The Drought


An elderly Brooklyn native struggles with his daily routine as an umbrella street salesman during a summer drought.

Director/Writer: Kevin Slack
Producers: Nicole Scarano, Kevin Slack & Allison Vanore
Editor: Chip Whitley
Director of Photography: John Paul Clark
Production Designer: Jennifer Sacks
Music Composer: Rob Gokee
Sound Designer: Max Greene
Colorist: Katie Hinsen & John Paul Clark
Production Sound: Cory Allen & Michael Palmer
Assistant Director: Kim Schlechta
Gaffer: Ari Schaeffer
Additional Editor: Jesse Averna

Jonas: Edmund Lyndeck
Janet: Kathleen Hope Reilly
Marco: Ivan Goris

– “Lyndeck’s performance as Jonas is top-notch. He’s captivating when he speaks and even more so when he doesn’t” –
– “Beautifully shot, it’s a moving piece that tugs at the heartstrings” –
– “Kevin Slack‘s short film is a celebration of faith and tenderness that also happens to be gorgeously shot. It’s a short movie that quietly rises above a noisy fray –
– “It is beautifully shot, gorgeously moody, and has a perfectly understated and moving musical score” – Reviewbrain
– “Cinematographer John Paul Clark works closely with director Kevin Slack to create an absolutely beautiful film, shot with a warmth that conveys the dry, summer heat, but still feel comfortable and inviting” –

– Aired on PBS 4.29.2012 as the winner of Short Film of the Week

– Official Selection: Montclair Film Festival, Brooklyn Short Film Festival, Capital City Film Festival, Rose City Shorts Festival, Indie Gathering International Film Festival, Youtube Your Film Festival

– FInalist in Youtube’s Your Film Festival. Only 10 chosen out of 15,000 submissions
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