The Golden Key

Synopsis

THE GOLDEN KEY is a drama/adventure student short film directed by Katie Travis and a MCTC Cinema Division Production 2012. The tale of a young prairie boy whose search for treasure is crushed by a devastating tragedy. He must overcome his fears or lose everything.

About the Project

THE GOLDEN KEY was Katie Travis' thesis project upon graduating Minneapolis Community and Technical College's A.S. degree program in Cinema: Directing and Producing. This 1800s timeperiod production was filmed on location in Hector, Minnesota in February 2012. The original story of this short film was inspired by the short story by The Brothers Grimm of the same title. The film was shot over five days in the unpredictable Minnesota winter with the Panasonic HPX-170 camera. This film's original musical score was composed by Kathryn Knuttila Karg from McNally Smith College of Music. THE GOLDEN KEY premiered in May 2012.

SHOWINGS & AWARDS

Winner of MCTC's 2012 Cinema Excellence Awards for "Best Director", "Best Cinematographer", "Best Editor", and a Finalist for "Best Screenwriter".

  • JULY 10, 2015 - HECTOR DAYS 2015 FILM FESTIVAL
  • SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 - SUMMONED Premiere Screening at Marcus Shakopee Cinema
  • JUNE 19, 2012 - Katie Travis FILM GRADUATION CELEBRATION at Marcus Shakopee Cinema
  • MAY 11, 2012 - THE GOLDEN KEY screened at the MCTC Short Film Expo.

    • The Golden Key - Trailer #1

    WATCH FILM

    Watch award-winning 15 minute student short film THE GOLDEN KEY by director Katie Travis starring Noah Coon, Anna Klemp, and Roger Wayne.

    DETAILS

  • Production Status: Released 2012
  • Genre: Drama, Adventure
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78 (16x9 Video)
  • Language: English