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A Short Film

In the near future, the great agricultural collapse of planet Earth forces the human species to migrate off-world, where a select few known as The Cultivators search for the substance that can revive humanity.


"Phenohunting" is a sci-fi short film produced for KAYA Farms, an Orange County based boutique cannabis cultivation company. The project was conceived, filmed, and released in 2021 through Red Screen Productions.

Director: Erik Bakshi

Screenplay: Erik Bakshi

Concept: Ruben Sarian

Executive Producer: Kevin Bailey

Producers: Ruben Sarian, Erik Bakshi

Starring: Katie Gibbons, Jonathan Tuil

1st AD: George Hernandez

Unit Production Manager: Hovanes Kalijian

Cinematographer: Ruben Sarian

Composer: Boris Phillip

Production Designer: Karina Farris

Art Director: Armen Garikian

Set Builder: Raffi Sarian

Hair & Make-up: Samantha Forbes

Casting: Danko Vu

VFX Coordinator: Christopher Khachatrian

Storyboard Artist: Aren Ambar

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

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