Kat Candler's Hellion starring Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis and Josh Wiggins Headlines Lineup
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Arts+Labor, an Austin-based creative content community, announced that two of its co-productions have been selected to compete at the prestigious 2014 Sundance Film Festival including:
Hellion, directed by Kat Candler, US Dramatic Competition Starring Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis and Josh Wiggins, this indie feature focuses on a working class family in a small refinery town on the Texas coast.
No No: A Dockumentary, directed by Jeffrey Radice, US Documentary Competition The Pittsburgh Pirates' Dock Ellis legendarily claimed to have pitched his 1970 no-hitter while high on LSD. Radice's film uses this as a starting point to examine the late pitcher's controversial life and career.
This follows the 2013 Sundance premiere of Arts+Labor co-production Black Metal, a short film directed by Kat Candler. Arts+Labor also contributed funding to Yen Tan's Pit Stop, which received glowing reviews following its 2013 Sundance premiere, and last week was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award, which is presented by the Independent Spirit Awards to the best feature with a budget of less than $500,000.
Arts+Labor's Alan Berg said, "We know how much work went into each of these films and are proud that our efforts have been recognized by one of the most prestigious festivals in the world." Hellion director Kat Candler added, "We have a very collaborative spirit at Arts+Labor, and it's a great incubator where creatives can bring their stories to life."
2013 Arts+Labor Film Highlights
-- Black Metal, an Arts+Labor co-production directed by Kat Candler, premieres at Sundance -- Pit Stop, directed by Yen Tan and partially funded by Arts+Labor, premieres at Sundance
-- The Retrieval, an Arts+Labor co-production directed by Chris Eska, premieres at SXSW -- Good Night, an Arts+Labor co-production directed by Sean H.A. Gallagher, premieres at SXSW -- Hell No, an Arts+Labor co-production directed by Joe Nicolosi, premieres at SXSW -- The Retrieval lead actor Tishuan Scott wins SXSW Acting Award.
-- Commissioned by Austin Film Society to produce a short film about the AFS Marchesa Theater project, and also comes aboard as a corporate sponsor -- Arts+Labor's Mac Blake named Funniest Man in Austin
-- Saturday Morning Massacre, an Arts+Labor co-production directed by Spencer Parsons, is digitally released with a limited theatrical run. Premiered and acquired at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival
-- The Jones Family Singers project, including the release of a 10-song album, featured in The Austin Chronicle -- The Retrieval wins the International Critics Award at Festival du Cinema American de Deauville -- Arts+Labor brings Dell and AMD sponsorship to Fantastic Fest, partners with Alamo Drafthouse to provide content during the festival
-- Hell No, an Arts+Labor co-production directed by Joe Nicolosi, makes its online premiere. The short has collected more than 5.8 million views -- Partners with Austin Film Society to create Texas Film Awards trailer -- Rat Pack Rat, an Arts+Labor co-production and short film directed by Todd Rohal, goes into production and is submitted to Sundance.
-- The Doug Sahm Documentary Project, an Arts+Labor co-production directed by Joe Nick Patoski, is announced at KUT's Views and Brews -- Arts+Labor sponsors Forever Fest, the first ever "Girlie Pop Culture" Festival -- Yen Tan's Pit Stop is nominated for the John Cassavetes Award, which is presented by the Independent Spirit Awards to the best feature with a budget of less than $500,000 -- Chris Eska's The Retrieval is nominated for Best Feature by the Austin Film Critics Association -- David Schulte's The Curse and the Symphony, an Arts+Labor co-production, is featured in The Austin Chronicle.
Arts+Labor (www.arts-and-labor.com) is a creative content community in Austin, Texas with 25 full-time employees and more than 50 collaborators. In addition to films, we create commercials, branded content, and websites. Clients include Lollapalooza, the ACL Festival, Fantastic Fest, Dell, AMD, The University of Texas, and the National Cooperative Grocer's Association. Our work won four 2013 Addy Awards, and McGarrah Jessee commissioned us to produce the Shiner Beer commercials that won Best of Show.
Over the past five years, Arts+Labor films have screened at the world's major festivals, including Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, The Los Angeles Film Festival, Festival du Cinema American de Deauville, Thessaloniki International Film Festival and The Woodstock Film Festival.
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