Written and directed by Kevin Slack, it’s a sweet tale of an elderly Brooklyn native that struggles with his daily routine as an umbrella street salesman during a summer heatwave.
Beautifully shot, it’s a moving piece that tugs at the heartstrings. Scroll down the page to see for yourself.
Reviews & Festivals
4.5 out of 5 Stars – FilmThreat.com
– Official Selection: 2012 Capital City Film Festival
– Official Selection: 2012 Montclair Film Festival
– Official Selection: 2012 Rose City Shorts Festival
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
Jonas: Edmund Lyndeck
Janet: Kathleen Hope Reilly
Marco: Ivan Goris
The Drought is a finalist in an online competition for Reel13. The film with the most votes by Wednesday will air on PBS this Saturday before the classic film The Great Train Robbery! If you enjoyed the short and think it should win, please take just five seconds to follow the link below and click “VOTE FOR THIS SHORT FILM” under “The Drought” (the middle one). That’s all you have to do.