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Dryland

A coming-of-age tale set in the American West, told with intelligence, heart, and axle grease.

Overview

Genre
Culture, Human Interest, Sports, and Contemporary Issues
Synopsis

Over a decade, Dryland traces two childhood best friends’ quest for victory in a rambunctious, quirky contest, while pursuing their passion for farming. Repurposed wheat harvesters wage steel-shearing battle in the Lind Combine Demolition Derby, bolstering the town through dry years and economic uncertainty. As Josh leads JAWS into victory, he’s defeated in his lifelong bid to preserve the family’s legacy, and must leave home to find work. In this arid, amber land, place forges identity and labor fuels dreams. Can the optimism, tenacity, and ingenuity required to farm—and to derby—bring Josh home? In a visceral duet of work and play, Dryland offers a coming-of-age tale with intelligence, heart, and axle grease.

Stage
finished
Running time
61 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Hare in the Gate Productions, LLC
Country
United States
Years of Production
10
Locations
Eastern Washington state

Distribution Details

Release year
2014
Language
English

Photos

  dryland poster master - 8x12_thumb

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