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On a hill farm somewhere in the north of England, things are not what they used to be. Frank used to own land but since the changes he makes his living fixing dry stone walls. His marriage has failed but Frank refuses to let go. He watches his little family from a vantage point on the hills and as his ex wife comes and goes Frank spies a new male visitor.

  • Karl Walsh
    Perpetual Motion, Syrinx, Running on Empty.
  • Karl Walsh
    Perpetual Motion, Syrinx, Running on Empty.
  • Bee Movies manchester
    Perpetual Motion, Syrinx, Running on Empty.
  • Mike Crook
    Key Cast
    Perpetual Motion, Running on Empty.
  • Dee Watson
    Key Cast
    Perpetual Motion, Running on Empty.
  • Pauline Walsh
    Key Cast
    Perpetual Motion, Syrinx, Running on Empty.
  • John Meredith
    Key Cast
  • Jack 'The Dog'
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Drama, family
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 10, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35 : 1
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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Director Biography - Karl Walsh

Karl Walsh Director /Writer/Producer

Karl Walsh, English of Irish ancestry was born on a farm in Lancashire, studied Theatre, Art and Dance at Bretton Hall (Leeds Uni) and later Law at MMU. He formed the band ‘To Hell With Burgundy’ signed to Manchester’s famous ‘Factory Records’ and toured the world in support of the 6 studio albums they and more recent groups; ‘The Visitors’ and ‘The Happy Future’ produced. Whilst living in France Walsh began to write novels and screen plays. His book The Rat King was published in 2016. Short films ‘Running on Empty’, ‘Perpetual Motion’ and SYRINX have been well received and more screen plays including 'The Driver' a full length feature are currently in pre-production.

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Director Statement

Dry Stone is not just about a crisis in masculinity but about the larger crisis of identity that has gripped our country. The divides between the town and the country, the north and the south and our place in the world.