DETROPIA, I AM NOT A HIPSTER and 11 More Indie Films Receive Digital Debut via Sundance Institute's Artist Services
High School Record (Director and Screenwriter: Ben Wolfinsohn) - In Ben Wolfinsohn's semi-improvised 2005 "mock doc," four exceptionally awkward 17-year-olds struggle through their senior year as moments of humiliation and triumph are caught on tape in a documentary shot by fellow classmates at a performing arts high school. (2005 Sundance Film Festival)
I Am Not A Hipster (Director and Screenwriter: Destin Daniel Cretton) - Featuring music by indie electronic band, Canines, and a break-out performance by Dominic Bogart (Flash Forward), Cretton's music-focused drama premiered at sold-out screenings at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. (2011 and 2012 Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute Grant, 2012 Sundance Film Festival)
Primer (Director and Screenwriter: Shane Carruth) - Shane Carruth's cult classic won the Grand Jury Prize and Alfred P. Sloan Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Timed to the premiere of the director's much-anticipated follow-up film, Upstream Color, at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. (2004 Sundance Film Festival)
Pursuit of Loneliness (Director and Screenwriter: Laurence Thrush) - Award-winning director Laurence Thrush's (Left Handed) 2012 Sundance Film Festival premiere stars a cast of non-professional actors depicted in their own workplace roles. (2012 Sundance Film Festival)
The Slaughter Rule (Directors: Alex Smith and Andrew Smith) - David Morse (Treme) and Ryan Gosling (Drive) star in Alex and Andrew Smith's feature writing-directorial debut about a fatherless high-school quarterback. Nominated for the Independent Spirit Awards' John Cassavetes Award.. (2002 Sundance Film Festival)
Stingray Sam (Director and screenwriter: Cory McAbee) - Cory McAbee's 2009 follow up to The American Astronaut features writer-director McAbee as Stingray Sam and "Crugie" as The Quasar Kid, two space convicts in a series of episodic adventures narrated by David Hyde Pierce (Frasier). (2009 Sundance Film Festival)
to.get.her (Director and screenwriter: Erica Dunton) - Five teenage girls with a shared secret get together for a weekend of "no consequences" in this 2011 Sundance Film Festival premiere that won the Best of NEXT <=> Audience Award. Actress-model Jazzy De Lisser stars in a "mystery" written and directed by Erica Dunton (The 27 Club). (2011 Sundance Film Festival)
Wave Twisters (Directors: Eric Henry and Syd Garon) - Animators Syd Garon (Superheroes, Last Call at the Oasis) and Eric Henry's "turntablism-based musical" won the 2001 Midnight Films Audience Award at the 2001 SXSW Film Festival. Scripted to a recording by "scratch" artist DJ Qbert, Wave Twisters follows a group of heroes traveling through inner-space on a quest to save the lost art of Hip Hop. (2001 Sundance Film Festival)
We're Not Broke (Directors: Karin Hayes and Victoria Bruce) - A timely exposé on how the government has allowed U.S. corporations to avoid paying taxes, and the growing wave of discontent that is has fostered. A 2012 Sundance Film Festival premiere from the filmmakers of The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt. (2012 Sundance Film Festival)
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