Private Project


A young mom questions her choices and identity while raising her daughter on a farm.

  • Sam Griffith
  • Tricia Aurand
  • Heidi Koling
    Key Cast
  • Anahi Bustillos
    Key Cast
  • Cora Springs
    Key Cast
  • Benjamin Montague
    Key Cast
  • Scott Crozier
  • Jason Martin Castillo
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, LGBT, Women, Romance
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 13, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Cut the Gap! Gender Equality Shorts by HeForShe Vienna
    March 10, 2018
    World Premiere
    Winner - Best in Category: Gender Roles in the Workplace
  • OUTshine Miami LGBT Film Festival
    Miami, Florida
    United States
    April 22, 2018
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Outfest Perú
    June 29, 2018
    South American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • MICGénero: International Film Festival with Gender Perspective
    Mexico City
    August 2, 2018
    Mexican Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Macon Film Festival
    Macon, Georgia
    United States
    August 16, 2018
    Georgia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Mostremp, Cinema Rural al Pallars
    August 23, 2018
    Spanish Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Detroit SheTown Film Festival
    Detroit, Michigan
    United States
    September 15, 2018
    Michigan Premiere
    Nominated - Best Cinematography
  • Pride Pictures: Queer Film Festival Karlsruhe
    October 14, 2018
    German Premiere
    Official Selection
  • San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
    San Francisco
    United States
    October 18, 2018
    Northern California Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Sam Griffith

Sam Griffith grew up in Winston-Salem, NC, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a film degree in 2007. After graduation, he moved to California and is now pursuing his own directing projects. He lives with his wife, a screenwriter, in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of LA and is currently developing a feature set in his home state. His favorite cereal is Honey Bunches of Oats.

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Director Statement

Modern identity is built on the work we do, including -- though it is rarely named as such -- parenting. With this film, we wanted to explore how isolating it can be to have to get our hands dirty alone. At the same time, finding someone to work alongside can feel like a miracle, one that has the power to help us see ourselves a little clearer.

In short, we fell in love with the idea that shared work is intimacy and tried our best to tell a story of what it might look like to cultivate that.