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SALT - Directed by Henry Zhinin

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

  • Language: English

  • 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

Director Statement

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.


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