The Film

Creating a visual palette of imagery inspired by Steinbeck’s rich descriptors with a modern eye, the film make great use use of natural light and the gorgeous colors and light of Monterey Bay sunsets and sunrises. A balance of the stunning natural beauty of the film’s locations and the focus on details of the character’s lives while employing stunning use of Steadicam and creative movements.

Distribution will first focus on festival screenings to gain recognition and audience awareness and will then shift to online through VOD and streaming services such as Vimeo-On-Demand and IFC and Magnolia on Demand.

Director Derek Dockendorf is making his first foray into full length features with a background in shorts, commercial and documentary work. Regarded for his award winning visual style in the corporate and documentary world while running his production company located in Santa Cruz, his passion and enthusiasm for the area and story gives him a unique offering to between Sea and Valley.

A girl, a gangbanger and a veteran who grew up in a small town, come together after the death of a mutual friend. Within their unique circumstances, they struggle to make sense of their realities and try to connect with one another in their grief.

“Between Sea and Valley” began its journey back in 2011. It started out as a simple thought Taylour had; “If John Steinbeck were alive today, who and what would he be writing about in our community?” That idea soon became a short screenplay and then developed into a feature.

This is the teaser trailer that we shot in anticipation of full production, to give everyone the look and feel of the film. We are looking at additional financing to start production soon. If you’d like to help or know someone that would be interested please contact us.

Help make “Between Sea and Valley” a success! Like our page, keep track of our progress and message us if you think there is someway you can help! Making a film is a collaborative process and we would love your input.

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