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Into the Rain

In a flooded dystopian future where food is scarce, a young leader must decide whether to send her brother on a perilous search for food.

  • Layne Inselman
  • Layne Inselman
  • Betty Jeune
    Key Cast
  • Nikki Lee
  • Carolina Garrigo
    Director of Photography
  • Zarmala Gilani
    Production Designer
  • Janeen Talbott
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Sci-Fi, Dystopian
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2016
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Revolution Film Festival
    Lakeland, Florida
    United States
    April 1, 2017
    Best Sound Design, Best Actress (Betty Jeune), Best 6-Minute Short
  • Hollywood Florida Film Festival
    Hollywood, Florida
    United States
    February 11, 2017
  • Clean Shorts Film Festival
    Choctaw, Oklahoma
    United States
    March 31, 2017
  • Twister Alley Film Festival
    Woodward, OK
    United States
    April 29, 2017
  • Flamingo Film Festival
    Davie, FL
    United States
    April 29, 2017
    Best Narrative, Best Overall (Nominated)
Director Biography - Layne Inselman

Layne’s rural Oklahoma upbringing led to an interest in environmental issues and their solutions. His favorite films often revolve around similar explorations into Mother Nature and Her immense power and vulnerabilities. He is also a trained dancer and choreographer in a variety of styles, and loves the physical interpretation of story and emotion through movement. He's currently working toward his MFA in Film Production at FSU's College of Motion Picture Arts.

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Director Statement

On a recent visit home to eastern Oklahoma, I was trapped in my parents’ house for two days when it rained nearly 20 inches in 24 hours. The nearby river flooded and there was no access to a main road. Every person along our local road, whomever they were or whatever they needed to do, were equalized by the rain. We were all collectively stranded and had to find a way to make due until the situation was ameliorated. We had hope that the waters would recede, and that our circumstance was only temporary. This event inspired me to write and tell this story about hope, fear, and belief in a better future.