It seems fitting that after Britain’s dry winter and approaching mini-heatwave we bring you ‘The Drought’ as our latest Short Film Showcase.

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 –
– 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 film’s website:
Director Website:


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.

About The Author

Editor of films and videos as well as of this site. On top of his passion for film, he also has a great love for music and his family.

One Response

  1. Joe

    Wow…. I am happy about this.
    Saw the movie and really appreciate the way it is made (and the way it ends)
    It is movies like these that shows the value of respecting old age.


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