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CBTFF's Team Little Owl Featured in The Gnomist - an Official Selection of the 2015 Tribeca Film


One of our founding member families includes Kelly and Kyle Fisher from Team Little Owl., The Fishers were central figures in this most amazing and incredible and very true story that was turned into a beautiful and poignant short film.

The Gnomist tells the story of how Firefly Forest, located in Overland Park, KS, becomes home to a community of imagined fairies and gnomes.

During the years of 2013-2014 very beautifully-crafted fairy homes and doors custom-built to fit the hollows of trees mysteriously popped up on a heavily-wooded walking trail. Strangers who never before made eye contact, began mingling and trying to find out who or what was responsible for creating such magic. The fairies have a story to tell, but so do the people who encounter them.

Eventually, people began leaving notes for the fairies – disclosing their deepest struggles and greatest hopes. And, to their surprise, the fairies began responding.

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The film features the story of our very own Kelly Fisher and through the film you get a sense of the journey Kelly and her family have been on since their daughter Allie died in 2013 at the age of three.

Allie Fisher died from brain cancer – leaving Kelly, Kyle, and seven-year-old daughter Evie, scrambling to rebuild their lives. Searching for relief from their heartache, Kelly, Kyle, and Evie retreat to the forest that Allie had loved so much – hoping to feel some connection to her. What they discover, provides solace they never expected.

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