The Guardian

In a post-apocalyptic world, a man struggles to protect a girl from the truth of how he killed her mother.

  • Sara Nyhus
    Director
  • Delaney Hoffman
    Director
    Radiohead
  • Sara Nyhus
    Writer
  • Payton Kosiorek
    Producer
  • Delaney Hoffman
    Producer
  • Ethan Kulinski
    Producer
  • Sara Palmer
    Key Cast
    "Jackie"
  • Wes Newby
    Key Cast
    "Ben"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Drama
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 4, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - UW - Stout
Director Biography - Sara Nyhus, Delaney Hoffman

Sara Nyhus studied animation at UW-Stout, but fell in love with filmmaking and storytelling. Last year she jumped out of her comfort zone and joined forces with the talented Delaney Hoffman among other students to bring to life a script, written her freshman year, that was praised by former UW-Stout professor, Cyndi Greening.

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Director Statement

I know we (students at UW-Stout) can produce amazing things. I believe that the best work comes out of passion and I want to ignite a shared passion in others. The entertainment field relies on cross-disciplinary collaboration and The Guardian has achieved that. We have gathered the strengths of students of different majors, interests, and backgrounds to create something never seen before on this campus. This film is meant to be a legacy.