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THE GNOMIST

Sharon Liese

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Screening time  
24.02. / Wednesday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 4  
Believing in magic is the medicine forv overcoming of personal struggles and tragedies.

When fairy homes mysteriously appear in a suburban forest, four women, driven by unquelled curiosity about the origin of this whimsy, find that believing in magic is the medicine they need to overcome their personal struggles and tragedies. Desperate to find connection and relief from loneliness, the gnomist embarks on a secret mission to handcraft and install miniature homes on a walking trail that is suddenly transformed into an enchanting forest. The secret gnomist becomes a catalyst for transformation: bringing hope to a grieving mother, inspiring a bullied 12-year-old girl and restoring strength to an injured woman. When the gnomist's identity is unexpectedly revealed, the forest changes forever.

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Sharon Liese

Sharon Liese is an award-winning filmmaker whose goal is to capture real stories that inspire viewers. Her film Selfie won a CLIO Image Award. Liese created the WEtv documentary series, High School Confidential

The Gnomist

USA
2015, 20'

Directed by:
Sharon Liese

Cinematography:
Ty Jones

Edited by:
Jeremy Carr

Music:
Phil Furey

Producers:
Sharon Liese, Cynthia Wade

Produced by:
Herizon Productions

Festivals & Awards:

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 2015 – Jury Award for Best Short Documentary, Free State Festival 2015 – Jury Award for Best Short Film, Audience Award for Best Short Film, LA Shorts Fest 2015 – Best Documentary, Tribeca Film Festival 2015, Heartland Film Festival 2015, Kansas Film Festival 2015