In our last blog post we announced that our collaboration with the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida “Kahayatle: A Journey of Everglades Restoration” was going out into the festival circuit. The narrative short film produced by the Miccosukee Tribe, Directed by our co-founder Darian Faroy and DP’d by co-founder & Cinematographer Raymond Linares, has been traveling the festival circuit in several illustrious festivals including some of the premiere festivals in Native American Culture.
Among these include the Santa Fe Indian Market SWAIA which sets the precedent for contemporary Native American Art. We are so proud to announce that our film has returned with it’s first official laurel and top honor for festival in the Narrative Film category with the Judge’s Choice award.
This film marks our first released narrative venture since our initial batch of narrative favorites like “Presents”. It also hails the second film festival award granted to a BES Films production after our narrative short horror story “Night Fables”. The success of Kahayatle rings close to the heart for BES Films as well because it’s a concept that we were approached with and given the reign over to adapt and showcase as we interpreted it. Writer Daphne Cayo and Producer Houston Cypress approached us with this wonderful concept, and message they wanted to share and allowed us to explore creatively all the avenues that make this short film what it is.
As we continue to take our talents forward and collaborate with local communities and companies we look forward to continuing to showcase all that make these compelling entities so special and bringing to light the full spectrum of Miami’s diverse artistic and cultural community.