The short film “Dead Bird Hearts,” the first film released from Buffalo Nickel Films and directed by Osage filmmaker Ryan RedCorn, will show at 5:30 p.m. at the Temple Live (Scottish Rite) in Wichita, Kans., on Sunday, Oct. 2.
“Dead Bird Hearts,” is a directorial story about “an Indigenous love story between an incompetent man and his dog” and is about “love, loss and life with its own quirky spin,” according to buffalonickelcreative.com. The film is 21 minutes long and has a nearly all indigenous cast and crew. Producing credits for the film include Joseph Brown Thunder, Dylan Brodie and Steven Hanan.
The film stars Eric Edelstein, Jennifer Rader, Alaina Maker (Osage), Bronnson Tre Harjo, Everett Waller (Osage) and Jay Kaulay.
“Dead Bird Hearts” is an Official Selection for the 2022 imagineNative film festival, is an official selection for the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience, and the Tallgrass Film Festival, among others. It received the Gold Award for Best Original Story by the Independent Shorts Awards and the Silver for Best Dark Comedy Short and Silver for Best Male Director.
RedCorn’s writing credits include season 2 of “Reservation Dogs,” a director’s credit for “Roadtrip Nation,” and a producing credit for an episode of “This is Life with Lisa Ling.”
“Dead Bird Hearts” will also show at the imagineNative film festival in Toronto, Oct. 18-23.