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Nominee Best Cinematography
2013 Motif Theater and Film Awards

Winner Audience Award - Most Popular Comedy
2014 Online New England Film Festival

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A most morbid musical
Our RISD – January 11, 2013
Migliori discusses ‘Donner Party: The Musical’ – January 10, 2013
R.I. student film to shoot in Lakes Region
New Hamshire Union Leader – January 6, 2013
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 Musical was 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
Paul Bertolino
Music Director & Arrangements
David Tessier
Original Music and Lyrics
Isaac Goldberg
Jonah Kagan
Make-up and Costumes
Gabriela Bello
Kate Harkness
Executive Producers
Joseph and Natalie Migneault
Kendra White
as Eliza Donner
Vincent Tomasino
as James Reed, Jr.
Lizzie Stanton
as Leanna Donner
George Alford
as George Donner
Ed Lowe
as James Reed



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