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".