Between Blood and Sand Mark Apicella, 20:27

Between Blood and Sand is the story of a grieving biotech scientist in Afghanistan self-destructing after the loss of his son to a land mine. Through an unexpected friendship with an Afghan father and son, he finds purpose amidst his grief—and originates an idea with the potential to save thousands of lives.


Writer and Director: Mark Apicella
Producers: Evan Cholfin, George Edelman, and Eric Binns
Editor: Nicolas Delgado
Director of Photography: Jason Goebel
Production Designer: Brandon Kihl
Composer: Karim Elmahmoudi
Principal cast: Robert Mammana, Jos Viramontes, Michael Coleman, Armon Nowparvar, and Amy Shelton-White





Feature Films

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