Dryland

Josh Knodel and his best friend Matt Miller helm JAWS, a tricked-out, welded up, baby blue farm combine-in-retirement in the annual farm Combine and demolition derby in Lind, Washington. This raucous and quirky barn-raising spectacle is not only great fun, it also helps build and support the struggling rural community. Family farming is in Josh’s genes, but his dream shatters when he learns the family farm can no longer support him due to advancing technology and increasingly severe climate. Filmed over a decade and set in the American West, DRYLAND traces a young man’s quest for victory in a rambunctious contest while battling to preserve a threatened way of life.

Genres: Northwest Filmmaker, Documentary