there's no moving on...
At around 17 minutes in length, I Never Will delves deeper into the events that led to Jenny's demise and continues Matt's story as he pursues a new relationship with a woman named Kim. Things seem to be going better for Matt, until an invitation to travel to Los Angeles for an audition leaves his new girlfriend all alone in the house where Jenny died. Loosely based on the classic Lafcadio Hearn story "Of A Promise Broken," this film can be viewed without having seen its prequel, though viewing I Never Can first will give the viewer more insight and background regarding the characters and premise.
About this film
Fascinated by Lafcadio Hearn's haunting telling of the ghost story "Of A Promise Broken," Mig Windows (writer/director/"Jenny") saw an opportunity to adapt a script that fit into the same cinematic universe as I Never Can, writing the role of Kim, the film's protagonist, with actress Aleah Zimmer in mind. Zimmer agreed to the role, and principal photography was completed in Talent, Oregon, over the course of three days in late April of 2015. Additional scenes filmed over the next several months while ROW 211 worked on the third film in the trilogy, I Never Did. While I Never Can's process had been quick and easy, I Never Will's was much more involved. Rory Owens (Co-Director/Editor/Videographer) worked extensively on complicated post-production aspects, including color grading, bringing in Beau Ferchaud for additional sound mixing and foley work.
After over two years of post production, the short film has finally been released on Vimeo. A rough cut of the film was screened at the 2016 Killer Valley Horror Film Festival, alongside Brad Douglas' feature film Besetment starring Marlyn Mason. After its screening at Killer Valley, I Never Will received a score by composer Martin Bianchini.
I Never Did, the third and final film, will be released soon. Be sure to check back on this page, as well as ROW 211 and the I Never Trilogy's Facebook pages for more updates.
more about I Never Will...
My favorite other filmed version of this story by director Christian Walker
Mig Windows' Short Story Version of "I Never Will" (Coming Soon)