Sioux Falls, South Dakota | Film Short


Rebecca Flinn

1 Campaigns | California, United States

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Now, more than ever, we need stories told from the female gaze. The story of Marigold is about a young woman making a life from scratch. She overcomes great odds and decides to defy the patriarchal Hutterite system and seek the freedom of the outside world.

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Mission Statement

Hutterite explores many important and difficult conversations from women's rights and equality to exploring sexuality in an oppressive religious system. The story sheds a light on the power of giving women access to an education and how the effects of it can be seen for generations to come.

The Story


A scripted short film by Rebecca Flinn

Inspired by her mother’s own escape from a Hutterite commune


"Now more than ever we need films that are told from the female gaze."


Hutterite is a rare peek behind the curtain of an Anabaptist commune in the 1960’s & 1970’s. This painful and challenging story is told through the eyes of Marigold, a tenacious young Hutterite woman with the impossible dream of getting an education. The film explores Marigold’s oppression and heartache being trapped in a Patriarchal system, her brother’s budding and controversial sexuality, and the bourgeoning wave of feminism that was calling her into the outside world.


Hutterite is an uplifting story of a woman who overcomes great odds. The themes of the film are a mirror to held up to society in a time where funding for education is being cut and access to important resources for women are being taken away. Even though this story takes place in a Hutterite Colony in the 1960’s & 1970’s the story has echoes to the current political landscape, and a second resurgence of the rise of feminism. Since I grew up around this culture I am called to tell this story that has inspired me every day of my life.



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Flights, Physical Production, Catering, Making the film!

Post Production

Costs $10,000

Picture Editing, Sound Mixing, Color Correction, Title Graphics, Composer

Production Design

Costs $5,000

This is a period piece. We need vintage cars, homes, and clothes to be period specific and totally accurate.

About This Team



- Modern Family

- The Thundermans



 - Gotham




- Conan



 - Blue Bloods



- Training Day

- The Grinder

- Days of Our Lives



 - Clique Wars



- Dead Before Dawn

- Cougar Town



 - Don't Be A Monster



- Wunderland

- War Pigs 



BECCA FLINN (writer, director, producer) 

Becca Flinn is a Director, Writer, and Producer living in Studio City, CA. She is a Producer’s Guild Diversity Fellow, and holds a B.F.A. in Theater from Webster Conservatory in St. Louis, MO.  Becca created a dual language television series called Journey to the East for XRM Productions. She is the Co-Founder of SulliFlinn Productions and has most recently directed the short film, Rear Parking Spot, and a web-series called Period’s Big Adventure. She is currently developing a television series called Legs with her producing partner, Katy Sullivan.



Daniel Gartner is a commercial and film producer with strong roots on both coasts and the Midwest.  As a Producer, his first film “American Streetballers” won the Jury award at the Hollywood Black Film Festival and the microbudget success “Autumn Wanderer” received the emerging filmmaker award at the Hollywood Film festival.  Among countless short films and music videos, he has produced commercials for clients including Toyota, BMW, Microsoft, and American Express.  He brings years of experience planning and coordinating tight budget shoots with an eye for story and quality.


LAUREN SIEFER (producer)

Lauren Siefer is an Emmy®-award watching Producer in Los Angeles, CA. As the head of prize fulfillment for "The Price is Right" on CBS, Lauren watches people check off their bucket list on a daily basis and buys hundreds of cars a season. When she's not producing television, she's probably watching it. Lauren is a native of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and a graduate of Augustana University.



WHITNEY GRIES (associate producer)

Whitney Gries is a producer and coordinator hailing from the Midwest, now living in Los Angeles. She holds a BA in Communications and Theatre from Morningside College in Sioux City, IA. Whitney works as a coordinator for SulliFlinn Productions and XRM Media and has assisted with the development of digital content, TV series, commercials, and short films.



David Gaston Green is a songwriter, film composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer from Los Angeles, CA.  As the co-founder of the seminal LA Latin Alternative band Los Abandoned, he spent his early years on the road with the biggest names in Latin music, eventually securing a deal with Neil Young’s Vapor Records.   Subsequently, he earned a Latin Grammy nomination for his work with Ceci Bastida.  As a composer his music has appeared in myriad films, television programs and commercials including most recently VICE World of Sports Season 2 currently airing on the Viceland network.




DAVE JACOBSEN (creative director & co-director of photography)

There's rarely a time you'll catch Dave Jacobsen without a camera up to his eye.  Breaking into the industry at just eighteen years old, he has shot everything from documentaries, to multi festival winning shorts, to a nationally airing commercial.  Working with such clients as Burberry, Adidas, and Nestle, he has trained his eye to many different styles.  Traveling to many different countries for productions has provided him with a comfort for life on the road and the ability to capture the beauty around him.




ZAKK EGINTON (co-director of photography)


Zakk Eginton grew up in Pasadena, CA where at a young age his love affair with photography and filmmaking began.
After graduating from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts for Theater / Film, he started working as an assistant editor.
Video production classes in high school helped him organize his ideas through camera work, editing and sound design.
While studying Cinematography at LACC, he began working on set as a film loader and camera assistant working on features, shorts, music videos, television and live events.
Over the years he would ascend the positions in the camera dept. from 2nd AC to Focus Puller, Camera Operator and eventually Director of Photography.
Zakk is a graduate of the ASC Master Class where he honed his skills under ASC members Bill Bennett, Curtis Clark, Jacek Laskus, Rob Legato, James Neihouse, Theo Van de Sande and more.
With over 13 years in the camera dept, Zakk has experienced just about every filming environment in both 35mm and digital, and now works steadily as a DP / Operator.
He has shot 15 feature length films as the role of cinematographer in which he also operated camera. 
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Nick studied film production in college and has spent over 17 years in the industry, beginning as a director of photography and Steadicam operator before transitioning into editorial work 9 years ago, freelancing with agencies like TBWA\Chiat\Day, MTV, Spinach, Saatchi, Pitch, Stardust, and several smaller boutique agencies and post-production facilities. He is currently the senior editor at 72 and Sunny.

Nick's editorial skills have been employed in every stage of production, and as such, he has a plethora of experience in the development stage as well, prototyping from inception many of the projects you can see on this page. He has worked on hundreds of commercial campaigns for global brands such as Adidas, Instagram, Pepsi, Starbucks, Target, Google, Nissan, Xbox, Hillshire Farms, Sonos, Samgsung, Pur, Silk Milk, Energizer, Bare Escentuals, and many, many more.












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