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Albion

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It’s 1915 and the residents of a utopian commune in rural Pennsylvania are getting ready for Abigail’s wedding. The commune, started by Abigail’s crackpot visionary father, is an escape from the inhumanities of modern American life, but things here are not what they seem. As Abigail’s marriage looms, she reckons with her role as a daughter and a woman, torn between her freedom and her family, between self-interest and community. Unfolding over the fateful course of twenty-four hours, Albion is a quiet, subtle exploration of one woman’s self-discovery.

About The Team

Lana Wilson (Director) is an Emmy-winning and two-time Spirit Award-nominated director. Her most recent film, Miss Americana, was the opening night film of Sundance 2020 and was a New York Times Critic’s Pick, an IndieWire Critic’s Pick, and a Netflix Original. Her previous feature documentary, The Departure, premiered at Tribeca in 2017 to critical acclaim and went on to be nominated for the 2018 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. The Departure was theatrically released in over 30 US cities and called “A work of art” by the San Francisco Chronicle and “A genuinely spiritual experience” by the Washington Post. Wilson’s episodic series A Cure For Fear played at Camden and SXSW and was an IDA Award nominee for Best Short-Form Series. Wilson’s first film, After Tiller, premiered at Sundance in 2013, was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, and won an Emmy Award for Best Documentary.

David Teague (Writer) is an Emmy-winning documentary film editor and writer. His work as a writer includes the HBO special Between The World And Me, which he adapted for the screen based on the book by Ta-Nehisi Coates. He wrote the forthcoming feature film Cassandro with director Roger Ross Williams and Julián Herbert, starring Gael García Bernal. His work as a documentary editor includes the Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning Life Animated, the Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning Cutie And The Boxer, and The Departure, nominated for the 2018 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. Most recently he edited Spaceship Earth, nominated for two Critics Choice Awards and The Cage Fighter, also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Other editing work includes the Oscar-winning short documentary Freeheld. He was the story consultant for the NY Times Critic’s Pick Miss Americana and he was the supervising editor for the Emmy-nominated Becoming, based on Michelle Obama’s memoir.

Albion is a Cinereach grantee.