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An intimately rendered film about coming home.
Created by

Elise DuRant

129 backers pledged $7,677 to help bring this project to life.

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Edén at the Oak Cliff Film Festival

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More good news!

Edén screens at the Oak Cliff Film Festival in June.

See you in Texas!

For details: Edén | Oak Cliff Film Festival

All the best,


Thank you!

I wanted to thank all of you who made it out to see Edén at the Montclair Film Festival. It was a great event, and your presence made it that much more special.

Exciting news to share: Edén was awarded the Future/Now Grand Jury Prize at the festival's closing ceremony, which honors emerging low-budget American independent filmmaking.

I leave you with a nicely written account by Montclair Film Festival's Michael Traynor on Edén and its screening.

Father & Motherland: DuRant's Edén | Montclair Film Festival

All the best,


Edén at the Montclair Film Festival in May!

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Hello everyone.

Edén was warmly received at its U.S. premiere at the Atlanta Film Festival.  Great feedback from the audience.  Couldn't have been a warmer welcome.  The city was in bloom.

And now,

I am happy to announce that Edén continues on to the Montclair Film Festival in May!

For those of you in the area, please join us.

Edén screens: 

Monday, May 4, 7:00PM, Clairidge Cinema 1 

Wednesday, May 6, 9:15PM, Clairidge Cinema 1 

486 Bloomfield Avenue 

Montclair, NJ 07042

For tickets click here.

Happy Spring!


Edén's Poster!


Hello everyone.

Wanted to share with you Edén's poster!  Illustrated and designed by the talented Mexico City based Nuria Díaz Ibáñez.

Edén makes its U.S. premiere at the Atlanta Film Festival!

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Happy New Year!

I am very happy to announce that Edén will be making its U.S. premiere in March at the Atlanta Film Festival.

2014 was a very big year for Edén: it made its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and continued on to the Göteborg International Film Festival in Sweden, the Durban International Film Festival in South Africa, the Raindance Film Festival in London, Los Cabos International Film Festival in Mexico, and closed out the year at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival in Argentina.

A personal highlight was Edén's Mexican premiere at the Guanajuato International Film Festival in San Miguel de Allende, where we filmed Edén, and where cast and crew gathered to see their work for the first time on the big screen.  It was an emotional evening.

This year, our focus is to bring Edén to the United States.

Please let us know of festivals in your area.  

I can't thank all of you enough for being a part of Edén and look forward to the day we may be able to see it together.

I leave you with a recent interview by Peter Machen for Aesthetica.

Elise DuRant, Director of Edén, Talks to Aesthetica about her First Feature Film