Nesting Grounds

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Short film from United States, 15 minutes

Screens Saturday, February 28, 2015
Screening Block 3: 5pm-8pm

Directed by Ian Scott McCullough
Produced by Samantha DeMaria, Ian Scott McCullough
Website http:/

Troubled by the death of his mother, Noah, a disheveled 25 year-old man begins to compulsively hoard. In an attempt to preserve the life around him and keep his mother’s memories alive, Noah holds on to all of his possessions – even garbage. Isolated in his home, Noah’s only companions are two caged finches. However, while constructing a suitable home for his beloved birds to live in, tragedy strikes and one of the finches is killed. Distraught by the death of his friend, Noah suffers an emotional crisis, losing control as he’s reminded that death is a part of life. In accepting this reality, Noah finds the will to live in the present by letting go of his fixation on the past.

About the Director

Ian Scott McCullough is an award-winning filmmaker who directed his first feature film in high school. A Dead Dog Like Me went on to win the Denali Award at the International Alaskan Film Awards, and McCullough was awarded ‘Best Young Filmmaker’ at the Appalachian Film Festival. He has also directed several short films which debuted in film festivals across the country. In 2010, he founded Annotation Films, an independent production company where he produces and directs music videos.


About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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