Parables of War

Parables of War

Using MacArthur ‘Genius’ Award-winning choreographer Liz Lerman’s theatrical performance piece as a point of departure, Parables of War witnesses the journey of three men who are in one way or another all casualties of war: Bill Pullman, the actor; Keith Thompson, the dancer; and Josh Bleill, the former Marine.

Transcending performance, Parables explores the intricate nexus that exists between art and artist, between presentation and personal narrative, and between historical truth and contemporary experience. Ultimately, what is laid bare is the struggle of the wounded and their healers that expresses itself both in art as in life itself.


Liz Lerman
Bill Pullman
Joshua Bleill
Keith Thompson
Tamara Hurwitz Pullman
Marjani Forte-Saunders


Director: Nina Gilden Seavey
Producers: Nina Gilden Seavey and Barbara Porter
Directors of Photography: Gary Grieg and Doug Gritzmacher
Editor: Ian Rummer
Sound Design and Sound Mix: Cheryl Ottenritter


Peter C Rollins Award for Best Documentary Film in Popular and American Culture, 2016
International Atlas Award for Best Documentary Short Film, 2016
Gold Award – California Film Awards, 2015
Platinum Award Winner – Oregon International Film Awards, 2015
Best Documentary Short Film - Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Award, 2015
Nominee – Los Angeles Film Review, Best Documentary Short 2015
Gold Award Winner  – International Independent Film Awards, 2015
Award of Merit with Special Mention for a Documentary Short, Best Shorts Competition, 2015
Award of Merit with Special Mention for a Woman Directed Film, Best Shorts Competition, 2015
Recipient of a 2014-2015 National Endowment for the Arts Media Arts Grant for Production
Gold Award in the Spotlight Independent Short Film Competition, 2015
Winner, The Peter C. Rollins Award for Best Documentary Film in Popular and American Culture, 2015

Released by Gravitas Ventures on multiple cable, satellite, and download platforms, including:
ITunes, Amazon Prime, and X-Box as their first short acquisition.


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