The Swordswoman

A wounded swordswoman returns to the tournament scene when her treacherous rival threatens the safety of the king.

  • Samuel T. Weston
    Director
  • Samuel T. Weston
    Writer
  • Don Frederick Millikan III
    Producer
  • Elizabeth Brophy
    Key Cast
  • Justin White
    Key Cast
  • Henriette Soderlind
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 21, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Samuel T. Weston

Sam is an award-winning autistic fantasy writer turned filmmaker. Raised in the woods and prairies of rural Minnesota, weaned on stories like "The Lord of the Rings," "Eragon," and "Avatar: The Last Airbender," and cutting his teeth in Duluth’s arthouse film community, Sam gained a unique perspective on what makes a good fantasy story.

He learned early on that his writing style was too visual for books, so he founded Battlemage Films to tell his stories the way they were meant to be told. He has one completed feature film, "Gleahan and the Knaves of Industry," which made waves in the Duluth film community and was the 6th-most-watched feature film on The Fantasy Network.

Sam has earned a reputation across Minnesota for his honesty, integrity, generosity, and fierce dedication to the craft. His next feature film’s screenplay, "Wizards of the Underworld," gained recognition at genre festivals across the country and won multiple awards.

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Director Statement

My team and I made "The Swordswoman" as part of the 48 Hour Film Project and I couldn't be more happy with how well we clicked on set!
That's about it.