RURAL WOMEN FILMS
Burnt Sugar Productions creates rural women films that connect culture to place,
highlight the environment, and employ primarily female crews in the midwest and south.
ROADTRIP TO THE TOTALITY ZONE (2025)*
An absurdist comedy about a dysfunctional mother and unemployed son as they roadtrip across Arkansas in their RV to see the solar eclipse.
In Development: Production in Spring 2024
An alternative school in Japan offers hope and a fulfilling life to people with severe disabilities who learn to work the land.
FEAR NOT (2020)
A Mennonite school teacher trains to carry a gun in her classroom after her husband votes for the new law.
Best Kansas Narrative Short Film, Tallgrass Film Festival
Recipient: Chicago Digital Media Production Fund grant
OUR BLOOD IS WINE (2018)
Filmmaker Emily Railsback and award-winning sommelier Jeremy Quinn provide intimate access to rural family life in the Republic of Georgia as they explore the rebirth of 8,000-year-old winemaking traditions almost lost during the period of Soviet rule.