For Sale

A young woman's struggle is revealed through a garage sale.

  • Savannah Rodgers
    Sketches, Politically Correct
  • Savannah Rodgers
  • Savannah Rodgers
  • Markisha Rangel
    Key Cast
  • Kristin Rea
    Key Cast
  • Tyson Maughan
    Executive Producer
  • Tyson Maughan
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 20, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Kansas International Film Festival
    Overland Park, KS
    United States
    November 10, 2016
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Horizon Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    December 16, 2016
    Awards Only; No Screening
    Top 10 Finalist
  • Kansas City FilmFest
    Kansas City, MO
    United States
    April 6, 2017
    Missouri Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin, TX
    United States
    September 19, 2017
    Texas Premiere
    Nominated: Best Micro Short Drama
  • Tallgrass Film Festival
    Wichita, KS
    United States
    October 22, 2017
    Wichita Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Eyecatcher International Film Festival
    McAlester, OK
    United States
    November 11, 2017
    Oklahoma Premiere
    Nominated: Horizon Award, Best Micro Short
  • Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase
    Fort Worth, TX
    United States
    July 22, 2018
    Ft. Worth Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Savannah Rodgers

Savannah Rodgers is a director, writer, and producer currently based out of Lawrence, KS. She creates short films, web series, and is developing her first feature film. In 2014, she founded Professional Amateur Productions, a company aiming to create quality, intersectional feminist content. Most recently, Savannah received the 2017 Next Gen Award from the Twister Alley International Film Festival and was a was a Top 10 finalist for the 2017 Horizon Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

Savannah received the Visionary Award from the Outlaw Film Festival and the Fred G. Andrews Emerging Filmmaker Award from Kansas City FilmFest in 2016. Her short film Sketches (2016) premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival; it has received multiple honors on the independent film festival circuit. Her directorial debut Politically Correct (2015) was named Cinema Constant's 2016 Best Comedy Short Film, and has garnered awards from Kansas City FilmFest, Kansas City LGBT Film Festival, and other festivals worldwide. Both Sketches and Politically Correct have received distribution at REVRY, the world's first LGBTQ+ streaming platform.

Savannah was a semi-finalist for the Sundance Institute's Episodic Storytelling and YouTube New Voices labs in 2016. Her proposed web series, Poly, was an IndieWire Project of the Day. Her documentary work has been featured on Films for Action. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Kansas City Women in Film & TV.

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Director Statement

For Sale was the result of an overly ambitious week.

It was finals week at the university I attend - and I decided to shoot two short films with minimal crew and no dialogue for each project. One of the projects premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival. I held this movie close to my chest, waiting for the right time to release it onto the festival circuit.

Micro shorts are valuable. The traditional short film is certainly longer than 1:47, but For Sale's strengths are in its succinctness. It was an exercise in restraint and adaptation - a venture I know to be successful. If you can tell a story in one minute, you can be trusted with ninety to tell a complete, full one.