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  • A down on his luck small time drug dealer (Jeff Pennington) returns to his hometown to deliver the biggest deal of his life. But when his double-crossing partner (Clayne Crawford) leaves him empty handed, his search for the truth soon leads to a labyrinth of strange paranormal events.



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  • Shifting between dream states and reality, While We Were follows three strangers as they are drawn together to a rural town where they encounter apparitions and other strange happenings surrounding a botched drug deal that inextricably link their fate. A down on his luck small time drug dealer (Jeff Pennington) finds himself on the run after returning to his hometown for the biggest deal of his life with the hope of being reunited with his daughter. When his double-crossing partner leaves him empty handed and his life on the line he seeks shelter at his parent's house in the country. There he discovers the ghost of his dead father (James Anthony) as foretold by his recurring dream. Hitchhiking her way south in search of a new life, a young tourist (Kate Hankin) meets several characters that appear to her at first in her dreams. Among them, a charming outlaw (Clayne Crawford) whose dark secrets are revealed when he agrees to help her find a lake she envisions. After the disappearance of his son, a hopeless drifter living off the land (Wolfgang Nelson) is led by a series of unexplainable events back to the life he left behind. This supernatural crime thriller stars Clayne Crawford (Spectral, The Perfect Host, The Donner Party, The Great Raid and TV series 24, Leverage, Justified, Rectify) alongside James Anthony, Kate Hankin, Jeff Pennington and Wolfgang Nelson. Featuring music by Matt Dixson, Andrew Joslyn.

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