The Kite

Day's before her wedding, Mary learns of her fathers sudden passing. Do to their complicated relationship, she pounders if she should even mourn him.

  • Drake Dalgleish
    A Presence Behind the Door, Single
  • Drake Dalgleish
    A Presence Behind the Door
  • Rachel Schmaltz
    Key Cast
  • Dean Baker
    Key Cast
  • Akitora Ishi
    Key Cast
  • Jacob Rohrbach
    Director of Photography
  • Jacob Rohrbach
  • Duane & Jeri Dalgleish
  • Anais Torres
    Assistant Director
  • Jeremy Snyder
  • Tyler Ferson
    Key Grip
  • Ashton Ruiz
    Boom Op.
  • Sparrow Lynn
    Production Designer
  • Drake A Dalgleish
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Psychological
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 6, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    784 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Lift-Off Global Network Sessions
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official Selection
  • LA Shorts Awards - June 2019
    Los Angeles
    United States
    July 8, 2019
    Best Short - Platinum, Best Director - Silver, Best Actress - Platinum, Best Cinematography - Diamond, Best Original Score - Platinum
Director Biography - Drake Dalgleish

Starting at a young age, Drake grew up with improv / musical theater in Longview, Washington. In 2017, he moved to Hollywood to attend the New York Film Academy to start his career in Film. Since then Drake has become a content creator of all kinds, telling stories in different formats and working on a lot of different projects from many genres. He is best known for his work in the Horror & Comedy genre.

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Director Statement

A few years back, I lost my grandmother, and during production of this film I also lost my Uncle. I didn’t quite know how to express my feelings about it and I didn’t really talk to anyone about it. The only time I’ve ever really been able to express myself is through my art. This film is about loss and what it does to you, and explores much more into why you might mourn a person. It’s experimental and it might not even work, but with a relatable topic of death I’m not afraid of challenge. It’s a story that I believe will have an impact on a people and it’s worth telling.