Nowheresville Presents: To Be Honest

The first part in a short film series about small town life.

A man finds himself driven to the brink of insanity after inexplicably losing his only friend. When another lonely soul tries to connect, he is drawn into the deranged inner psyche of small town America.

BASED ON TRUE EVENTS.

  • D. Forest Gamble
    Director
  • D. Forest Gamble
    Writer
  • Isaiah Withers
    Writer
  • D. Forest Gamble
    Producer
  • D. Forest Gamble
    Editor
  • D. Forest Gamble
    Cinematography
  • Makennah Bristow
    Lighting
  • Elijah Brown
    Music
  • Alex Frank
    Sound Design
  • Isaiah Withers
    Key Cast
    "Izz"
  • Makennah Bristow
    Key Cast
    "Yolanda"
  • Khari Hall
    Key Cast
    "K"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student, Television, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Horror, Drama
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 29, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    30 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - D. Forest Gamble

D. Forest Gamble makes fiction films (lies) / documentary (truth)/ food (reality)/ animation (alt-reality)/ dreams (more lies). Most of his film education stemmed from the trial and error process of making short films with friends and family. He currently attends the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

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Director Statement

My film partner Isaiah Withers and I are all too aware of the quirks and terrors inherent in small town life. Growing up in a rural Southern community, we both felt trapped in a town that didn't want people like us.

To Be Honest was born from this disillusionment. In crafting the story, we reenacted various strange events that happened in Isaiah's life. To heighten the bizarre nature of these incidents, I drew additional inspiration from disturbing trends I noticed among small town social media users.

About 70% of the film is based on reality while 30% is my added embellishment of surrealism.