Gently as We Go

Part one of the GENTLY Trilogy

Gently as We Go is the story of two young people facing the uncertainties of a young romance. After a day spent hiking, Sam Hardy and Natalie Mara return late to Natalie’s home for the first time in their relationship. Recognizing the possibility of intimacy, Sam and Natalie talk about their day spent in a remote landscape and hint at what might come next. While one of them is reaching, the other is letting go. Between them is the grace of a world that has already touched them. 


Gently as We Go is the premier production between director Megan MacDonald and writer Damon Falke. It is also the initial installment of a trilogy of short films that follow moments in the life of Sam Hardy, as he tries to reclaim those places and people whom he has lost.  

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Directed by 
Megan MacDonald

Story & Screenplay by
Damon Falke


Gently as We Go, directed by Megan MacDonald and written by Damon Falke is the first of a trilogy directed by MacDonald, a 2021 award winner at the Montreal Independent Film Festival. Though Falke and MacDonald knew of each other’s work a decade ago when she performed in Square Top Theatre’s production of Now at the Uncertain Hour, written by Falke and directed by Charlie Pepiton, they began their correspondence and collaboration in 2020. Falke is an American writer now living in Northern Norway. The film has been adapted for screen from Falke's stage play of the same title.

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