Wind Spirits

A Native man, traumatized by childhood abuse, is whisked into sacred lands for a mystical night of healing.

  • Shelby F. Elwood
  • Shelby F. Elwood
    Coming Home, Pick Up The Phone
  • Shelby F. Elwood
    Trans*cend, Unvisible
  • Gerald Auger
    Key Cast
    Tin Star, Hell On Wheels
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 8, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    60,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Blackmagic 4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • The Lift-Off Sessions
    United Kingdom
    February 3, 2021
    European Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Four Corners Film Festival
    Farmington, NM
    United States
  • Huntington Beach Cultural Film Festival
    Huntington Beach, CA
    United States
    Award Nominee
  • Multi Dimention Independent Film Festival
    United Kingdom
Director Biography - Shelby F. Elwood

SHELBY ELWOOD has been a Director/Writer/Producer since 2000, launching three production companies in the US and Canada. She began her career in Chattanooga TN, directing multi-camera events for clients including The Ballet, The Boys Choir, Girls Choir, and Riverbend Music Festival, later adding promotional and commercial projects for nonprofit/private clients including the Hamilton County Board of Education and IMTA Actors Showcase. She created performance videos, video resumes, video auditions, and the occasional wedding. In Memphis, Shelby moved into narratives, writing/directing music videos, trailers, and short films. As a Film Education Non-profit Board Member, she worked on both sides of the camera with rising filmmakers. While she spends most of her time producing projects for others, Shelby still finds time to direct Narratives and Documentaries.

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Director Statement

The spiritual beauty in the Red Rock Country of Central Arizona, combined with my own journey of healing, inspired this film. I am forever grateful to my Indigenous friends who helped my growth and understanding along the way.