Isolated, desperate, and haunted by his coal-stained birthright, Father continues his daily descent into the accursed Maple mine—even after it has crippled his ancestors and blinded his youngest son. Set in 1907 and based on director Jesse Kreitzer’s own coalmining heritage, Black Canaries is a powerful meditation on patrimony, loyalty, and love.
Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival
-Vermont Symphony Orchestra Award for Music Integration
HollyShorts Film Festival
-Grand Jury Award, Best Film
-Grand Jury Award, Best Cinematography