Short Film
The Gift of the Magpie
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It’s carpe diem for a couple of small time grifters on Christmas Eve 1934.

Starring Helen Slayton-Hughes (“Ethel Beavers” from Parks and Recreation,) Milton Severe, Adam Osterhaus and Pamela Forrest.

Genre: Short, Drama
Film Length: 11min

Showtimes: Fri, Sep 22 at 5:00 PM–7:00 PM

Directors:
Anita George

Producers:
Anita George

Main Cast:
Helen Slayton-Hughes
Milton Severe
Adam Osterhaus
Pamela Forrest

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Awards:

Brazil International Film Festival
Teresopolis
Brazil
May 21, 2017
South American Premiere
Special Jury Award

Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards
Pella, IA
United States
April 22, 2017
Award of Excellence-Actress (Helen Slayton-Hughes), Award of Excellence-Lighting Design (Jon Van Allen), Award of Achievement-Live Action Short Form, Award of Achievement-Director of Photography (Phillip W. Dingeldein), Award of Achievement-Art Direction (Janet Fitzgibbon), Award of Achievement-Actor (Milton Severe), Award of Achievement-Supporting Actress (Pamela Forrest), Award of Achievement-Editing Long Form-Anita George

Muscatine Independent Film Festival
Muscatine, Iowa
United States
November 5, 2016
Iowa premiere
Best Short Film: Grand Jury Prize, Distinctive Achievement in Cinematography

Festive Film Festival
Portland, Oregon
United States
December 18, 2016
Oregon premiere
2nd Runner-Up