The Dry Land

The Dry Land

Director: Ryan Piers Williams Cast: America Ferrera, Melissa Leo, Ryan O'Nan

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A soldier comes home from the war but can't find peace in his heart and mind in this independent drama. James (Ryan O'Nan) returns to his hometown in Texas after serving a long hitch in Iraq, and is warmly welcomed by his wife, Sara (America Ferrera), and best friend, Michael (Jason Ritter). However, his homecoming party is awkward and it's clear James is not the same as he was before he left. Sara's father, David (Benito Martinez), arranges for James to get a job working beside Michael at a meat processing plant, but when an argument with a co-worker turn violent, James' life goes into a tailspin and Sara leaves him. James still hasn't come to terms with his experiences in Iraq, and a reunion with one of his Army buddies, Raymond (Wilmer Valderrama), convinces him he needs to make contact with Henry (Diego Klattenhoff), a fellow soldier who was part of an incident that scarred them both. The Dry Land was the first feature film from writer and director Ryan Piers Williams, and received its world premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2010
UPC: 0812034011354
Original Release: 2010
Rating: R
Source: Maya Home Ent
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:32:00

Special Features

Commentary with Ryan Piers Williams and American Ferrera; Theatrical trailer; Resources for care

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
America Ferrera Sara
Melissa Leo Martha
Ryan O'Nan James
Jason Ritter Michael
Wilmer Valderrama Raymond
Benito Martinez David
Diego Klattenhoff Henry
June Diane Raphael Susie
Ana Claudia Talancón Adriana
Ethan Suplee Jack
Barry "Shabaka" Henley Col. Stephen Evans
Starwind Clive
Kate Schroeder Kathy
Jeremiah Bitsui Luis
Candice Costello Veronica
Zion Sandoval Ian
Evan Jones Joe
David Smith Bill
Misty Upham Gloria the Receptionist
Destiny Alvarez Raymond's Daughter
Ybarra Reyes Raymond's Son
Fredrick Lopez Store Clerk
Therese Olson Sasha
Jenny Gabrielle Tina
Esodie Geiger Nurse
Russell Friedenberg Dr. Stephenson
Kiira Arai Cindy
Sasha Spielberg Sally the Checkout Girl
Ty Mitchell Teddy
Donovan Thomas Don
Arron Shiver Police Officer #1
Johnnie Hector Police Officer #2

Technical Credits
Ryan Piers Williams Director,Screenwriter
Nicole Abellera Casting
Sergio Aguero Executive Producer
April Kimble Musical Direction/Supervision
David Baca Production Designer
Nikki Barbanell Associate Producer
Jason Michael Berman Co-producer
Brinton Bryan Asst. Director
Jerry Carnivale Costumes/Costume Designer
Moctesuma Esparza Executive Producer
America Ferrera Executive Producer
Sabine Hoffman Editor
Lindsay Hovel Associate Producer
Margo Johnston Co-producer
Gavin Kelly Cinematographer
Berman Margo Co-producer
Mark G. Mathis Co-producer
Jeanne McCarthy Casting
Laura Mehlhaff Associate Producer
Dean Parks Score Composer
Heather Rae Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dry Land
1. Chapter 1 [5:38]
2. Chapter 2 [5:41]
3. Chapter 3 [5:05]
4. Chapter 4 [4:48]
5. Chapter 5 [4:21]
6. Chapter 6 [4:34]
7. Chapter 7 [4:58]
8. Chapter 8 [5:45]
9. Chapter 9 [7:01]
10. Chapter 10 [5:40]
11. Chapter 11 [3:49]
12. Chapter 12 [8:31]
13. Chapter 13 [7:59]
14. Chapter 14 [4:59]
15. Chapter 15 [6:28]
16. Chapter 16 [7:02]

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