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David Lowery
Screening time  
08.04. / Friday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 4 Ticket

A dad is putting his little son to bed with an epic tale. A story about how he met the boy’s mother and became his father turns into a real adventure, rife with suspense. Without leaving the nursery, only with the help of storytelling, Pioneer takes us on an adventure celebrating the power of imagination. Against the backdrop of atmospheric music, this short film is a tribute to the power of storytelling and its capability of stirring emotions. The title role is played by the American musician and actor Will Oldham, known as Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy.


David Lowery

David Lowery is an American writer, director, editor and producer. Apart from a series of short films, including the award-winning Lullaby, he directed the fantasy adventure Pete’s Dragon (2016), produced by Disney, and two films with Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013) and Ghost Story (2017). The film The Green Knight (2021), Lowery’s critically acclaimed recent title starring Dev Patel and Alicia Vikander is a 14th century knight poem adaptation. He is currently finishing the film that will feature a new screen interpretation of J. M. Barrie’s iconic children’s novel Peter Pan and Wendy. In 2011 he founded his own production company Sailor Bear.

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2011, 16'

Directed by:
David Lowery

Screenplay by:
David Lowery

David Blood

Edited by:
David Lowery

Daniel Hart

Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston

Produced by:
Sailor Bear

Festivals & Awards:

Sundance FF (2011)
SXSW FF: Competition Award; Grand Jury Award (2011)
24fps ISFF: Best Short Film (2011)
Ashland IFF: Best Short Film (2011)
Philadelphia FF: Special Jury Award (2011)
Hamptons IFF (2011)


Toby Halbrooks