“BOOSTER,” “PAVILION” HEAD TO SXSW VIA KICKSTARTER
I’ve added some new projects to Filmmaker‘s curated Kickstarter page, including two IFP Narrative Lab projects selected for premieres at SXSW in March. The first is Tim Sutton’s gorgeous Pavilion, an eerie tale of adolescence that is breathtakingly shot and hauntingly directed. (It also has one of the most gorgeous websites around.) The second is Matt Ruskin’s intense character-based thriller Booster. Both films are well on their way to completion but are short the final finishing funds that will allow them to make their premiere dates. And, of course, both have some decent rewards. For $750, Sutton will give a Video Kid Brooklyn master class to your kids and their friends, and for its highest levels Ruskin is offering various signed stills of Seymour Cassel.
Another project I added to the page is Dan Nuxoll and Martha Shane’s The Mystery of Mary Joceylene. I love the idea of this one: Nuxoll works at Rooftop Films and has taken a strange incident — the story of a festival director who skipped out on her equipment rental bill — and, with Shane, has unspooled it into what seems like it could be an epic portrait of charming and mysterious mendacity.