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In the dry desert space between here and there, a phone repairwoman encounters a chatty corpse, a self-propelled peanut, and some portents of the rapture.

Online premiere and interview on DirectorsNotes


Helen Hill Award |  Chicago Underground Film Festival 2019

Best Departures Short | Indie Memphis Film Festival 2018

Best Student Film | Calcutta International Film Festival 2018

Film Festival Official Selections:

Slamdance Cinema Club, ArcLight Cinema, Hollywood 2019

Drunken Film Fest Oakland 2019
Raindance Film Festival 2019
Buenos Aires Film Festival 2019

Stockholm Independent Film Festival 2019

Slamdance Film Festival 2019

Mecal Pro : Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival 2019

Silk Road International Film Festival 2019

PUFF Film Festival Hong Kong 2019

GIRAF International Festival of Independent Animation 2018

San Diego Underground Film Festival 2018

Queen Palm International Film Festival 2018

Square Lake Film & Music Festival 2018

"Jenna Caravello’s surrealist short Frontier Wisdom is an altogether different type of tumbleweed opera. One of the many animated efforts in the SDUFF program, the film jumps liberally from first to third person perspectives, emblematic of the out-of-body experience Caravello wants to replicate. Malfunctioning phone booths, apocalyptic reckonings and a bible-verse spouting corpse make up Caravello’s holy trinity of motifs leading the anti-technology charge. Fittingly, it ends with someone literally cutting the cord." —Glenn Heath Jr. | San Diego CityBeat | August 21, 2018