Tara finds a unique gift from her father in the face of a newfound friend. Led to a rough part of town by a dare from friends, Tara tries to soothe the pain of her grief by helping Leroy, a homeless man. But the blue-eyed Leroy is not who he seems, and Tara is surprised by this strange messenger of hope. THE GUARDIAN, written by high school student, Kelsey Kullman, is the Grand Prize Winner in Cross Wind Productions’ 2010 Teen Screenwriting Contest. Kelsey (right) is pictured here with Executive Director Barbara Sundstrom (center) and Paul Stewart (left), who wrote Paul versus Saul.