Transendental Drama, Super 16mm, 2023, 23 mins
After her friend June’s unexpected death, sound recordist Julie travels to the Appalachian mountains to deliver the news to her reclusive brother, Steven. While attempting to reconnect with him, she must navigate his cold behavior and emotional distance in order to process the situation constructively and properly grieve.
Using the framework and language of transcendental-style filmmaking, The Last Best Thing presents a contemporary look on the nonlinear aspects of grief and plays with our dependence on medium as a means to process time.
Written and Directed by Blake Hunter
Produced by Jackson Cropper
Cinematography by Finn Ozaeta
Edited by Jonah Carter
Starring Eliza Tew as 'Julie'
and Brandon Jolley as 'Steven'
View our behind-the-scenes featurette Hot Springs Bookend which was shot while on-set of The Last Best Thing