A Heart Under Shadow
Christian Film Festival Award Winner


Title: A Heart Under Shadow


Creator: Aaron Potter


Genre: Student Film


Length: 22:59


Description: After being abused as a young girl, Cassi struggles in the beginnings of a dating relationship. Wondering if she can even face the possibility of marriage, she struggles to even hope for healing. Can she learn trust for Justin and can he prove he’s not the man her father was?


CFF Awards: ‘Best Short Film’, ‘Best Cast’, ‘CFF Best Message for Anna Versemann who plays Casi for  reminding us that in Christ everything is made new, the past doesn’t matter, Best Actor’ for Jonathan Bocinsky who plays Justin, ‘Best Actress’ for Anna Versemann who plays Casi, ‘Best Actor Supporting’ for Josiah Jones who plays Brett, and Craig Knutson who plays the Pastor, ‘Best Actress Supporting’ for Rozella Pearson who plays Christina the EMT, and Emily Driscoll who plays Justin’s Sister, ‘Best Actor Teen’ for Josiah Jones who plays Justin's friend Brett, ‘Best Actress Teen’ for –Malarie Boone who plays the girl in the coffee shop studying, ‘Best Actor Child’ for Clayton Boone who plays the boy in coffee shop with his Mom, ‘Best Actress Child’ for Clara Boone who plays the girl in the coffee shop with her Mom, the CFF Friend Award for Josiah Jones who plays Brett Justin’s Friend who helps Justin out during the movie, and finally the CFF ‘Best Movie Poster’ 




Other Awards: TBD



Aaron Potter (Director, Producer, Cast)

Rachel Dougan (Writer, Screenplay)

Anna Versemann (Key Cast - Casi)

Jonathan Bocinsky (Key Cast – Justin, 1st Assistant Director)

Anne-Marie Driscoll (2nd Assistant Director, Production Design, Craft Services)

Caleb Jones (Director of Photography)

Micah Versemann (Gaffer)

Caleb Davis (Key Grip)

Natalie Hagstrom (Grip)

Rozella Pearson (Cast, Publicity Coordinator)

Craig Knutson (Cast)

Josiah Jones (Cast, On-set Coordinator)

Matt Mattingly (Cast)

Emily Driscoll (Cast, Make-up Artist)

Rodney Perry (Cast)

Elaina Hagstrom (Cast)

Abraham Eide (2nd Camera)

Jeremiah Jones (Camera Assistant)

Daniel Reichmann (Sound Engineer)

Abigail Furutani (Photography, Casting Assistant)

Kat Felicis Ioco (Original Score)

Laura Potter (Production Design)

July Potter (Craft Services)

Linda Driscoll (Craft Services)

Kaitlin Krajewski (Casting Assistant)

David Coleman (Advisor)

Andrew Bartlett (Advisor)

Tom Fressland (Advisor)

Laura Potter (Prop Design)

Matt Laring (Prop Design)

John Potter (Prop Design)

Michelle Sloan (Dance Instructor)

Ed & Linda Laskowski (Special Thanks)

Trinity Presbyterian Church (Special Thanks)

Terry & Nancy Driscoll (Special Thanks)

Reynolds Design & Construction (Sponsor)

Flapdoodles Ice Cream (Sponsor)

History Center Of Olmsted County (Sponsor)


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