Director Carly Lyn defies classification in her breakthrough feature, A FOUNDLING. By combining elements of the Western with Science Fiction and Horror, Lyn creates a touching character drama with an otherworldly twist. Two sisters set off across the desert on horseback to reach their home in San Bernadino, but along the way they uncover an alien child amongst the wreckage of a derelict spacecraft and bring him along for the journey. Their travels lead them to despair as they face hunger, sickness, and worse out in the perilous wilderness. Cindy Chiu and Nora Jesse are exceptional as Virginia and Mattie. They each represent empowered female characters that are able to convey heartfelt compassion and warmth even throughout their most difficult trials. A FOUNDLING's winning score, desolate locations, and breathtaking cinematography also contribute to the overall beauty of the film. Lyn's willingness to bend genre conventions in order to tell a highly personal and emotional tale leads to a truly unique piece of Independent cinema that is very wide reaching.
If you liked A FOUNDLING, check out:
THE BURROWERS, DEAD BIRDS, DUST DEVIL.