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Emissaries

An AFI thesis film
the
if you can't beat them - make them join you

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PREMISE

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Three emissaries from a new wave spiritual group arrive on the doorstep of Barnes Ranch in rural Idaho, tasked by their leader to buy the land from the elderly owners, the barnes. When they refuse to sell at any price, tensions rapidly increase, even as a strange connection forms between the matriarch Deb and Soleil, a young emissary anguished by her inability to have children.

 

In a cautionary tale of how what binds us can also blind us, twisted secrets gradually reveal that nothing at the Barnes Ranch is what it seems to be.   

 
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OUR CULT

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Colleen Slattery

producer

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Jesse Nesser

Director

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Sam Grant

cinematgographer

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James Li

Editor

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Noel Dombroski

Production Designer