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a narrative feature film

in development

written & directed by Micah Ariel Watson

The Story

Preserves is a love story.


Between two people. Between the past and the present. Between Micah and Kansas.

When a dancer falls in love with an ex-offender, they unlock a century-old secret in their all-Black Kansas town.


The Vibe

Simply put, this film will feel like a poem:

Visceral and lyrical.

Preserves will be shot on location in Nicodemus Kansas and will use dance, music, and 16mm film as form.

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