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Faculty-lead Production of the short film "Evanescence"

Raised toward our $31,500 Goal
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Project ended on April 27, at 02:36 PM MDT
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Evanescence, Not A Typical Road Movie.

“Evanescence” is a short film, written and directed by Maaman Rezaee, an award-winning filmmaker and tenure-track professor at the department of Film & Digital Arts at UNM.

The film tells the story of Amariah, a Navajo teenager who travels New Mexico, looking for her missing sister. On the road, she meets Jon, a single gay father who’s fled an abusive home with his infant child. Together they form a bond, ephemeral as it be, and look for Amariah’s sister.

The film works with the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, a national epidemic that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. The characters don’t let the circumstances of their lives dictate how they live every moment. A universal theme for all of us, at least in the past two years.

The team is a group of independent filmmakers and artists who rely on YOUR generosity to make the production of the film possible.

By making a donation, you will enable us to tell this story and for some of our talented students to participate in the making of a film overseen by professional heads of departments.

Your contribution to the project will pay for vital costs such as; transportation and lodging for our cast and crew, rentals of film equipment and locations, permits and insurance, and feeding the cast and crew ( as they contribute their time 10+ hours daily).  

Choose a giving level


Thank You

$50 - You will receive a digital thank you and updates on the film. This gift covers one day of meals for one individual.


Early Viewing

$100 - You will receive an early viewing link to the finished film. Your gift provides one hotel night for one individual.


Signed Postcard

$500 - You will receive a thank you postcard made by the filmmaker. Your gift covers the rental cost for one location.


Special Thank You Mention

$2000 - All above options, plus a “Special Thank You” credit on the film. Your gift provides flights for our out-of-state collaborators.


Executive Producer Mention

$5000 - All above options, plus an “Executive Producer” credit on the film. Your gift covers rental cost for our filming equipment.