Dale Dickey and Wes Studi Craft An Inspired “Love Song” In Colorado

Colorado set feature is directed by Max Walker-Silverman.


A Love Song, a Southwest Colorado set tale about a widow (Dale Dickey) who is waiting for a childhood friend (Wes Studi) at a campsite, marks Max Walker-Silverman’s feature film debut. It’s a quiet film with a surprising level of emotional power, and I hope both Dickey and Studi receive awards consideration this season. My video interview with Dickey and Studi is below.

Wes Studi and Dale Dickey in A LOVE SONG. Courtesy of Bleecker Street Media © 2022

Taking a chance on director Max Walker-Silverman was not a big leap for Dale Dickey. “I watched his two short films and I could tell from talking to him on Zoom and reading his script and watching his work that he had a really special gift,” said Dickey, whose credits include Winter’s Bone and Hell or High Water. “And it was an opportunity that I had not been given before. So I jumped at it.”

My review of A Love Song starts at the 71:59 mark of the Find Your Film Podcast:

Both Dickey and Wes Studi felt like absolute naturals around the environment, so this idiotic city slicker as the thesps about their knowledge of the Colorado terrain.

“I actually live to the south of Colorado,” said Studi. “Around Santa Fe. The terrain, while it’s a bit different, it’s pretty much the same as well. The idea of the story itself is what drew me into the whole thing. It’s a different kind of role, to say the least, than what I’ve done throughout my career. While it’s a supporting role, it’s also a little more involved than other roles I’ve done in my life.”

A Love Song is now playing in select theaters. Go to Bleecker Street’s official site for details.