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Telling Stories Through Visual Art

SaltiWords Productions

SaltiWords Productions Writes, Creates, and Produces Stories About The Human Experience 

Creating stories that show the complexity of everyday life and the choices one has to make daily, professionally, personally, and romantically allows us to understand the layers each person has under his or her skin. We can then understand one another, see each other in new ways and most important, empathize with ourselves and those around us. 

Write

The writing process is messy and uncertain and at times brilliant and at other times tormenting. Getting the story on the page takes courage and time and loneliness. This is why great care is taken when a story is written. Before the creation process begins the human experience is kneaded into the texture each ingredient demands it to be. Then it bakes until golden brown.  

Telling  the  Story

Create

Creating the story requires each part to function in harmony with each other. The actors in step with the director, the cinematic shot in melody with the scene, the action in beat with the story. 

Produce

Honoring the story, the actors, the production team is a top priority. Before the final edit is applied, great care is taken in making sure sound, music, scenes tell the story that allows the viewer "to experience a characters journey." 

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Meet the Creator

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Corina Monoran
Writer/Director/Producer

Corina enjoys writing, performing and creating. Her first play, A Friend Like You, was performed by the fourth grade class of Lincoln Elementary school in Nampa, Idaho. She has performed in theatre, short films, film competitions.

 

Corina's credits include: Baggage (lead), Spoon River Anthology (ensemble), Young Frankenstein(ensemble), Super Secret Site Specific Something (ensemble), Gone Silent (lead, writer, director). She has participated in the i48 Idaho film contests (written, produced, performed), created a Youtube channel (Why U Gotta B So Salti), started a podcast Her Salti Words and is the founder of SaltiWords Productions.  

 

Love There That's Sleeping is the first short film produced by SaltiWords Productions. Corina also wrote and directed the short film. She is currently working on her next short film: her small words.  

 

Below is a list of the amazing cast and contributors to her small words. 

Meet Young June

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JV Joy
Actor

JV Joy is a creatively and scholastically gifted child who began playing the violin and piano seriously at age 1.

 

She has absolute pitch and a knack for character voices, plus loves to make up comedic parodies of her favorite songs.

 

JV has always loved to share her gift of music and perform. She first took to the stage as an actress at age 3.5, playing Little Haley in True Song Studio’s musical Colors where she spoke, sang, and danced in four scenes.

 

From age four, she began to act on screen, contributing to several local short films so far. She costars with her mom on the musical YouTube channel Song Bugs, and has thrived on their Facebook live music videos since toddler age.

 

Out of her sweet and intense nature, one of JV’s wishes for the world is that people would more often “breathe and make peace.”

Meet June

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Erin Westfall
Actor/Director/Choreographer

Erin is an award winning lighting designer, choreographer, and dancer as well as film director, and actor.

She has been on several panels addressing the past, present, and future of women in film (primarily regarding technical roles) and recently wrote and directed the short documentary Baghdad to Boise.

Erin also enjoys traveling, having completed both the Camino de Santiago in Spain and the Nakahechi route of the Kumano Kodo in Japan. Erin Has a Bachelors in Theatrical Arts from Central Washington University and Masters in Speech Language Pathology from Idaho State.

Meet Nick

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Troy Kesner
Actor

Troy Kesner graduated from Boise State University Cum Laude in General Communications with an emphasis on Audio Production, and Sociology.  

 

Troy is a full-time Business Process Analyst in the Software Consulting Industry and an avid outdoor and motorsport enthusiast.

He began acting in High School, where he competed in local acting and technical theater competitions, and continues to hold an interest in the technical and post-production aspects of filmmaking.  

 

Troy has participated in several I-48 Film festivals, as well as in the “Will Act For Food” charity theater festival.  He has several film credits as Production Assistant / Boom Operator in the feature film Retreat, and the short films Cloud, and The Unlost.

This is Troy’s first time playing the lead role in a film.

Meet Dad

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Actor/Director/Producer
Eric D. Ellis

Eric is a Boise based Actor that is known for his over the top performances with the Idaho Children's Theatre, including: Captain Hook, Toad from Wind in the Willows, and The Wizard of Oz.

Performing on stage since 2008, this trained vocalist has specialized in musicals--highlights include: Jesus from Jesus Christ Superstar and Harry from the musical Company

With his own theatre company, Smartypants Boise, he educates audiences with improv performances based on Idaho's Historical figures, such as, fur trapper Francios Payette and homesteader Phillip Schick.

Meet June's Ex

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Chance Fuerstinger
Actor/Director/Producer

Chance is an actor and writer in the Boise area.

He also works behind the camera as a Director, but his first love is acting. 

He starred as the leading role in the independent film Fugued Up!, slated for release in early 2022. 

Chance wrote, directed and produced, Here is Where the Monsters Live, which is currently making its festival run. The movie is slated for public release in 2022. 

His most recent short film, Bric-a-Brac: Reconcile, is in post-production and will be making a festival run in 2022.

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Our Stories

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Meet the Lead Cinematographer 

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Elizabeth Findley Filmmaker/Writer/Producer

Elizabeth Findley got her first degree in Music from Susquehanna University, and her second degree in Media Production from Boise State University. She started getting into narrative film around 2017 and has stuck with it ever since.

 

Her first awards were from the i48 in 2017 and recently her film Finding Mr. Right has taken off in the festival circuit. She films a variety of subjects with the purpose of entertaining while getting people to think.

 

She has received grants in the past from Idaho Commission of the Arts and runs her company Findley Productions. As well as doing film she plays and sings around various venues in town, and photographs for different companies. 

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Meet the Sound Specialist

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        Chuck Norton
Filmaker/Sound Design/Score Composition

Chuck became enamored with independent film during the summer of 2003 while living in an apartment complex three blocks away from the now defunct Varsity Theatre in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

Movies like The Station Agent, Touching the Void, and City of God were a refreshing departure from the action driven Matrix, X-Men, and Batman blockbusters. His passion for independent filmmaking came to a head when he teamed up with Elliot and Zoë to form LowerGentry Studios.

 

He now aids in creating the stories, as well as contributing his ear to sound design and score composition.