The Retriever from Nicholas Thurkettle on Vimeo.

Gallup Film Festival*
Muscatine Independent Film Festival
Boomtown Film and Music Festival
Durango Film – An Independent Film Festival**
North Hollywood Cinefest***
Phoenix Film Festival
Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival
Cinema at the Edge Film Festival

*Nominee – Best Comedy Short, Best Male Performance in a Short
**Programmed in special “Best of Fest” screening block
***Nominee – Best Actor in a Short

A man goes into the woods. He doesn’t look or act like a pleasure hiker. Plus there’s that shovel he’s carrying. Nevertheless, he’s got a destination to reach and his new smartphone’s AI to keep him company on the long walk. Get to know The Retriever.

The Retriever
USA, color, runtime 5’19”
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Starring Barney Crow as “The Retriever” * Featuring Amanda Zarr as “Karis”

Editor * Writer * Director NICHOLAS THURKETTLE Producers BARNEY CROW * NICHOLAS THURKETTLE Cinematographer * Color Correction J. VAN AUKEN Script Supervisor AMANDA ZARR
Production Sound Mixer * Boom Operator * Post-Production Sound Mixer * Sound Editor * Original Music DARREN T. LODWICK Production Sound Assistant * Production Assistant JONATHAN RODRIGUEZ Special Props NIKKI NINA NGUYEN Title Animation MARIUS KLOVNING Production Stills * BTS Photography JENNIFER WEATHERUP

Filmed January 2016 in Seal Beach, California

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