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A farmer shoots her husband's wing off as he ascends to heaven in the form of an angel.

Max and Lucy are twin filmmakers from Utah. This short is the third installment in a trilogy which presents their own cocktail of Magical Realism and Western (Rocky Mountain Mythology). The trilogy explores their mormon heritage and region’s identity by creating a local mythology inspired by the geographical and cultural facets of the Rockies. "The Widow’s Angel" is a modern myth that examines the theme of grief through the unique lens of Western agrarian life and mormon folk-magic.

I'm Lucy, one half of a twin writing and directing duo from Salt Lake City, UT. Through our films we aim to create a voice that engages and explores our own local identity and maverick sensibilities. To further our filmmaking goals, we have created the Rocky Mountain Mythology Trilogy. The trilogy is meant to calibrate an aesthetic and tone that can be applied to our larger feature film projects. As artists, we are all about serving our community by articulating narratives and identities from the area. The American West is such an iconic location in film, so much so, that there is an ENTIRE genre that is based around our region (the Western). We are interested in reclaiming the Western as a genre that speaks more authentically from a local’s perspective, something that engages with its history and culture in a bold new way. more...

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