In Colombian director and School of Visual Arts (NYC) alum Samir Oliveros’ feature film debut, Bad Lucky Goat (aka When The Well Runs Dry), two teen siblings embark on a journey of reconciliation after accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father’s truck. They must find a way to repair the truck in time to pick up the tourists that will be staying at their family’s hotel. Along the way, as they struggle to find the means necessary to conceal the accident, the siblings visit a butcher, rastafari drum makers, pawn shops, car mechanics and even a witch doctor, in a 24-hour adventure around Port Paradise.
Bad Lucky Goat was filmed on location in Old Providence, a small island in the Colombian Caribbean. Due to its remote location, the island has remained intact to major development, making it the perfect place to shoot the film. On the island, things are rusty, outdated and seem to be stuck in a time warp – factors the filmmakers use to their advantage in helping to give the film its unique look, as well as sound, with a score composed exclusively by musicians from the island. Traditional genres from the region include: reggae, calypso, soca and mento.
In addition, inspired by the look of 1970’s Jamaican films like The Harder They Come (1972), the majority of the film was shot simply, using natural light and a handheld camera.
Funded primarily via a successful $60,000 crowdfunding campaign (Kickstarter), Bad Lucky Goat stars Honlenny Huffington, Kiara Howard, Michel Robinson, Ambrosio Huffington, Jean Bush, and Jesse Howard.
Andres Gomez D is producer; Executive producers are Ikram Zayed, Walid Zayed, Nico Hirschfeld, Beatriz Zobel and Gabriel Oliveros.
Acquired by indie distribution house Film Movement, the film opened theatrically in the US this weekend, in a limited release, kicking off in Chicago, IL, with playdates set through mid-November. See listings below:
10/13: Facets – Chicago – IL
10/13: Harkins Valley Art – Tempe AZ
10/13: Cinema Paradiso – Ft Lauderdale FL
11/3-6: The Kiggins – Vancouver WA
11/10: Mayfair Theatre – Ottawa ON
11/10-12: Tallahassee Film Soc – FL
11/10: Zoetropolis – Lancaster PA
11/16: The Screen – Santa Fe NM
11/16-17: Cleveland Cinematheque – OH
Shadow and Act has been granted an exclusive clip from the film, which is below, followed by its full trailer and poster:
Below are the trailer and poster: