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A coming-of-age film about two incompatible siblings and a dead goat.
A coming-of-age film about two incompatible siblings and a dead goat.
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After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father's truck, two incompatible siblings in their teenage years, embark on a journey of reconciliation. Corn and Rita must find a way to repair the truck in time to pick up the tourists that will be staying at their family's hotel. As they struggle to find the means necessary to conceal the accident, the siblings will visit a butcher, rastafari drum makers, pawn shops, car mechanics and even a witch doctor, in a 24-hour adventure around Port Paradise.

Corn and Rita searching for the witch doctor at sunrise
Corn and Rita searching for the witch doctor at sunrise

When The Well Runs Dry will be shot on location in Old Providence, a small island in the Colombian Caribbean. Due to its remote location the island has remained intact to major development, making it the perfect place to shoot the film. In the island things are rusty, outdated and seem to be stuck in a time warp, factors that we will use in our advantage to give the film a unique look.

Old Providence
Old Providence

If you ever visit Old Providence, you will quickly realize that music will never stop playing. And there, people like to play it loud. We will keep this habit in the film. Music will constantly be present during Corn and Rita's odyssey. 

The music for the film is currently being composed exclusively by musicians from the island. Traditional genres from the region include: reggae, calypso, soca and mento. Here's a little snippet from the official soundtrack, The Bad Lucky Goat by Elkin Robinson, for your listening pleasure:

We really like the look of 1970's Jamaican films and we are using them as our main reference. The great majority of the film will be shot using natural light. If we were to describe the look in one word it would be: organic. No cranes, no dollies.

The Harder They Come (1972)
The Harder They Come (1972)
He really does say that. (Rockers, 1978)
He really does say that. (Rockers, 1978)
The Witch Doctor
The Witch Doctor
Police Officer/Butcher/Drum Maker
Police Officer/Butcher/Drum Maker
Islanders
Islanders

I find it fascinating how even after being raised under the same roof, some siblings can be so different from one another. How they can live together for years sharing practically everything without really knowing each other. That's the case with Corn and Rita Denton. I want to create a situation where the characters will have to get out of their comfort zones and clash while under pressure, so they can see every aspect of each other's personality. The reconciliation of their preconception of each other through their new discoveries will take them on a compelling journey.

We want to make an honest movie, while preserving the pristine conditions found on the island, dramatizing the situations the characters will have to go through but keeping everything else in it's natural state. The characters will be played by first-time actors, locations will not be altered or majorly decorated, all dialogue will be in Creole (the island's spoken language) and the score will only contain instruments found on the island.

This is a deeply human story, one that you can relate to. Put your trust in us and we will deliver a movie you will want to watch.

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Disclaimer: Vincent Van Goat was not and will not be hurt during the production of the film. He was napping while riding with Corn and Rita, (if you really want to know he took some acepromazine and was monitored by a vet while he slept). He's healthy and munching along in Port Paradise.

                 

Risks and challenges

-Hurricanes:
We will be shooting towards the end of 2015, which means that we will be in the island when tropical storms tend to swing by. We only need good weather for two scenes, so if Hurricane Vincent wants to stop by, we'll be waiting with a smile. In all seriousness, rain would act as another dramatic element for the plot and we have the equipment necessary to shoot under any circumstance.
You never know what the weather will be like in Port Paradise. It might surprise you. Just like it surprised us while shooting our project video ;{D.

-Getting there:
In order to get to Port Paradise you have to take a minimum of 2 planes: One to San Andres and from there, one to Old Providence. That second plane can only carry 11 people, so they tend to be fully booked, year round. Once we get the funds to shoot, booking our transportation will be a priority. If we fail, we can always take a 6 hour ferry there. It is known for making everyone aboard regurgitate their breakfast. But you can see Dolphins, so there's that.

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