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Exclusive: Trailer For Christopher Bell's Feature Length Directorial Debut 'The Winds That Scatter'

by Kevin Jagernauth
August 13, 2013 1:09 PM
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Full disclosure: Christopher Bell is a former contributor to The Playlist, so yes, we're promoting the work of someone on the site. But you know what? We're more than happy to, especially when it looks this compelling. Those of us around The Playlist water cooler kinda of knew Chris was working on something—and he has numerous shorts under his belt already—but we had no idea that "The Winds That Scatter" would look anything like this.

We're happy to exclusively unveil the first trailer for the film, which seems to meet somewhere at the crossroads of Ramin Bahrani and the Dardennes. A close collaboration between Bell, his director photography Paul Taylor, and actors Ahmad Chahrour and Mohammad Dagman, the story follows Ahmad, an immigrant from Syria, who dreams of starting his own taxi service. When he loses his job at a gas station, his optimistic attempts to navigate through the current American economic climate are met with harsh reality, taking a toll on his relationships, faith, and sense of self.

This one definitely looks promising, so keep an eye out on the 2014 festival circuit for "The Winds That Scatter." For more info click here.

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  • paul mauled | May 8, 2014 9:03 AMReply

    Psyched to watch this.

  • McRaj | August 14, 2013 6:03 AMReply

    He has THREE names, so you know he's good.

  • alan | August 13, 2013 5:21 PMReply

    holy fuckin' hell does this look hilarious.

  • Karl | August 13, 2013 2:11 PMReply

    I'm actually surprised by how good this looks. Great job Chris. Will add this to my must see pile for 2014.

  • bob | August 13, 2013 1:52 PMReply

    according to him pines is the worst movie of the year so i'm sorry but bell you are a shit

  • bob | August 13, 2013 4:49 PM

    the film looks really good i agree he's still a shit however

  • Doug Croy | August 13, 2013 4:27 PM

    According to me , this film looks great. And 10x better than Pines?

  • cory everett | August 13, 2013 2:32 PM

    That's actually the primary reason I am interested in his film.

  • Katie Walsh | August 13, 2013 2:03 PM

    I can't imagine liking anything as much as you apparently like The Place Beyond The Pines.

  • R | August 13, 2013 1:18 PMReply

    This looks great, love the tone of it.

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