Until The Well Is Dry

1930's Dustbowl setting. It is after closing time in Kell's Irish Pub. Chairs are up on tables a MAN wipes a layer of visible dust of the counter. A WOMAN enters she stands in the front doorway with light behind her, she wears a worn cotton dress and carries a battered suitcase.

She sets her suitcase down by her feet and smacks at the front of her dress. Dust rises from it. She walks to him, if she spoke she would say. Train leaves in an hour. But they have already said everything there is to say. He knows she has to leave, she knows she is breaking his heart.

He reaches to her and runs his hand down her cheek, smooths a stray curl behind her ear. She melts into his arms and they dance one last slow goodbye. They press together desperate for this last intimacy. At the end of the dance is one last kiss it is bittersweet. She has to go. She gathers her suitcase and leaves.

  • Collin J Neal - Director/Producer
    Author
  • Sylvie Davidson - VOCALS / GUITAR / SONG WRITER
    Name of Band or Artist
  • Trevor Wheetman - VOCALS / FIDDLE / SONG WRITER
    Name of Band or Artist
  • Collin J Neal
    Director
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3406293/?ref_=tt_ov_dr
  • Sylvie Davidson - VOCALS / GUITAR / SONG WRITER
    Writer
  • Trevor Wheetman - VOCALS / FIDDLE / SONG WRITER
    Writer
  • Samara Lerman
    Producer
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2822771/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
  • Samara Lerman
    Key Cast
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  • Kevin Van Meter
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Music, Kissing, Romance, Dustbowl, 30s, History, Dance
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 12, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Black Magic Camera 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Collin J Neal

Collin was born in Pendleton, Oregon on July 5th 1985. Born into the farm life he had a lot of changes coming along the way with moving from city to city until finally settling in Spokane, Washington for his years growing up.

Throughout his years growing from a boy into a young man Collin came across a Production company, run completely by students at his High School in the year 2002. Viable Vision Video Productions opened up his world into new leaps and bounds. Taking him through editing, producing, directing, and writing for the screen.

After moving to Seattle, WA in 2008 and attending Seattle Film Institute, he developed his company Faith vs Fate Productions with his wife Erin Neal. Now several years into the company, short films, web series, music videos and their first feature in the whole they are on their way together with their first child, and collaborating in filmmaking and media production, making their dreams a reality.

With years of experience, determination, and keeping the faith each day he continues to push for excellence on each project that he collaborates on.

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Director Statement

Part of a 9 segment series (see demo here: https://youtu.be/Z0UFTy0BGXw) made in collaboration with Sam Nuttmann of Motion State. This demo piece was beautiful, silent, moving and incredible to be the Director of. Samara Lerman the lead talent came to me with the project and a vision, in connection added the setting of Kells Irish Pub downtown Seattle. This was an Irish Folk tale in a dustbowl old setting. What an amazing feeling it was to go from start to finish and feel as though we were transcending to a different time and place with these two incredible people in love.