karaoke! press kit



karaoke! press kit
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On a night out in New York City, a young man avoids his problems.
CHRIS: brady corbet (Funny Games, Martha Marcy May Marlene)
JUDITH: clémence poésy (In Bruges, Harry Potter, 127 Hours)
MOM: alison bartlett (The Innkeepers)
WRITER/DIRECTOR: andrew f. renzi
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: josh mond, antonio campos & sean durkin
PRODUCERS: garrett fennelly & mccabe walsh
PHOTOGRAPHED BY: joe anderson
COMPOSERS: saunder jurriaans & daniel bensi
MUSIC SUPERVISOR: josh kessler
EDITOR: dean marcial
CASTING DIRECTOR: susan shopmaker
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: victoria rivera
CO-PRODUCERS: jean-raphael ambron & stuart ruston
H/MU ARTIST: liz coakley
SOUND MIXERS: max phillips & david stevens
Andrew Renzi is an independent filmmaker who wrote and directed the short film, The
Fort, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and went on to play festivals
around the world. He recently finished his second short film, Karaoke!, which will premier at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Previously, Andrew worked in various producing capacities on the feature films, Afterschool (Cannes 2008), Two Gates of Sleep
(Cannes 2010), Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be the Same (SXSW 2009), and
Sympathy for Delicious (Sundance 2010). Over the course of the last five years, Andrew
has also been working with Mickey Rourke as his writing assistant on two projects, Wild
Horses, and the Gareth Thomas biopic, The Welshman. Andrew attended Brown University where he studied Literary Arts, focusing on
playwriting and screenwriting. Andrew's entry level film experience included working for
various production companies, namely director Luke Greenfield's WideAwake Productions, Sony Pictures, and American Empirical Pictures, where he worked for
writer/director, Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom). Andrew has produced and directed
music videos for various artists, including Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Mobb
Deep, Blondfire, and the dj duo Zeds Dead.
Currently, Andrew is in development on his feature directorial debut, Franny, which
was selected to the 2013 Sundance Screenwriters Lab, and is being produced by Borderline Films (Martha Marcy May Marlene).
Garrett P. Fennelly is an NYC based producer / line producer. He is presently the
owner/executive producer for Act Zero. He has a strong background in production and
has extensive production experience on countless commercials, shorts, music videos and
feature films. He has been the Unit Production Manager on films such as New York
Export : Opus Jazz directed by Jody Lee Lipes and Henry Joost, Martha Marcy May Marlene directed by Sean Durkin (official selection Sundance 2011 Winner of the Best Director award, Official Selection at Cannes) and commercial spots for Sephora, Porsche,
Mercedes, and Starbucks. His recent work as a producer includes the short films “The
Fort” Directed by Andrew Renzi (Sundance 2012), “Teacher of the Year” (Tribeca Film
Festival 2012), and KARAOKE! directed by Andrew Renzi (Sundance 2013), and the features, “Blumenthal” Starring Brian Cox and Directed by Seth Fisher, “Madrid Without
Gravity” Directed by Carlos Puga, and his latest project “Bluebird” which completed
principle photography in March, Directed by Lance Edmunds and starring John Slattery.
McCabe Walsh graduated from the New School University in 2011 with a dual bachelor's
degree in both English and Russian Literature. In his last two years of college he cut his
production teeth working as a personal assistant to Sam Mendes in his New York office,
working on such films as Away We Go and the most recent Bond film, Skyfall. After
graduating, McCabe branched out into the world of independent film production and
produced his first feature film Burma in 2011. His most recent short, KARAOKE! was
selected to premier at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
A New York-based feature film production company, Borderline Films was formed in 2003 by Tisch film
school alums Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin and Josh Mond. Rotating the roles of writer, director and
producer, the three filmmakers have earned acclaim around the world for their stylized and original films.
Borderline's first feature film, AFTERSCHOOL, a riveting look at the dark side of youth in the media
age written and directed by Antonio Campos and produced by Mond and Durkin, premiered at the 2008
Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard. The film went on to screen at numerous other festivals around
the world including New York, London, and Berlin. AFTERSCHOOL was released theatrically by IFC Films
and was nominated for Best First Feature by the Independent Spirit Awards and Breakthrough Director for
Campos by the Gotham Awards.
Borderline's next film, the critically acclaimed psychological thriller MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, where Sean Durkin won the Best Director prize. The
film also went on to play at the Cannes Film Festival, New York Film Festival and the Toronto International
Film Festival. It was nominated for three Gotham Awards – Sean Durkin for Breakthrough Director, Elizabeth
Olsen for Breakthrough Performance and Best Ensemble – and four Independent Spirit Awards: Best First
Feature, Elizabeth Olsen for Best Female Lead, John Hawkes for Best Supporting Male and Josh Mond for the
Producers Award. The film also received the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s New Generation Award,
shared by Sean Durkin, Antonio Campos, Josh Mond and Elizabeth Olsen. MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE
was distributed by Fox Searchlight and the company also signed the Borderline trio to a two year first look
Borderline’s most recent film was SIMON KILLER, directed by Antonio Campos and starring Brady
Corbet. It premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where it was among the most discussed and
debated films in competition. It was acquired for distribution by IFC Films, and will be released later this
year. Other acclaimed Borderline projects include: BUY IT NOW, Borderline's first short film directed by
Campos which won the Cinefondation prize at Cannes in 2005; writer-director Alistair Banks Griffin's lyrical
feature film TWO GATES OF SLEEP which premiered at Cannes Directors Fortnight in 2010; MARY LAST
SEEN, Sean Durkin’s short film which won Best Short at Cannes Directors Fortnight in 2010; and Josh
Mond's highly praised music video for the hit Mayday Parade song KIDS IN LOVE which was shown at the
2011 SXSW Film Festival.
Borderline has a first look deal with Fox Searchlight.
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