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David and the Kingdom

Brian Paccione

Woodrow Travers

2018United States22 minColour

A self-described mountain man, David Lawrence lives without running water or electricity in a remote cabin in Northern Vermont where his entire life is devoted to rehabilitating hurt and orphaned wild animals. Bull and Cow, two abandoned baby moose, grow strong and healthy under David's tender care — until tragedy strikes: they kill each other in a battle for David's affection. Heartbroken and without his moose, David must confront a violent past. Will David be able to find the courage to love again?

Brian Paccione studied directing at the Columbia University. In addition to writing and directing his own award-winning work, Brian mentored at-risk youths in NYC by teaching them how to make short documentaries. He currently teaches film production at SUNY Purchase College. 

Woodrow Travers studied filmmaking at Vassar College and after participating in the prestigious DGA Trainee program (The New York Assistant Director Training Program), has worked as a producer and assistant director. 

  • PRODUCTION : Woodow Travers (Heartlands Productions), Brian Paccione (Heartlands Productions)