CNN Films has acquired director Sharon Liese’s “The Gnomist” out of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. The short film, which follows three women on a journey deep into the woods of Overland Park, is expected to premiere this Fall.
Produced by Liese and Oscar winner Cynthia Wade and shot by Ty Jones, the film takes us to Firefly Forest, where fairy dwellings fit in the hollows of trees began mysteriously popping up in Spring 2013. For these three former strangers, the suburban Kansas forest takes on a psychic healing power.
CNN launched its inaugural online short film series in March as part of its aggressive push into the realm of original video content. Additional films for the Fall series will include shorts from Andrew Jenks and Roger Ross Williams. CNN Films recently released the campus rape doc “The Hunting Ground” and will launch the Oscar-nominated “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” later this year.