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I Never Can

A Westernized, modern adaptation of an old Japanese ghost story of love and loss, "I Never Can" tells the story of a chronically unfaithful young man who regrets his promise to never leave his girlfriend.

  • Mig Windows
    Not A Bench
  • Rory Owens
    When The Boys Walk In
  • Mig Windows
    Not A Bench
  • AR Owens Productions
  • Jon Cates
    Key Cast
  • Mig Windows
    Key Cast
    Not A Bench, When the Boys Walk In, Necrotic, Self-Inflicted, Redwood Highway, Vampire Camp
  • Connor Chaney
    Key Cast
  • Kalindi Garcia
    Key Cast
    Vampire Camp
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Horror, Drama, Romance
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • 2015 SOU Student Film Festival
    Ashland, Oregon
    May 12, 2015
    Audience Choice (Honorable Mention)
  • Killer Valley Horror Film Festival
    Ashland, Oregon
    August 15, 2015
  • Klamath Independent Film Festival
    Klamath Falls, Oregon
    August 29, 2015
  • Silver Dollar Film Festival
    Official Selection
  • 2016 Ax Wound Film Festival
    Brattleboro, VT
    United States
    November 5, 2016
    East Coast Premiere
Director Biography - Mig Windows, Rory Owens

Mig Windows has been making movies with Rory and his wife Angelica Owens since 2010, when the three of them met at Community College in Weed, California. Rory was studying film and Mig and Angelica were studying theatre. The three of them transferred to Southern Oregon University in Ashland, and Mig continued helping Rory with his student film projects usually by starring (and dying horrifically) in them, often with Angelica providing assistance with makeup, budgeting, and marketing.
Rory and Mig have finished with their studies and are now active members of Southern Oregon Film and Media and the Oregon Independent Film Community, and have founded a production company, ROW 211 Films, along with Angelica and their good friend, Daniel Rester.

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Director Statement

"I Never Can" is the first of three short films that comprise the "I Never" Trilogy; a series of modern, Westernized retellings of Japanese horror stories as recounted by folklorist Lafcadio Hearn. The films follow the story of Matt, a troubled young man unable to escape the demons of his past. In this first film, inspired by Hearn's "The Reconciliation," Matt tries to sneak out on his girlfriend, Jenny; but is unprepared for just what's in store for him when he returns home.