The Automatic hate
(2015 SXSW Film Festival)
AMERICA’S FIGHTING DINOSAUR
Written/Directed by Steve Snoey
Producer: Lacey Leavitt
Director of Photography: Nathan M. Miller
Composer: Eric Nielson
Currently in production, AFD is a faux-documentary about the military career of Pvt. "Little" Sammy Vogel - a 7 ton, 40 foot long Army infantryman and Tyrannosaurus Rex who fought for the Allies in World War 2.
For more information check out the AFD web page and blog.
LACEY LEAVITT FILMOGRAPHY
Directed by Lynn Shelton
Written by Andrea Seigel
Kiera Knightley (Pride & Prejudice)
Chloe Grace Moretz (Hugo)
Sam Rockwell (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind)
Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World)
Ellie Kemper (Bridesmaids)
Overeducated and underemployed Megan is comfortable lagging a few steps behind in life but when her high school sweetheart proposes, Megan panics and- given an unexpected opportunity to escape for a week - hides out in the home of her new friend, 16 year old Annika and her world-weary single father Craig.
Laggies premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Picked up by A24 Films, you can see Laggies nationwide IN THEATERS NOW.
Directed by Megan Griffiths
Written by Huck Botko & Emily Wachtel
Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense)
Thomas Haden Church (Sideways)
Ryan Eggold (HBO’s The Black List)
Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Ahna O’Reilly (The Help)
Joanne Woodward (The Three Faces of Eve)
Veteran rock journalist Ellie Klug joins forces with a wannabe documentary filmmaker to hunt down the mysteriously disappeared onetime superstar Matthew Smith, who also happens to be her ex.
Written/Directed by Lynn Shelton
Rosemarie DeWitt (Cinderella Man)
Ellen Page (Juno)
Josh Pais (A beautiful Mind)
Allison Janney (American Beauty)
Free spirited massage therapist Abby suddenly develops and aversion to bodily contact, affecting both her job and relationship with her boyfriend. All the while, her brother Paul runs a failing dental practice with his assistant daughter Jenny until it receives new life when clients seek out his “healing touch."
Touchy Feely premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. It was also nominated for the 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic). Distributed Magnolia Pictures, you can see Touchy Feely on DVD, Netflix or iTunes.
safety not guaranteed
Directed by Colin Trevorrow
Written by Derreck Connoly
Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation)
Mark Duplass (The League)
Jake Johnson (New Girl)
Mary Lynn Rajskub (24)
An unusual classified ad inspires three Seattle Magazine employees to search for the story behind it, introducing them to the likable but paranoid supermarket clerk Kenneth, who believes he’s solved the riddle for time travel and intends to depart again soon.
Safety Not Guaranteed premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Among its many awards and nominations, it won the Sundance Waldo Salt Screenplay Award, and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay. Distributed by FilmDistrict, you can see Safety Not Guaranteed on DVD, Netflix or iTunes.
the off hours
Written/Directed by Megan Griffiths
Amy Seimetz (AMC’s The Killing)
Ross Patridge (Baghead),
Scott McNairy (Argo)
Tony Doupe (Safety Not Guaranteed)
Lynn Shelton (Humpday)
Bret Roberts (The Violent Kind)
The film centers on Francine, a waitress whose liberation from her mundance existence is long overdue. When a banker turned big-rig trucker becomes a regular, he sparks hope in Francine. As change begins to invade the quiet diner, Francine is reminded that it is never too late to become the person she was meant to be.
The Off Hours premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. It was also nominated for the 2012 Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography. Distributed by Film Movement, you can see The Off Hours on Netflix, or you can buy a DVD of the film or the film's soundtrack by visiting The Off Hours website here.
The catechism cataclysm
Written/Directed by Todd Rohal
Steve Little (HBO’s Eastbound & Down)
Robert Longstreet (Take Shelter)
Father William Smoortser drops his bible into a toilet at a rest stop just before embarking on a day-long canoe trip, breaking loose all glorious hell.
The Catechism Cataclysm premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Distributed by IFC Midnight, you can see it on Netflix or iTunes. You can buy a DVD of the film or the film's soundtrack by visiting The Catechism Cataclysm website here.