Private Project

Burning Angels

Two sisters who haven't spoken in a year go to their grandparent's cabin, seeing each other for the first time since breaking contact.

  • Jared Wiedmeyer
  • Jared Wiedmeyer
  • Jared Wiedmeyer
  • Rose Toberman
  • Meg Johnson
    Key Cast
  • Helena Mueller
    Key Cast
  • Pierre Ware
    Director of Photography
  • William Nordstrom
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Student
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  • Runtime:
    40 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 17, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Jared Wiedmeyer

From Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Film and Art in 2016. Went to school to be an English major, but dropped my first ever class (Latin) for a film production class, and have been in love ever since. I hope to be a part of creating a more robust and vibrant film community here in the Twin Cities, and utilize the region and landscape that I grew up in and have been inspired by.

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Director Statement

For this film, my first long production, I wanted to keep the cast and setting as simple as possible, and use this simplicity as a microscope with which I can look closely into one relationship. I desire to use film as a vehicle to better understand human beings. Today we have more ways to communicate with each other, a limitless access to content, but an inability to communicate meaningfully, honestly. Communication with sincerity becomes a sort of blast in the void, people talk, but no one knows how to respond.
I am interested in a cinema as a form of therapy. In a time where art is consistently being attacked for being meaningless and not contributing anything, we need to create films that speak to authentic parts of the human condition. People need films that speak to their spirit, to their pain, to their hardships. Filmmakers need to respond to this, and attempt to make films that take on the burden with their viewers. Filmmakers cannot be afraid anymore of being made fun of, or being silly, or melodramatic. I hope films arise where big emotions and big statements can be made again unironically, where large issues can be wrestled with, and human feelings can be discussed with out feeling the need to be cool or detached.