CairnDirected by Gia-Rayne Harris & Joshua Nathan
A black, female groundskeeper working for a wealthy white family in rural Georgia stumbles on a dark secret while searching for a missing girl on her employer’s property. With no idea what may have happened to the girl, the groundskeeper is forced to decide whether the visitors spending the weekend on the property might mean her harm as well.
Supported by a 2021 Davey Film Grant
About Gia-Rayne Harris
Gia-Rayne B. Harris is a Mississippi Native with over five years of experience directing, writing, producing, and creatively consulting on short films, plays, books and screenplays. In 2019, she started the Graduate Program at AFI and was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Tuition Scholarship. In her time at AFI, she has directed four projects. The through-line of all of her work is adversity, empathy, and resilience. She seeks to place black women at the center of her narratives and sees her career as a love letter to them and more specifically the women that raised her - her mother and grandmother.
About Joshua Nathan
Joshua is a director/writer/producer from Kansas working across various medium. His debut narrative feature film, “The Dreams of Rene Sendam” (writer/director), is slated for release in 2021 by Mutiny Pictures. He has also worked on Paul Thomas Anderson’s film “The Master,” “Inherent Vice,” and Spielberg’s “Lincoln.” Additionally, Joshua works as a director & producer for commercials (New Balance, EA Sports, and FanDuel) and he was awarded a Humanities Kansas grant to finish his feature documentary, “Kansas an Eclogue”. Joshua holds a B.G.S. from the University of Kansas and is finishing his MFA as a Directing Fellow from AFI.