In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.
Raised by two folklorists in Queens, NY, Benh is a director, animator, and composer for the Court13 coterie. Director of award winning shorts Egg, Origins of Electricity, I Get Wet and Glory at Sea, Filmmaker Magazine recently named him on of the "25 New Faces of Independent Film."He currently splits his time between in New Orleans and Montegut, Louisiana where he is making his first feature film, the Sundance Lab sponsored, NHK award winning Beasts of the Southern Wild, and mentally preparing to transform Glory at Sea's ship, the U.S.S Jimmy Lee, into a rolling, pop-corn making, movie projector cum Mardi-Gras float in preparation for a Court 13 American tour.