Michael Knowles Release dateAugust 13, 2006 WriterJordan Bayne (story), Jordan Bayne (screenplay), Michael Knowles (screenplay) DirectorsJordan Bayne, Michael Knowles CastJordana Spiro, Marcus Chait People also search forThe Sea Is All I Know, Without My Daughter, Not Without My Daughter
Argo is a 2006 short romance drama film that marks Jordan Baynes short film writing and directorial debut. Co-written and co-directed by Bayne and Michael Knowles, the film was shot on location in Joshua Tree, California, in 2005.
According to production companys official synopsis, Argo tells the story of two individuals living outside society in the American desert. It explores the struggles of being human in a world seemed bent on crushing the human spirit. Becca (played by Jordana Spiro) is a dispossessed soul whose chance encounter with Cal (played by Marcus Chait) becomes a collision course that changes their lives. The film shows that loneliness and desperation can create an unconscious longing for human connection and that hope can be found in the most unexpected places.
Awards and nominations
Argo has received recognition while on the festival circuit, screening in 2006 at the Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival, Tacoma Film Festival, the Independent Film Festival of North Texas, and in 2007 at the Sunscreen Film festival, Westchester Film Festival, FilmFest ReLoaded, Pumelo Independent Film Festival, Miami Underground Film Festival, Delray Beach Film Festival, Sedona Film Festival, NewFilmMakers Winter Series, Soho House Screening Series, and the DeREEL Independent Film Festival.