Promised Land

Refugees from the dystopian future are immigrating to the past, and citizen watch groups have formed to stop them.

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Premiere Date
May 8, 2013
20 minutes
Funding Initiative
Digital Series and Special Projects

Joe Turner Lin

Joe Turner Lin received the Arthur Krim Award, HBO’s Young Producer’s Development Award, and Columbia University’s Best Producer for his Student Academy Award-winning short, Jesus Henry Christ. His thesis film, Seibutsu (Still: Life), was a national finalist for the Student Academy Awards and won the Grand Jury Prize at the San Diego Asian International Film Festival and the Chinese American Festival of Film and Culture. Since film school, he has worked on more than 80 feature-length and short films, television, commercial, and music video productions, from National Geographic to Universal Motown Records. His first feature as a director is Pick.


Justin Marshall

Justin Marshall received his MFA in screenwriting from Columbia University, where his feature-length thesis screenplay One Hit Wonder was designated a Top 5 Faculty Selected Script. He has since written or co-written both short and feature scripts, including Caroline By Committee, winner of the Teen Choice Award at the 2007 Woodstock Film Festival, and The Bed-Stuy Five, an animated feature screenplay which is currently in pre-production. With his girlfriend and writing partner Mary Haas, he has also written two original TV pilots, one of which is in development at Intuition Productions.


Peter Fackler

Peter Fackler is a film producer and director of photography whose work has been shown nationally and internationally at film festivals (Sundance, Hamptons) as well as on major television networks (National Geographic, Bravo, Travel, Discovery). He has helped projects to win awards, including a Student Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

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The Film

Refugees from the dystopian future are immigrating to the past, and citizen watch groups have formed to stop them. On his first “border patrol,” teenage Jackson must choose between his father’s principles and his own sense of humanity.