Sophia, Her Dad, and the Frozen Dead Guy

Feature film (development)
Produced and Written by Christian Hammons
Directed by Eric Coombs Esmail & Christian Hammons
Cinematography by Eric Coombs Esmail

Storyline: In a small town in the New Mexico desert, a desperate-to-be-normal girl works with her eccentric dad to keep her cryogenically frozen grandpa from melting.

 

Danger in the Forest

Documentary feature (preproduction)
Produced and Written by Christian Hammons
Directed by Eric Coombs Esmail & Christian Hammons
Cinematography by Eric Coombs Esmail

Storyline: When homelessness, drug addiction, and other big-city problems come to the idyllic forest around a small town in the mountains of Colorado, a progressive minister and a libertarian activist work with local law enforcement to return the forest to a place of refuge.  But they soon discover that the problems have come precisely because the forest is vast and impenetrable - a place of refuge for those seeking to escape. Whose vision of the forest will prevail?

Pitch reel, IMDb

 

Rumor

Short film (preproduction)
Produced and Written by Christian Hammons
Directed by Eric Coombs Esmail & Christian Hammons
Cinematography by Eric Coombs Esmail

Storyline: In a small town on the High Plains, a girl learns that her brothers have kidnapped the bully who drove her fraternal twin to suicide.  What will she do?

IMDb

 

Messengers

Documentary short (2018)
Produced and Written by Christian Hammons
Directed by Eric Coombs Esmail & Christian Hammons
Cinematography by Eric Coombs Esmail

Storyline: In 1979, Prof. Dennis Van Gerven exhumed the bodies of 400 Nubian mummies from the desert in Sudan.  They were itinerant farmers in the 6th and 7th centuries BC, but in the three decades after they were excavated, they would go to work again as "messengers from the poor."  At the end of his career, Van Gerven reflects on his life with the mummies and their afterlife in the United States speaking to the problems of poverty and discrimination.

Preview, press kit, IMDb

 

Lemonade

Short film (2018)
Produced and Written by Christian Hammons
Directed by Christian Hammons
Cinematography by Eric Coombs Esmail

Storyline: Childhood comes to a bittersweet end when two tween girls selling lemonade are flipped off by a teenage boy with really great hair.

Preview, press kit, IMDb