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In southern Arizona, twenty miles from the Mexico border, a young Indigenous girl discovers a Hispanic migrant her age who has been separated from her father while traveling through the Tohono O’odham tribal lands into the United States.

Jefferson Stein

Jefferson Stein is a filmmaker from Texas based in Los Angeles. His short film, TUMBLE DRY LOW, screened at Seattle, Maryland, and Tallinn Black Nights and was selected for the Shoot New Directors Showcase. It premiered on Short of the Week and garnered 2.5 million views on YouTube, becoming one of the most-watched dramatic shorts on the platform. His follow up, BURROS, produced by Film Independent Spirit Award winner Liz Cardenas (7 DAYS, NEVER GOIN' BACK, A GHOST STORY), was awarded a Film Independent fiscal sponsorship, premiered at Tribeca 2021, won Best Narrative Short at Santa Fe IFF, Sidewalk, Arizona, and New York ICFF, qualifying for the Live Action Short Oscar® at the 95th Academy Awards®. His debut feature script set in the same world as BURROS was a 2020 Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting quarterfinalist.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
    English, Spanish, O'odham
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Yes, it's a Colorado premiere
  • Rating
    The whole family (including children)
  • Note
    BURROS stars a cast of first-time actors from the Tohono O'odham Nation where it is set. It was shot on 16mm film in anamorphic.
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  • Director
    Jefferson Stein
  • Screenwriter
    Jefferson Stein
  • Producer
    Liz Cardenas, Russell Sheaffer
  • Executive Producer
    Camillus Lopez, Larry 'Bear' Wilson, Douglas Riggs
  • Co-Producer
    Liz Cardenas, Russell Sheaffer
  • Cast
    Amaya Juan, Zuemmy Carrillo, Virginia Patricio, Rupert Lopez
  • Cinematographer
    Cole Graham
  • Editor
    R. Brett Thomas
  • Composer
    Amanda Jones