Moving Image Fund Grants Directory

LEF New England launched the Moving Image Fund (MIF) in 2002 to support independent film and video artists creating new work.Through MIF, LEF provides funding across all phases of production, supporting films from the early risk-taking stage, through a film's completion.

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Absaroka! The State that Never Was

In Production
Elizabeth M. Jones
Elizabeth M. Jones
Grant Awarded
$5,000 - 2012
Type of Film
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Film Synopsis

The wildly true story of an attempted state secession in the West that portrays past and current conflicts in America. In 1939, before Alaska joined the union, there was the proposed 49th state of "Absaroka." With an outlandish cast of characters, the tale of Absaroka represents a farcical intersection of the past and future conflicts of American history and probes the endurance of national unity in troubled times.

About the Director(s)

Elizabeth Jones is an independent photographer and filmmaker. She received her MA from Emerson College in 2007, focusing in documentary and experimental film production. Her credits include programming for PBS and HGTV. She served as a producer and production technical advisor for the start-up creative production company Fantastic Soup; as Associate Producer and Cinematographer on LOSING LEBRON (2011), and as Unit Production Manager for BIG SHIP (2011), directed by actor and filmmaker Alex Karpovsky.

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