After receiving his inheritance, a young man, Othman, becomes obsessed with money. When his business is about to become bankrupt, he steals money from his family’s account, and his family resents him. He loses his family, and his business collapses. Now homeless, he embraces sharing and kindness with an interviewer and avoids falling into an even darker fate. He learns that life isn’t about money, life is about sharing kindness with others.
Henry Zhinin Director
Henry Zhinin Writer
Christopher Mays Producer
Henry Zhinin Producer
Sarah McVicker Producer
Daniel Henry Key Cast "Othman McGeezer"
Brittney Scott Key Cast "Bianca"
Delvin Burgos Key Cast "Halbert"
John Fleming Moore Key Cast "Homeless Man (Old Othman("
Izzi Robles Key Cast "Unity"
Craig Anton Key Cast "Othman's Father"
Henry Zhinin Executive Producer
Kyra Heron Line Producer
Nick Kootsikas Director of Photography
Zeel Patel Production Designer
Hayes Griffin Film Editors
Henry Zhinin Film Editors
Kennedy Lindburg Costume Designer
Sloane Rockefeller Visual Effects Supervisor
Mary Catherine Burns Music Composer
Ayoka Billions Casting Directors
Emma Collen Casting Directors
Director Biography - Henry Zhinin
Henry Zhinin is an enthusiastic student filmmaker at the Savannah College of Art & Design earning his B.F.A. in Film and Television. He is a visual and narrative filmmaker who wants to create his unique ideas and visionary dreams to show symbolism. Plus, he wants his films to be beneficial for audiences worldwide. His life experiences influence his art. He is also best known as the director and animation supervisor of "Let Loose" in the Coca-Cola Refreshing Films program, which won two awards for SCAD in 2020. His latest project is a pilot animation, “The Jungle Tale - ‘An Ordinary Life Until…’” became successful in film festivals. Despite his disability, his one major goal is to inspire others that it’s possible to push an envelope and show a spiritual connection to life.
Project Type: Short, Student
Runtime: 15 minutes 25 seconds
Completion Date: June 2, 2022
Production Budget: 7,000 USD
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: United States
Shooting Format: Blackmagic Pocket 4K
Aspect Ratio: 1.90:1
Film Color: Color
First-time Filmmaker: No
Student Project: Yes - Savannah College of Art and Design
I found the inspiration to discuss wealth disparity by seeing the homeless people in Savannah, GA sitting in parks where I first attended college. Some people have been trying to help the poor communities for years, but many people ignore it. People with the means to help need to learn the value of compassion, love, and helping others who need hope. They should do something, and poor communities can significantly benefit from their contribution. SALT is a film that shows the dark side of what can happen to rich people who are obsessed with accumulating money and power and allows audiences to realize the truth about themselves.