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2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule

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Thursday, October 23
 

9:30pm

The Kings Surrender
(Germany) RT:104min
Writer/Director: Philipp Leinemann
Cast: Ronald Zehrfeld, Frederick Lau, Thomas Thieme

When a police operation goes tragically wrong in a tough neighborhood in Germany, an innocent teenager is made the scapegoat. The Kings Surrender tracks layer after layer of corruption, violence, and revenge between police officers, teenage gangs, and everyone else who gets caught in the crossfire. In a race against time, everybody chases everybody else in order to save their friends, their home and, most importantly, themselves.

In Attendance: Philipp Worm (producer)

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Filmmakers
PW

Philipp Worm

producer, The Kings Surrender

Sponsors

Thursday October 23, 2014 9:30pm - 11:20pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

9:45pm

Terrible Love
(USA) RT:93min

Writer: Christopher Thomas, Luke Helmer (both in attendance)

Director: Christopher Thomas (in attendance)

Cast: Rufus Burns (in attendance), Kevin Lambert

A bittersweet autopsy of mental illness and lost love, Terrible Love tells the story of Rufus, a wounded veteran returning home from Iraq with post-traumatic stress disorder, and his devoted wife Amy. They promised themselves never to leave each other, but that promise is put to the ultimate test when Rufus’ PTSD becomes violent.  Terrible Love dives head first into the heart-breaking effects of PTSD, the relationships it hurts, and the lives it threatens.

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Filmmakers
avatar for Christopher Thomas

Christopher Thomas

Director, Terrible Love
"There's more to life than cheek bones." - Kate Winslet
LH

Luke Helmer

Helmsman Studios LLC
Co-Writer/Producer of "Terrible Love". | | If there are no ghosts in the dark, there are no fairies in the grass.
RB

Rufus Burns

Actor, Terrible Love



Thursday October 23, 2014 9:45pm - 11:30pm
IMAX Theatre
 
Friday, October 24
 

6:00pm

Nightfall in India
(SPAIN) RT:95mins

Writer: Chema Rodriguez

Director: Chema Rodriguez

Cast: Juan Diego Ruiz, Clara Voda

Nostalgic for his youthful days of fun and love, Ricardo decides to travel from Spain to India, just like he used to in the old days. However, the situation is different now. Ricardo is confined to a wheelchair, suffering from a degenerative disease now in its final stage. He plans on this being his final journey. Accompanied by his Romanian housekeeper, Dana, he sets off. Life owes something to these two lonely beings, and their journey will eventually become the alibi for paying it off.

Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today!

Sponsors


Friday October 24, 2014 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

6:45pm

Phantom Halo
(USA) RT:87min

Writer: Antonia Bogdanovich, Anne Heffron (both in attendance)

Director: Antonia Bogdanovich (in attendance)

Cast: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Luke Kleintank (in attendance), Sebastian Roche (in attendance), Rebecca Romijn, Jordan Dunn (in attendance), Tobin Bell, Ashley Hamilton, Gbenga Akinnagbe

Brothers Samuel and Beckett Emerson long ago found a way to keep their family afloat despite their drunken father's nasty gambling habit: While Samuel distracts crowds of passerby with his Shakespearian monologues, Beckett, a master pickpocket, makes his way through the unsuspecting crowd. And then their small, impoverished world crumbles when their father gets in over his head with a dangerous loan shark. Shakespeare and petty thievery are abandoned for Samuel's belief in the super powers of his comic book hero, Phantom Halo, and Beckett's friend’s ability to counterfeit the perfect $100 note. Suddenly, the small-time world as the Emerson family knew it is turned upside down as the brothers do all they can to break free from the mud that traps them.

Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today! 

Filmmakers
AH

Anne Heffron

Writer, Phantom Halo
avatar for Antonia Bogdanovich

Antonia Bogdanovich

CEO/Owner, STATION 8 FILMS
Antonia Bogdanovich is a writer, director, and actress who has accrued an impressively long and varied resume. Even before attending UCLA where she wrote her first screenplay, Antonia worked as a production assistant on George Miller’s The Witches of Eastwick, was an assistant editor... Read More →
JD

Jordan Dunn

Cast, Phantom Halo
LK

Luke Kleintank

Cast, Phantom Halo
SR

Sebastian Roche

Cast, Phantom Halo

Sponsors


Friday October 24, 2014 6:45pm - 8:15pm
State Theatre
 
Saturday, October 25
 

1:00pm

Nightfall in India
(SPAIN) RT:95mins

Writer: Chema Rodriguez

Director: Chema Rodriguez

Cast: Juan Diego Ruiz, Clara Voda

Nostalgic for his youthful days of fun and love, Ricardo decides to travel from Spain to India, just like he used to in the old days. However, the situation is different now. Ricardo is confined to a wheelchair, suffering from a degenerative disease now in its final stage. He plans on this being his final journey. Accompanied by his Romanian housekeeper, Dana, he sets off. Life owes something to these two lonely beings, and their journey will eventually become the alibi for paying it off.

Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today!


 

Saturday October 25, 2014 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

6:30pm

Skin Deep
(AUS) RT:72min

Writer: Monica Zanetti (in attendance)
Director: Jonnie Leahy (in attendance)
Cast: Elizabeth Blackmore, Jeanie Drynan, Zara Zoe (in attendance)
Also in Attendance: Adrian Powers (Editor), Rosie Lourde (Producer)

Leah and Caitlin couldn't be more different: one a straight-laced girl-next-door in fierce denial of being diagnosed with terminal melanoma, the other an off-the-rails grungy lesbian toying with death. Their chance meeting quickly spirals into a tumultuous night of adventure, pushing them both beyond their comfort zones.


Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today! 

Filmmakers
AP

Adrian Powers

Editor, Skin Deep
avatar for jonnie leahy

jonnie leahy

Film and theatre maker, Freelance
First time feature director. Our film SKINDEEP is premiering at AFF this year. | Looking forward to meeting like minded film nuts. | And getting some BBQ
MZ

Monica Zanetti

Writer, Skin Deep
avatar for Rosie Lourde

Rosie Lourde

Producer, Starting From Now Pty Ltd
ZZ

Zara Zoe

Cast, Skin Deep



Saturday October 25, 2014 6:30pm - 7:50pm
Texas Spirit Theater
 
Sunday, October 26
 

6:15pm

Looking for Lions
(USA) RT:85min

Writer: Norman Lesperance (in attendance)

Director: Brad Ragland (in attendance)

Cast: Todd Julian (in attendance), Chelsea Gilligan (in attendance), Conrad Goode, Norman Lesperance, Lauren Maher (in attendance)

A naive young couple looking for work find themselves immersed in the dangerous and clandestine world of the black market organ trade. At the same time, a devoted husband has his world turned upside down when his wife falls ill with heart disease. At the end of his rope, he is shown an opportunity to save his wife, and he is just desperate enough to take it. His last ditch effort sends the new couriers on a harrowing job that will put their love to the ultimate test and leave them changed forever. A story that confronts the broken health care system in this country by showing the lengths people will go to save the ones they love.


Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today!

Filmmakers
avatar for Brad Ragland

Brad Ragland

director Looking for Lions
Since graduating in 2001 from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Bradley W. Ragland has been working in the industry producing various music videos (Stephen Curtis Chapman, Jump5, Helmet), commercials (IFC's SXSW campaign, Partnership for Drug Free America) and web series... Read More →
avatar for chelsea gilligan

chelsea gilligan

Executive Producer/Actress | | A star on the rise, Gilligan made her series regular debut on The CW's "Star-Crossed" where Gilligan portrayed "Teri," a tough as nails high school student, who also happens to be an alien. Her past credits include guest-starring roles on shows... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Maher

Lauren Maher

Lauren Maher is an actress with a varied body of work in film and theatre. In addition to her appearances as Scarlett in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and Tales of the Code: Wedlocked, Maher's other work in film includes the sci-fi mindbender Coherence and festival favorite... Read More →
avatar for Norman Lesperance

Norman Lesperance

writer Looking for Lions
Tenacity and resilience have been the hallmarks of Norman Lesperance’s career. While studying at Brooks Institute of Photography, Lesperance co-wrote, produced and directed his first feature film as well as writing and producing a Vietnam/Twilight Zone-style short.Following a grueling... Read More →
avatar for Todd Julian

Todd Julian

Cast, Looking for Lions



Sunday October 26, 2014 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Texas Spirit Theater

7:00pm

Something, Anything
(USA) RT: 89 Mins


Writer: Paul Harrill (In Attendance)


Director: Paul Harrill (In Attendance)


Cast: Ashley Shelton, Bryce Johnson, Linds Edwards, Amy Hubbard


In the wake of a life-altering tragedy, Southern newlywed Peggy confronts a profound spiritual crisis and sets out on a quest to discover a higher purpose. Without knowing what she seeks, Peggy jeopardizes her marriage, career, and friendships to find fulfillment. Paul Harrill’s debut feature is a meditative and quietly transfixing study of a woman attempting to put her life back together.

Filmmakers
PH

Paul Harrill

Writer/Director, Something, Anything

Sponsors


Sunday October 26, 2014 7:00pm - 8:35pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

7:45pm

Terrible Love
(USA) RT:93min

Writer: Christopher Thomas, Luke Helmer (both in attendance)

Director:Christopher Thomas (in attendance)

Cast: Rufus Burns (in attendance), Kevin Lambert

A bittersweet autopsy of mental illness and lost love, Terrible Love tells the story of Rufus, a wounded veteran returning home from Iraq with post-traumatic stress disorder, and his devoted wife Amy. They promised themselves never to leave each other, but that promise is put to the ultimate test when Rufus’ PTSD becomes violent.  Terrible Love dives head first into the heart-breaking effects of PTSD, the relationships it hurts, and the lives it threatens.

Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today! 

Filmmakers
avatar for Christopher Thomas

Christopher Thomas

Director, Terrible Love
"There's more to life than cheek bones." - Kate Winslet
LH

Luke Helmer

Helmsman Studios LLC
Co-Writer/Producer of "Terrible Love". | | If there are no ghosts in the dark, there are no fairies in the grass.
RB

Rufus Burns

Actor, Terrible Love

Sponsors


Sunday October 26, 2014 7:45pm - 9:40pm
Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

8:30pm

7 Minutes
USA, 93 min

Writer/Director: Jay Martin (in attendance)

Cast: Jason Ritter, Luke Mitchell, Zane Holtz, Leven Rambin, Kevin Gage (all in attendance)

Three high school friends, Sam, Mike, and Owen, fallen on hard times, are forced to commit a brazen robbery. What begins as a simple plan—“in and out in seven minutes”—quickly becomes a dangerous game of life and death. As each minute of the robbery unfolds, the stakes are pushed higher and higher and the simple plan ultimately turns into a struggle for survival.

Also in Attendance: Noah Rosenthal (Cinematographer), Rick Rosenthal (Producer), Jim Hart (Producer), Bert Kern (Co-Producer)

Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today! 

Filmmakers
BK

Bert Kern

Co-Producer, 7 Minutes
JR

Jason Ritter

Cast, 7 Minutes
avatar for Jay Martin

Jay Martin

writer/director 7 Minutes
7 Minutes is Jay Martin’s first feature. He has directed music videos for Death Cab for Cutie, Nas, Plain White T’s, Kid Rock, Melissa Etheridge, Christina Perri and Dashboard Confessional, among many others. He’s been directing music videos and commercials since 2003. Jay started... Read More →
JH

Jim Hart

Producer, 7 Minutes
KG

Kevin Gage

Cast, 7 Minutes
LR

Leven Rambin

Cast, 7 Minutes
LM

Luke Mitchell

Cast, 7 Minutes
NR

Noah Rosenthal

Cinematographer, 7 Minutes
RR

Rick Rosenthal

Producer, 7 Minutes
ZH

Zane Holtz

Cast, 7 Minutes



Sunday October 26, 2014 8:30pm - 10:15pm
State Theatre
 
Monday, October 27
 

9:45pm

Phantom Halo
(USA) RT:87min

Writer: Antonia Bogdanovich, Anne Heffron (both in attendance)

Director: Antonia Bogdanovich (in attendance)

Cast: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Luke Kleintank, Sebastian Roche, Rebecca Romijn, Jordan Dunn, Tobin Bell, Ashley Hamilton, Gbenga Akinnagbe

Brothers Samuel and Beckett Emerson long ago found a way to keep their family afloat despite their drunken father's nasty gambling habit: While Samuel distracts crowds of passerby with his Shakespearian monologues, Beckett, a master pickpocket, makes his way through the unsuspecting crowd. And then their small, impoverished world crumbles when their father gets in over his head with a dangerous loan shark. Shakespeare and petty thievery are abandoned for Samuel's belief in the super powers of his comic book hero, Phantom Halo, and Beckett's friend’s ability to counterfeit the perfect $100 note. Suddenly, the small-time world as the Emerson family knew it is turned upside down as the brothers do all they can to break free from the mud that traps them.

Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today! 

Filmmakers
avatar for Antonia Bogdanovich

Antonia Bogdanovich

CEO/Owner, STATION 8 FILMS
Antonia Bogdanovich is a writer, director, and actress who has accrued an impressively long and varied resume. Even before attending UCLA where she wrote her first screenplay, Antonia worked as a production assistant on George Miller’s The Witches of Eastwick, was an assistant editor... Read More →

Sponsors


Monday October 27, 2014 9:45pm - 11:15pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill
 
Tuesday, October 28
 

10:00pm

Something, Anything
(USA) RT: 89 Mins


Writer: Paul Harrill (In Attendance)


Director: Paul Harrill (In Attendance)


Cast: Ashley Shelton, Bryce Johnson, Linds Edwards, Amy Hubbard


In the wake of a life-altering tragedy, Southern newlywed Peggy confronts a profound spiritual crisis and sets out on a quest to discover a higher purpose. Without knowing what she seeks, Peggy jeopardizes her marriage, career, and friendships to find fulfillment. Paul Harrill’s debut feature is a meditative and quietly transfixing study of a woman attempting to put her life back together.


Tuesday October 28, 2014 10:00pm - 11:35pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village
 
Wednesday, October 29
 

4:15pm

Skin Deep
(AUS) RT:72min

Writer: Monica Zanetti (in attendance)

Director: Jonnie Leahy (in attendance)

Cast: Elizabeth Blackmore, Jeanie Drynan, Zara Zoe (in attendance)

Leah and Caitlin couldn't be more different: one a straight-laced girl-next-door in fierce denial of being diagnosed with terminal melanoma, the other an off-the-rails grungy lesbian toying with death. Their chance meeting quickly spirals into a tumultuous night of adventure, pushing them both beyond their comfort zones.

Also in Attendance: Adrian Powers (Editor), Rosie Lourde (Producer) 

Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today! 

Sponsors


Wednesday October 29, 2014 4:15pm - 5:35pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill

7:00pm

Looking for Lions
(USA) RT:85min

Writer: Norman Lesperance (in attendance)

Director: Brad Ragland (in attendance)

Cast: Todd Julian (in attendance), Chelsea Gilligan (in attendance), Conrad Goode, Norman Lesperance, Lauren Maher (in attendance)

A naive young couple looking for work find themselves immersed in the dangerous and clandestine world of the black market organ trade. At the same time, a devoted husband has his world turned upside down when his wife falls ill with heart disease. At the end of his rope, he is shown an opportunity to save his wife, and he is just desperate enough to take it. His last ditch effort sends the new couriers on a harrowing job that will put their love to the ultimate test and leave them changed forever. A story that confronts the broken health care system in this country by showing the lengths people will go to save the ones they love.

Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today!

Filmmakers
avatar for Brad Ragland

Brad Ragland

director Looking for Lions
Since graduating in 2001 from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Bradley W. Ragland has been working in the industry producing various music videos (Stephen Curtis Chapman, Jump5, Helmet), commercials (IFC's SXSW campaign, Partnership for Drug Free America) and web series... Read More →
avatar for Norman Lesperance

Norman Lesperance

writer Looking for Lions
Tenacity and resilience have been the hallmarks of Norman Lesperance’s career. While studying at Brooks Institute of Photography, Lesperance co-wrote, produced and directed his first feature film as well as writing and producing a Vietnam/Twilight Zone-style short.Following a grueling... Read More →



Wednesday October 29, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
IMAX Theatre

7:00pm

7 Minutes
USA, 93 min

Writer/Director: Jay Martin

Cast: Jason Ritter, Luke Mitchell, Zane Holtz, Leven Rambin, Kevin Gage

Three high school friends, Sam, Mike, and Owen, fallen on hard times, are forced to commit a brazen robbery. What begins as a simple plan—“in and out in seven minutes”—quickly becomes a dangerous game of life and death. As each minute of the robbery unfolds, the stakes are pushed higher and higher and the simple plan ultimately turns into a struggle for survival.

Also in Attendance: Noah Rosenthal (Cinematographer), Rick Rosenthal (Producer), Jim Hart (Producer), Bert Kern (Co-Producer)

Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today! 

Filmmakers
avatar for Jay Martin

Jay Martin

writer/director 7 Minutes
7 Minutes is Jay Martin’s first feature. He has directed music videos for Death Cab for Cutie, Nas, Plain White T’s, Kid Rock, Melissa Etheridge, Christina Perri and Dashboard Confessional, among many others. He’s been directing music videos and commercials since 2003. Jay started... Read More →



Wednesday October 29, 2014 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

9:30pm

The Kings Surrender
(Germay) RT:104min

Writer: Philipp Leinemann

Director: Philipp Leinemann

Cast: Ronald Zehrfeld, Frederick Lau, Thomas Thieme

When a police operation goes tragically wrong in a tough neighborhood in Germany, an innocent teenager is made the scapegoat. The Kings Surrender tracks layer after layer of corruption, violence, and revenge between police officers, teenage gangs, and everyone else who gets caught in the crossfire. In a race against time, everybody chases everybody else in order to save their friends, their home and, most importantly, themselves.

Get all 8 days of film for only $65 with a Film Pass! Click here to get yours today! 

Wednesday October 29, 2014 9:30pm - 11:20pm
IMAX Theatre