Here for Us

  • Director

    Brendan Patrick Ward

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2021, 1 hour 16 minutes 26 seconds

  • Category

    Narrative Feature

  • Format

    Blackmagic RAW

  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!



In Person Date, Time & Location:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
MoMI Bartos • 36-01 35th Ave • Queens, NY 11106


The Two of Us: Four films that remind us what it is alllll about.


A mysterious riddle pulls two city-dwelling activists into the wilderness to rescue one of their brothers from his obsessive hunt for a fabled family treasure. What they won’t admit, even to themselves, is that they too harbor a shred of hope that the treasure might be out there.


Brendan Patrick Ward, Director, Writer
Ash Bean, Director of Photography
Jim Bulluck, Producer, Have a Nice Life
Connor McCann, Producer, Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel
Jacob Quesenberry, Producer, The Letter
Darnell Bernard, Key Cast, I’m an Electric Lampshade
Grace Burdick, Key Cast
Brendan Patrick Ward, Key Cast
Brendan Patrick Ward, Editor
Henry Liddy, Editor
Matthew Castin, Composer
Brandi Puckett, Costume Designer

Director Statement

Produced safely during the midst of the pandemic in a 1930’s log cabin on the Appalachian Trail with an on-set cast/crew of six people and a self-financed $8,400 production budget, Here For Us is as barebones and DIY as it is ambitious. Shot by a first-time, female DP with a female and BIPOC, Queer led cast, it is a deeply personal project about family, both blood and chosen, made by a small family of friends. Our process and purpose were inextricably linked and we hope it shows.

Director Biography

Brendan is a filmmaker from the East Bay Area of California. He has been making movies his whole life. This is his first feature. He wrote, directed, edited and starred in it. He was also a one-man crew on a 60-minute mockumentary currently in post, has written two series pilots and is writing his next feature.