independence is a feature-length drama shot in 2007.
independence stars Margaret Norwood as Samantha, a sheltered college student who must face her expectations of life and relationships when her father dies and leaves her alone in the world.
Samantha takes a job selling fireworks in small town Nebraska and must endure physical trials and emotional vulnerability in a hostile environment. She has no food, bathroom or adequate shelter and must rely on those who come into the fireworks tent for her very survival. Unlikely friendships sustain her, but her ability to survive by accepting what she is given is put to the ultimate test as she faces an oncoming tornado and attempts to protect her life and her livelihood from destruction.
Based on a true story.
Written & edited by Margaret Norwood
Produced by Margaret Norwood & Greg Owen-Boger
Directed by Terry Gsell
Featuring: Stacie Knock, Jim Zidar, Justin Adams, Rachel Roberts, Carter Jackson
Director of Photography: Luke Eder
Music by Jon Hegel