A Girl and Her Guardian

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The Earth is dying. The goddess Onatah is the world’s last hope and only a young girl named Sarah can bring her back to life. Yet Sarah is not alone on her journey. Her Guardian, Jonathan, watches over her as they search for Onatah’s sanctuary on their quest to restore the Earth from the shadow that has stolen it.

A Girl and Her Guardian is Andrew Cannizzaro’s thesis film made in partnership with New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. The film is a live-action fantasy/adventure short filmed entirely on location in the woods of New Paltz, NY. Shot over a six day period where a cast and crew made up of students and industry professionals worked tirelessly to bring this fantastical setting to life. Our story is a glimpse into a different world. A look at one of the final chapters of another Earth. Our hope is that this tale will intrigue your mind and capture your imagination.



  • Writer/Director: Andrew Cannizzaro
  • Producers: Kellye Carnahan & Andrew Cannizzaro
  • Jessica Cannizzaro as Sarah
  • Christopher Stadulis as Jonathan
  • Stephen Hadeed Jr. as Xavier
  • Fionna Horrigan as Alexandra
  • Neimah Djourabchi as the Wild Hunter
  • Corey Pierno as the Elder Hunter
  • Jason Mello as the Owl Hunter
  • Dina Cataldi as Onatah
  • Director of Photography: Alfredo Alcantara
  • Assistant Director: Deanna Urciuoli, Production Manager: Rachel Velasquez, Script Supervisor: Travis Rex
  • Production Designer: Charlotte Royer, Art Director: Sam Bush
  • Costume Design: Christa Boarini, Costumer; Makeup Artist; Makeup Effects; Hairstylist: Ana Perdita
  • Prodcution sound: Jake Manela, Boom Operator: Jacqueline Basse
  • Stunt Coordinator: Drew Leary
  • Original Music: Dan Negovan, Sound Editor: Arjun Sheth
  • Digital Effects: Alex Wawroski, Animation Director: Eric Tortora Pato

For full Cast & Crew visit: www.agirlandherguardian.com/#!cast-&-crew


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