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Patrick Brice, Kevin McManus & Joel Potrykus – SXSW Film Festival Alumni Stories

At SXSW 2018 we celebrated the 25th Edition of the SXSW Film Festival and had the excitement of sharing tales, recollections, and reflections from our outstanding alumni. We had a blast telling those stories and need to stay the birthday celebration going! Today we highlight Patrick Brice, Kevin McManus, and Joel Potrykus.

Patrick Brice

Brice global premiered his first characteristic movie Creep at SXSW 2014. In addition to directing, he acted and co-wrote the movie with fellow alum Mark Duplass. In 2015, the pageant screened his subsequent characteristic The Overnight. Recently, he made the sequel to Creep, titled Creep 2, and directed two episodes of the Duplass Brothers hit display Room 104. Brice’s 3rd characteristic Corporate Animals is about to come back out subsequent 12 months.

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“SXSW modified my lifestyles via being the very best position to premiere my first characteristic and necessarily release my profession. The audiences on the pageant are like no different. Incredibly keen and excited for movies that may really feel misplaced another way. I’m past thankful to have had the enjoy of screening my films there and will’t wait to do it once more.”

Kevin McManus

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SXSW global premiered McManus’s movie Funeral Kings in 2012. His newest paintings comprises the Netflix authentic sequence American Vandal, the place he served as a author and manufacturer. McManus was once nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 2018 for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special for the sequence at the side of his brother Matthew.

“It sounds hyperbolic, however SXSW in reality modified our lives. We’ll by no means disregard the sensation of receiving the acceptance electronic mail. We should have learn it three or four occasions prior to we believed it was once in truth going down. It was once this kind of surreal enjoy.

Our complete group was once so lifeless broke, we drove two days simply to wait the pageant, after which packed eight guys in one lodge room. Despite all that, it’ll at all times move down as one of the most productive weeks of our lives.

It was once the leaping off level of our careers. We met an improbable movie group, were given illustration, and located a small distributor to get our movie some extra publicity. We’ll at all times be so thankful for the SXSW group, and to those that in reality championed our little movie.”

Joel Potrykus

Potrykus has global premiered three movies at SXSW which all screened within the Visions class: Buzzard (2014), The Alchemist Cookbook (2016), and maximum just lately Relaxer (2018). In addition to writing and directing those movies, Potrykus additionally edited those options.

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“Our first day at SXSW with Buzzard, as Josh Burge and I waited to board the bus to Troublemaker Studios, I noticed two acquainted faces. ‘It’s Sophia Takal from VHS! And she’s with Lawrence Levine additionally from VHS! And they’re getting on our bus!’ It was once my creation to the good pageant in the world. By the tip of the pageant it was once Sophia and Larry, my pals. And that’s the way it is going. After three global premieres, SXSW has come to be the birthplace for my movies, and the place I start bobbing up with the following one with pals. I’ve met a few of my favourite collaborators on the fest – Bryan Reisberg and Andrew Corkin, who helped produce The Alchemist Cookbook, and celebrity David Dastmalchian who acts along Burge in Relaxer. Sometimes I ponder whether I stay making films simply to get again to Austin.”

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