Film by Christine Chen (Comedy and Drama) Editorial department Three days without sleep and only caffeine and ramen to fuel their semi-lucid minds, four team members wait nervously behind the stage. In their freshly pressed business suits, drenched with sweat, they have only one goal: impress the investors. So how did these four teammates end up together? After moving to Austin, getting laid off, and basically seeing his five year plan go up in flames, NICK DAVID, a 25-year-old nerd at heart, finds himself at a crossroad when asked to join MusiqMatrix, his best friend, TRÉ DINKIN'S latest startup. Lost and unsure of his own identity and future, Nick decides to give the startup world a try, along with living life with a YOLO (you only live once) mantra. His plan shifts when he becomes involved with his new roommate, KELSEY BONNEL, the girl we laid him off. Despite this clearly awkward situation, Kelsey, the work-a-holic who has quit her job to grow her fledgling dream PR company, cannot help be distracted by Nick's live-in-the-moment spirit. As ... Written by Christine Chen
The Road to ACL
TV Movie by Andrew Shapter (Documentary) Editor Every band has a story. Every fan has a story. "The Road to ACL" captures fans and bands as they converge at the Austin City Limits Festival. Production, mainly showcasing the best live performances and fan experiences, will also engage the personal stories of bands and their fans and the excitement of being a part of ACL 2015. After opening the special showcasing a small group of fans on a road trip to Austin, the hour long special will mainly showcase the most exciting performers of the festival, both on-stage and behind the scenes. Written by Sarah Ellison Lewis
Blind Date Rules
Film (short) by Christine Chen (Comedy and Romance) Editor An exasperated single gal decides to lay down some ground rules before going on another scary blind date.
The Teller and the Truth
Film by Andrew Shapter (Crime, Mystery, Romance and Thriller) Editorial department For every missing person, there's a story. Within every story, lies the truth. The Teller and the Truth is the story of Francis Wetherbee, a beautiful, young bank teller who disappeared in 1974 after her car was found submerged in a river. Filmmaker Andrew Shapter (Before the Music Dies, Happiness Is) follows the forty-year-old cold case that sparked the imagination of her hometown of Smithville, Texas, and beyond. Did she drown? Commit suicide? Was she kidnapped? Or is there another answer? Shapter combines a documentary style with a classic narrative interpretation in order to separate myth from truth about Francis. Various theories and conjectures are weighed against the "facts" as they are revealed in old photographs, authentic footage from home movies, and actual Vietnam-era rare (and never before seen) historical footage. As new evidence is discovered, the film transforms into a narrative, as her words-which reveal the truth--come to life. A small-town mystery now becomes a ... Written by Patty Moynahan
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