Filmed in Bozeman and the Paradise Valley, the award winning short film, Willow Creek Road, will be shown Friday morning at 10 a.m. at MSU during the Bozeman Film Festival.

Actor and filmmaker, Jenna Ciralli, is a Montana native who came home to the Big Sky State to create a visually stunning short film entitled Willow Creek Road.

  • Screening Date/Time: Fri. June 8 | 10:00 AM
  • Venue: Reynolds Auditorium | MSU Campus
  • Filmmaker Attending: Yes

This film is a narrative short, just 15 minutes in length. It features the beauty of Montana ranch scenery and the isolation of ranch life through the eyes of 'Ruth.'

We had a chance to catch up with Jenna Ciralli for the real scoop on how this short film came to fruition:

I originally conceived the basic idea for Willow Creek Road with a close friend and colleague, Natalie Engelbert, in New York City.

We imagined a world of tension between a single mom with kids with a childless woman who intervenes but it just never felt right in the big city.

I had an "aha" moment one day: of making the characters particular to a rural world and having Montana as a character itself.

Here is the official trailer for this moving film: