About “The Unknown Country”
Starring Lily Gladstone
In 2016, her breakout role came from Kelly Reichardt‘s Certain Women playing Jamie, a lonely ranch hand, for which she won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress and Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also received nominations for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female and Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actress.
She is also a new cast member on the television show, ‘Billions”
INGRID tells the story of a successful fashion designer and mother in Texas who dropped her life and ran off to the woods in order to pursue a personal and creative one. She has since become a reclusive hermit and spends her time creating clay sculptures and art out of rocks from the nearby creek. Ingrid peels off the layers of this woman’s persona, questioning what would drive a successful fashion designer to immerse herself in nature to create and become an entirely self-sufficient woman of the woods.
This award-winning documentary gained recognition on the 2018 film festival circuit. “Ingrid” was named one of top 20 films of 2018 by “Hammer to Nail,” and was recently covered by The Sundance Institute and MovieMaker Magazine. “Ingrid” will make its’ PBS premiere on May 23rd and will be released worldwide Fall 2019.
Slamdance Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Oak Cliff Film Festival, Rhode Island Film Festival, Catalina Film Festival, BendFilm Festival, Eastern Oregon Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Virginia Film Festival, High Falls Women’s Film Festival, Red Rock Film Festival, Cucalorus, Port Townsend Film Festival, Athens Film and Video Festival, Women’s Voice’s Now
Best Director, High Falls Film Women’s Film Festival,
Best Documentary Film, Women’s Voices Now Film Festival
About Morrisa Maltz
Morrisa Maltz is an artist and filmmaker. She holds a BA from Columbia University where she majored in Visual Art and began working within the medium of video. Her work has been shown at MOCA, as well as MCA, Santa Barbara. In 2012 she created Mofones, which were sold at Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, and museum stores internationally.
Her first film, THE CARETAKER, won Best Live Action Short at the 2012 LES Film Festival. Her second film, ODYSSEA premiered at Slamdance in 2014. Morrisa’s first feature documentary, INGRID, will premiere at Slamdance 2018. Most recently, Morrisa created a music video/art piece for LA based band DYAN. The piece was written about by Creators Project (VICE).