Friday, October 23, 2009

Kat Candler Short Films at the Austin Film Festival

Attention Austin-ites! My friend, Kat Candler, has a couple of short films playing at the Austin Film Festival this weekend. If you are going to AFF, you should check it out. Here is the press release:

(Austin, Texas) Candler Productions is pleased to announce that the award-winning director and screenwriter Kat Candler (cicadas, Roberta Wells, jumping off bridges) has two new short films, Quarter to Noon and Love Bug, at the 2009 Austin Film Festival.

In 2000, Candler received the Undistributed Feature Film Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival for her debut feature, cicadas. This year, Candler is back with two new shorts.

Quarter to Noon a 2009 Official Selection of the Women in Film International Showcase and the 2009 Texas Filmmaker’s Showcase stars Anne Nabors (jumping off bridges, Tree of Life) and Chris Mass (Chalk). It’s a fantastical tale about an office worker who discovers something just beyond her office walls that will change her life forever.

Love Bug follows nerdy, nine-year old Turtle Thompson as he works up the nerve to ask his best friend, Maddy Cooper, to the elementary school Spring Fling Dance. Starring Reese Merritt (Secret at Arrow Lake, Killer Weed) and Kelsey Buchanan, Love Bug is an excerpt from Candler’s next feature film The Spider in the Bathtub (co-written by Chris Mass). The Spider in the Bathtub was a 2009 Tribeca All Access Participant and was recently optioned by Executive Producer Victoria Fredrick (Pride) and LAF Studios.

Kat Candler is an Austin based director, screenwriter and Lecturer at the University of Texas and runs Candler Productions.

For more information visit


Love Bug - Shorts Program 5
Saturday, October 24th, 7:15pm, Hideout
Tuesday, October 27th, 9:00pm, Hideout

Quarter to Noon - Shorts Program 13
Sunday, October 25th, 4:15pm, Hideout
Monday, October 26th, 5:00pm, Arbor

Contact: Kat Candler (Director)

1 comment:

MBB said...

I've seen Love Bug and it's ADORABLE!!!