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Open Country

Up the hill, away from the coast, Alfie's anger simmers at his cousin Rody; his mum's physical health slowly deteriorating but Rody seemingly distant and unreachable. Months later, Rachel gone, the grieving cousins tentatively reconnect.

  • Jonny Dry
  • Jonny Dry
  • Jonny Dry
  • Jamie Robson
    Key Cast
  • Jowan Jacobs
    Key Cast
  • Jenny Beare
    Key Cast
  • Jack Brownridge-Kelly
    Key Cast
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    13 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Jonny Dry

Jonny is immensely passionate about regional voice in film and stimulating social change through cinema. He is currently releasing directorial work for both Exeter Pheonix and BFI NETWORK; ‘Open Country’ which he wrote, directed and produced; and ‘Mackling’ written by Callum Mitchell and produced by Ella Turner and supported by Denzil Monk of Bosena. His previous projects include ‘Tom’s Dream’, currently touring Cornwall through Hall for Cornwall’s ‘Behind the Postcard’ programme; experimental documentary ‘Small Groups Through Time’; and ‘An Tarow’, released on BBC iPlayer and widely recognised at the BAFTA Cymru qualifying Carmarthen Bay, as well as Cornwall, Little Wing and Two Short Nights, including a win for Best Director. Alongside all this he is a workshop practitioner and educator leading courses in colleges and community groups that allow children and adults to explore their own creative voice.

As an assistant director in his recent credits include BAFTA winning director Mark Jenkin’s ‘Enys Men’; Jamie Adams’ improvised feature ‘She Is Love’; various funded shorts with BFI NETWORK, Directors UK, and the Challenge Alexa Film Fund; and the Minack and Ha-Hum-Ah’s theatre production of Carl Grose’s dark comedy ‘Superstition Mountain’ and John Nicholson’s ‘The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary’.

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