Friday, January 25, 2013

Texas indie filmmakers score big

It's been a good week for Texas independent filmmakers.

Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck.
At the Sundance Film Festival, IFC purchased domestic rights to Dallas auteur David Lowery's Ain't Them Bodies Saints and sent his already soaring career into orbit. It stars Rooney MaraCasey Affleck and Ben Foster, and is about "an outlaw who escapes from prison and travels across Texas to reunite with his wife and the daughter he's never met before."

Meanwhile, HBO ordered a comedy pilot from brothers and former Austinites Mark and Jay Duplass. They'll write and direct the half-hour pilot titled Togetherness. It's about "two couples living under the same roof who struggle to keep their relationships alive while pursuing their individual dreams."

Maybe that MovieMaker Magazine love has some merit, but perhaps they ought to extend it statewide.

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