A Short Film

In the 23rd century following the great agricultural collapse of planet Earth, the human species are forced to migrate off-world, where a select few known as The Cultivators are in search of the substance capable of reviving humanity.


"Phenohunting" Is a Sci-Fi short film produced for KAYA Farms, an Orange County based boutique cannabis cultivation company. The project was filmed in 2021 and will be released through Red Screen Productions later this year.

Director: Erik Bakshi

Writer (Screenplay): Erik Bakshi

Story Concept: Ruben Sarian

Executive Producer: Kevin Bailey

Producers: Ruben Sarian, Erik Bakshi

Starring: Katie Gibbons, Jonathan Tuil

1st AD: George Hernandez

Original Score: Boris Phillip

Cinematographer: Ruben Sarian

Production Designer: Karina Farris

Art Director: Armen Garikian

Set Builder: Raffi Sarian

Hair & Make-up Artist: Samantha Forbes

Unit Production Manager: Havanes Kalijian

Casting: Danko Vu

Storyboard Artist: Aren Ambar

VFX Coordinator: Christopher Khachatrian

VFX: FEO Rocks

Gaffer: Erick Turcios

​1st AC: Jon Wong

Camera Operator: Edwin Khudadian

Key Grip: Alex Burdick

Dolly Grip: Axel Cubias

Grip: Nestor Valenzuela
Script Supervisor: Vincent Simmons