In 1846, en route to California, the Donner Party became snowbound in the mountains for weeks without food. Amid hardship and escalating tensions, Eliza Donner seeks comfort from the handsome and mysterious James Reed, Jr., despite his appetite for secrecy. In time, the two sweethearts hunger for each other, but what is it they crave?
Donner Party: The Musicalwas filmed primarily on location in New Hampshire over three days in mid-winter. The short film features a soundtrack comprised of five original songs. Production was funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Screenplay, Produced, Edited, and Directed by Andrew Migliori