Dean’s Well

Synopsis

A brother and sister become trapped in an endless desert and are forced to confront their past to survive.

Review

4/5
A mystery thriller about an awry car journey.
Written and directed by Micah Williams Kelly, ‘Dean’s Well’ is a short thriller film that explores the relationship between a brother and sister. Starring Lexi Johnson as Gemma, with Nicholas Scott as Dean, the film delves into their delicate siblinghood as they unexpectedly find themselves off-the-beaten track. The short is a suspense led mystery drama with an unexpected twist to the narrative.

The 19-minute film opens with Gemma and Dean waking up in their car. Vast isolated desert surrounds them as they attempt to figure out how they got there. Startled by a mysterious presence and a curious well, the puzzle they find themselves in is slowly unraveled by recent flashbacks. A shocking twist to the narrative will leave viewers on edge. A gripping watch from start-to-finish.

Deans Well Short Film
Micah Williams Kelly has created a captivating short that highlights the volatility in sibling relationships. Without giving away the narrative twist, the film touches on the power of our subconsciousness – intertwining with reality and fiction. Lexi Johnson and Nicholas Scott deliver exceptional performances from the offset – heightened by their enthralling screen chemistry. Cinematography (Jon Jon Augustavo) is awe-inspiring – showcasing spectacular widescreen landscapes of the remote wilderness. Sound and post-production are equally commendable. High suspense will keep viewers engaged from the get-go. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Micah Williams Kelly
Writer(s): Micah Williams Kelly
Cast: Lexi Johnson, Nicholas Scott
Producer(s): Micah Williams Kelly, Nicholas Scott
Director of Photography: Jon Jon Augustavo
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
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Specifications

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Subjects: Coming-of-age, Family, Female Empowerment, Isolation, Love, Nature, Paranormal, Regret, Siblings, Survival
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2016
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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Micah Williams Kelly
Writer(s): Micah Williams Kelly
Cast: Lexi Johnson, Nicholas Scott
Producer(s): Micah Williams Kelly, Nicholas Scott
Director of Photography: Jon Jon Augustavo
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Subjects: Coming-of-age, Family, Female Empowerment, Isolation, Love, Nature, Paranormal, Regret, Siblings, Survival
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2016

Recommended

Dean’s Well

Synopsis

A brother and sister become trapped in an endless desert and are forced to confront their past to survive.

Review

A mystery thriller about an awry car journey.

4/5
Written and directed by Micah Williams Kelly, ‘Dean’s Well’ is a short thriller film that explores the relationship between a brother and sister. Starring Lexi Johnson as Gemma, with Nicholas Scott as Dean, the film delves into their delicate siblinghood as they unexpectedly find themselves off-the-beaten track. The short is a suspense led mystery drama with an unexpected twist to the narrative.

The 19-minute film opens with Gemma and Dean waking up in their car. Vast isolated desert surrounds them as they attempt to figure out how they got there. Startled by a mysterious presence and a curious well, the puzzle they find themselves in is slowly unraveled by recent flashbacks. A shocking twist to the narrative will leave viewers on edge. A gripping watch from start-to-finish.

Deans Well Short Film
Micah Williams Kelly has created a captivating short that highlights the volatility in sibling relationships. Without giving away the narrative twist, the film touches on the power of our subconsciousness – intertwining with reality and fiction. Lexi Johnson and Nicholas Scott deliver exceptional performances from the offset – heightened by their enthralling screen chemistry. Cinematography (Jon Jon Augustavo) is awe-inspiring – showcasing spectacular widescreen landscapes of the remote wilderness. Sound and post-production are equally commendable. High suspense will keep viewers engaged from the get-go. Highly recommended.

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