Blanco


"Blanco" is the poignant story of Trista, a young girl forced to take care of her dying mother, and what happens the day she finally returns to school.

This short film was shot entirely on location in Idaho. Nearly all equipment, including the crane, was borrowed during production.

Screenings
2009 Victoria Film Festival.
Movieola - The Short Film Channel.
Reel 13 Shorts.
2009 Washougal International Film Festival.
2009 SoCal Film Festival.
2009 Idaho International Film Festival.
2009 NW Film Forum Local Sightings Film Festival. (Opening Night)
2009 Lakedance International Film Festival.
Shown on Channel Zero, the Canadian Short Film Channel.

Distribution provided by Ouat Media.

Credits

Trista Marissa Jerome
Justin Andrew Kowalewski
Trista’s Father Lee Frostad
Teacher Donny Crump

Four Wheeler Operator
Ryan Flowers

Grips
Dave Blanford
Chad Mathison
April Raine
Jennifer Walker
Drew Wattles

Gaffer
Matt Dewey

First Assistant Director
Tricia Hoffman

Second Assistant Director
Sarah Cooper

Crane Operator
Nathan Snyder

Crane Crew
Tyler Neisinger
Mike Sullivan

Camera Operator
Brandon Freeman

Camera Assistant
Zack Borman

Director of Photography
Levi Bettwieser

Sound Designer
Stephen Baldassarre

Art Direction
Matt Johnson

Original Music
Jay Saenz

Extras
Cora Bellomy
Danika Bodley
Amanda Bradberry
Molly Burk
Kaitlyn Caldwell
Zac Cobb
Tommy Conklin
Katy Cook
Kasandra Corona
Andrea Crnich
Chance Couillon
Megan Dooley
Hannah Elzinga
Helena Freilich
Erin Gordon
Kersey Hames
Tia Harris
Lawren Hendrick
Bumper Hendrix
Chelsey Herbert
Zac Hinton
Liz Holliday
Maria Holloway
Corey Kerensky
Kayla Kerensky
Kara Lawson
Justine Miller
Hailey McGahan
Madison Olsen
Erica Olson
Macaulay Paulino
Mark Pochlen
Nicole Pully
Kylea Reilly
J.R. Ruby
Ellie Sasso
Kyle Singleton
Allie Sisson
Jentry Skinner
Heather Skovgard
McKenna Smith
Jessie Steelsmith
Kenzie Tatum
Taylor Tatum
Andrew Wardle
Kimberley Ware
Wyat Warner
Zach Wilson
Special Thanks
Dave Blanford
Andrew Ellis
Wally Hames
Matt Johnson
Wendy Johnson
Jodi Johnston
Julie Jerome
Virginia Kowalewski
Kuna School District
C. Thomas Lewis
Deb McGrath
Ashley Orme
Cammie Pavesic
Nathan Snyder

“(yes it’s) going”
Performed by Mise en Abyme
Courtesy of Marriage Records

“Something’s Going to Come”
Performed by Adem
Courtesy of Domino Recording Co, LTD

For Saylor