Los Angeles-based Hey Baby director Joris Debeij documents the untold story of Statford, a small agricultural town in California’s Central Valley where years of drought are threatening the livelihood of the community in the new short film “When a Town Runs Dry.” The short (8:15) documentary follows three Statford residents: A farmer who has had to sell land that his grandfather originally purchased, a high school football coach who grew up in the area during a very different time and a shopkeeper, an immigrant who loves his adopted town but is having difficulty making ends meet.
Luke Monaghan, director: "We shot most of the video in a small town just outside Vegas, did some pick-up's in actual Las Vegas and LA aswell. It was a proper team effort, not a great deal of money and we had a lot of locations to cover. Ben Kitchens did a great job with the cinematography, it's mostly natural and available light. We've worked that way a few times before together and he did a great job on my short film 'Baby Gangster' and a HBO documentary I'm working on.