburov

Mikhail Saburov was born in Yekaterinburg, Russia in 1995.

Since 5 years of age Mikhail performed and later directed in a local theatre of L. K. Dikovsky earning multiple national and international awards (as The best male actor at "The Northern Venice" International Festival of Children and Youth theaters). In 2009 M. Saburov studied filmmaking at School of Cinema and Media Business "STRANA" and received a qualification of 1-st Assistant Director successfully producing and directing a short film, "Reflection".

In 2010 and 2011 Mikhail served as a member (and later the head) of junior jury at a "V Krugu Semie International Film Festival" (In Family Circle International Film Festival) curated by award-winning actor Valeri Zolotuhin and award-winning director Krzysztof Zanussi.

In 2012 M. Saburov moved to NYC to study film directing at the School of Visual Arts working on multiple film productions including a TV pilot episode produced by multiple Emmy and DGA award-winner Christopher Goutman (position: 1-st Assistant Director).

2014 - wrote, produced and directed "Ascendant", short film.

2015 - worked as a guest director on "Neverland" the web-series (Ep. 1)

2015 - wrote, directed and edited "Remember Us", short film. Multiple award winner and nominee. Including NYCFF (Best Short and Best Director nominations) and Washington Film Festival (Best Short). The film was presented at Marche du Film, Cannes Film Festival, 2016 as a part of NWC line-up where successfully secured international distribution. Available via Amazon Prime.

2017 - wrote, produced and directed "Silver", short film.

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