THE DESERT KING, 16min,. USA, Action/Adventure
Directed by Lev Mergian
While hiking in the desert, a young woman meets an eccentric character who has resigned himself to a life of solitude in the wilderness, and stays to explore the imaginary kingdom he rules.
Desert King is a film I wanted to make to showcase our need for human interaction and companionship. To demonstrate in a fantastical way, that facing the hardships of life with a friend, can be more rewarding than running from those hardships alone.