DIFF Sees Premiere of This World Will not Break, Shot in Dallas
This previous Saturday, This World Gained’t Break had its world premiere on the Dallas Worldwide Movie Pageant. The movie, directed by Josh David Jordan, is a modern-day musical that tells the story of Wes Milligan (Greg Schroeder), a Texas troubadour who fails to search out success as a musician.
Sooner or later, at age 40, Wes wakes up with the conclusion that the door is shortly closing on the chance to make a reputation for himself within the music business. With This World Gained’t Break, Jordan needed to inform a narrative that’s not typically advised in regards to the enterprise however in all probability all of the extra relatable due to it.
“There are such a lot of films we see the place somebody’s a no person, however then they make it actually massive and play this massive area,” Jordan says. “Or the alternative the place we see the previous man, who was a star, and now he’s had his fall from grace. And my complete factor was, ‘How in regards to the story in regards to the man who by no means makes it massive?’”
This World Gained’t Break was filmed principally in Dallas, with some elements shot exterior of Italy, Texas. The movie’s forged and crew are fully composed of Dallas natives and residents, with notable appearances by actor Justin Locklear, 1310 The Ticket’s George Dunham and The Polyphonic Spree.
Jordan believes Dallas is a good launching pad for artists who need to start their profession in artwork, music or movie.
“You possibly can actually get your shit collectively right here,” Jordan says. ”Lots of people go off to New York, go off to LA, and even Austin with out having lots below their belts. You possibly can stay right here and have your tribe, and possibly garner some consideration from individuals in these different locations.”
After years of working in Dallas and supporting venues, eating places and fellow creatives, Jordan and crew had been in a position to purchase donations that included set area, costumes and gear. The ultimate value of creating This World Gained’t Break got here to an estimated complete of $36,000.
“We went into this movie with no set finances,” Jordan recollects. “It was a little bit of a problem to get to the place we needed, however utilizing your time properly and constructing the fitting relationships, you can also make a much bigger finances.”
This World Gained’t Break could have two extra DIFF screenings: three p.m. Tuesday at Studio Film Grill, 11170 N. Central Expressway, and once more at 10:15 p.m. Thursday at Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre, 3699 McKinney Ave.