The Sun and The Medicine Man

When a family travels to seek the assistance of a medicine man, they are given a jar of mysterious liquid and with the healing power of the sun, they find not only are their old physical wounds healed but some internal ones are as well.

  • Paul Hugins
  • Andrew Jorgensen
  • Andrew Jorgensen
  • Itzel Almazan
  • Ian D'Amelia
  • Ziad Foty
    El Mahal
  • Joel Morris
  • Andrew Jorgensen
  • Itzel Almazan
  • Jennifer Esquivel
    Key Cast
    Assassinaut, Frigneship, Pearl
  • Marco Castillo
    Key Cast
  • Iris Amador
    Key Cast
    Mi Tierra
  • Jay Sikand
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Jorgensen
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - George Mason University
  • Telly Awards 2021

    United States
    General : Student
  • Beyond The Curve International Film Festival
    January 3, 2022
  • Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
    Canton Michigan
    United States
    January 3, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 4th Dimension Film Festival
    January 29, 2022
  • Black Swan International Film Festival
    Critics Choice Award
  • Maryland International Film Festival
    Bethesda, Maryland
    United States
    March 25, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Paul Hugins, Andrew Jorgensen

Paul L. Hugins is an independent filmmaker based in Virginia known for his editing skills and dedication to pre-production and project management, Paul graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009 with a major in Photography & Film. Paul has written, produced and directed award winning films across various genres and mediums. Paul currently serves as a Post Production Coordinator at a Post House in Arlington VA.

Andrew Jorgensen
Writer/Executive Producer/Cinematographer
Having worked in entertainment, media, and production for the last 11 years. Andrew Jorgensen has worked as a technical director for a Helen Hayes Award Winning Theatre Company, as a freelance Gaffer, Best Boy and Cinematographer on numerous local film productions, that have gone on to numerous film festivals across the United States and around the world.
The Sun and the Medicine Man is based on the life of Andrew's great grandfather, and he is very proud to have co-written the film with his wife Itzel Almazan.
Andrew received his bachelor's degree in Film and Video Studies Concentrating on Cinematography at George Mason University in 2017. He currently works for the Film Program as the Technical Coordinator, and is persuing a Masters of Fine Arts in New Media Art.

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Director Statement

The Sun and the Medicine Man is a modern adaptation of a true family story, in which Andrew Jorgensen's great grandfather, who was bound to the confines of his bed, was healed by a traditional healer only to find out the healer would be run out of town many weeks later.
The adaptation blends Andrew's family history with the experience of his wife and her family as immigrants to the United States.
This film is a second collaboration between Andrew Jorgensen and Paul Hugins, previously the two worked on a Paul's film Dinner Time.