After committing murder, Rufus must decide between keeping his dark deed a secret or exposing his crime to save the woman he loves, from the very man he killed.

General Info

From an early age, I was raised on myths, legends, folklore, and fairy tales. Since then I have been hooked, caught by the power of these tales and their telling. It seemed fitting then, for my undergraduate thesis, to write and direct a story that took inspiration from the fantastical stories I heard as a child.

Pelt is a dark tale about human greed, passion, and the struggle between primal instinct and human nature, a central conflict in humans’ stories for hundreds of years. As a shapeshifter tale, Pelt embodies this conflict by bringing into question our fear of the animal lurking beneath our skin and what we believe about what separates humans from the natural world.

I wanted to avoid the traditional Northern European shapeshifter, the Werewolf.  Instead, I took inspiration from the Navajo legends of the Skinwalker, a supernatural entity born from dark magic, and often brought to life through murder. The Skinwalker is a terrible shapeshifter who takes the form of whomever or whatever skin it wears.

This frightening concept fell beautifully into the conflicts of Pelt.
I owe this film to my friends, companions and crew. who through their hard work, efforts, and dedication brought this film to life. Pelt stands as a stepping stone for myself, in my pursuit of telling stories through film. My best work yet, but hopefully not my best to come.

-Rowan Spiers-Floyd

Cast
Rufus…………………………Adam Elliott Davis
Fredrick……………………..Jeffree Newman
Rose…………………………..Jennifer Eastwood

Crew
Producers…………………………………Jessa Getzendanner, Rowan Spiers-Floyd
Director……………………………………Rowan Spiers-Floyd
Editor………………………………………Alison Gently
Assistant Director……………………Kyle Glenn
Director of Photography…………..Page Stephenson
Costume Designer………………….Kimberly Smay
Script Supervisor……………………..Shannon Breen
Gaffer……………………………………….Zach Smith
Production Designer………………..Adam Halverson
Assistant Camera……………………Jameson Posey
Key Grip……………………………………Sam Margolis
Wardrobe…………………………………Katie Palmer
Hair and Makeup……………………..Camillia Lawton
Sound Designer………………………Robert Bury
Lead Man…………………………………Jesse Ambrose
Concept Artists………………………..Austin Hillebrecht
Composer……………………………….Grant Law