there's no turning back time...
At just under 8 minutes, I Never Can sets the groundwork for the trilogy and introduces us to the primary characters. There's our narrator, Matt, a young man with fidelity problems. There's Jenny, his unhappy, Japanophile girlfriend, and finally their concerned friend/neighbor, Sean. Loosely based on the ghost story "The Reconciliation," this film tells the tragic but terrifying story of what happens when you do the wrong thing and are too late to apologize.
About this film
Mig Windows (writer/director/"Jenny") was a student at Southern Oregon University with a penchant for adapting folk tales, having previously adapted Grimm's Fairy Tales into a modern-day radio series called "The White Knight Diaries." After having read "The Reconciliation" in high school for a class project, the story had always stuck with her and she'd been looking for an opportunity to adapt it. The opportunity arose when a student film she had been cast in cancelled its shoot, leaving her and her would-be co-star Jon Cates ("Matt") with some free time in their schedules. Windows quickly wrote a short script for the occasion. Collaborating with local videographer Rory Owens, they shot the film at his apartment in Talent, Oregon, completing principal photography in just one day.
The first cut of the film was released two months later, to positive feedback from peers and internet viewers. Windows & Owens decided to create two other short films afterwards to continue the story.
Festivals & Screenings
Southern Oregon University Student Film Festival, Ashland OR
Killer Valley Horror Film Festival, Ashland OR
Klamath Independent Film Festival, Klamath Falls OR
Silver Dollar Film Festival (Online)
AxWound Film Festival, Brattleboro VT