You never know what can happen, and when Christopher Jason Bell, a former contributor to The Playlist, threw himself into making his latest feature, “The Winds That Scatter,” it was hard to know what to expect. Indie filmmaking is difficult endeavor, but for Bell, work on the movie didn’t just end when the cameras stopped rolling. The writer/director has spent months and months getting his movie in front of anyone who would pay attention, and the dividends are starting to pay off. Earlier this year, his picture took the Best International No Budget Film Award at the Korea Indie And Expat Film Festival, and the film has started to earn buzz in indie circles. And today, we’re proud to present a 24-hour only exclusive presentation of the entire film, on Vimeo, for free.
The film — written, directed, produced, and edited by Bell — stars Ahmad Chahrour and Mohammad Dagman, and tells the story of Ahmad, an immigrant from Syria, who dreams of starting his own taxi service. When he loses his job at a gas station, his optimistic attempt to navigate the current American economic climate is soon replaced with hopelessness, taking a toll on his relationships, faith, and sense of self.
Check out the full movie below and more info, hit the official Facebook page.