Crude Oil

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    Crude Oil

    Directed by

    USA

    2019

    15 min

    • English

    Drama

    At its heart, CRUDE OIL is about a young woman named Jenny who is growing out of, and breaking free from, an overbearing friendship with her longtime friend Lynn and learning to recognize and assert her own talents, feelings and desires. CRUDE OIL mashes up the ways in which intense and deep-seated feelings manifest themselves in our unconscious life with the ways in which they can erupt in, and at times bulldoze, our waking life.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Josh Fadem
    Tipper Newton
    Andreina Byrne
    Screenplay
    Christopher Good
    Cinematography
    Jeremy Osbern
    Music
    Matt Hill

    Director's Statement

    CRUDE OIL’s about pulling away from someone you might be too close with and discovering how much of you gets left behind as a result. I wanted to combine aggressive, unconventional filmmaking with universal emotions and decidedly normal (“normal”?), non-quirky characters- the sort of people I might have grown up with in suburban Kansas, but viewed through a hyper-stylized lens. To me it’s not arbitrary, though- the filmmaking is firmly informed by the outsized emotions percolating in a relationship like Jenny’s and Lynn’s. I was able to make this film with a few of my closest friends over a year of intermittent shooting. We’re really pleased with the results and look forward to sharing it with the world.

    Production
    ANDREINA BYRNE
    Christopher Good

    Christopher Good

    USA

    Christopher Good wrote and directed the 2017 short film BRAD CUTS LOOSE which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival and online as a Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere. He has directed music videos for Mitski, Kevin Morby, Waxahatchee, Joyce Manor and many more.