Glendale filmmaker Carly Lyn chose the unlikely pairing of genres — Western and science fiction — in her new film "A Foundling."
Lyn, 25, wrote and directed the film receiving its premiere at the Dances with Films festival next week in West Hollywood.
Another twist was the casting of two Asian actresses in the lead roles.
It was all these elements that piqued the interest of film festival producers, said Leslee Scallon, co-founder of the festival.
"We are looking for films as interesting for as many minutes as they are on the screen," she said.
"We're not genre specific. We have full-length features, short films, full-length and short film documentaries and music videos."
The festival has had drama and action pieces, but Scallon said festival producers had never seen anything mixed like this.
"This is truly one of the most original pieces to come through in a long time," she said.