Double update! Most recently, Richard Kind received an acting award from Newport Beach Film Festival for his performance in our film. Auggie will hold it’s East Coast Premiere as a Centerpiece film at the 5th Annual Greenwich International Film Festival later this month! We’re really looking forward to sharing the film so close to our shooting locations and the incredible community that helped this project come together. Tickets are on sale now for the Wed 5/29 Stamford and Sat 6/1 Greenwich screenings, both featuring Q&A’s from cast and crew at greenwichfilm.org!
We are pleased to share one of our first “red carpet” experiences for the film, which was held at the TCL Chinese Theater in downtown Hollywood.
It was a very special evening to get some of the cast and crew back together and share the film with so many supporters from our @seedandspark campaign. It really was a dream! Thank you all ❤️ @ Los Angeles, California
We are both flattered and humbled by the recent article on Mercury News, where Randy Myers, president of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle, mentioned AUGGIE as one of 15 films you shouldn’t miss at Cinequest. We are very excited to be among a list of such amazing creative talent.
To read more, click the link here. But, in the meantime, this is a little blurb from the article to keep you entertained:
“Auggie”: Artificial Intelligence romances are nothing particularly new (“Her” with Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson covered the topic quite well). But “Auggie” — receiving a world premiere — does, too, with a sad, somber story about a recently retired man becoming overly enamored with his retirement gift, a charming, stunning AI. Richard Kind (“A Serious Man”) brings acting gravitas to this cautionary peek into the fragileness of the male ego. It’s a strong feature-length debut from actor Matt Kane, and I suspect — given how good this film is — you’ll be hearing more about him in the future. Screenings: 3:50 p.m. March 9 at Hammer Theatre, 6 p.m. March 10, 12:15 p.m. March 12 and 7:20 p.m. March 14 at Century 20.
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be screening on the Opening Night of the 19th Beverly Hills Film Festival on April 3rd at 9pm at the legendary Grauman’s Chinese Theatre! Tickets can be purchased here. Established in 2001 in the backyard of the entertainment capital of the world, the Beverly Hills Film Festival is considered among the most exclusive and influential film festivals globally. Through linking the groundbreaking talent of emerging filmmakers and exposing the community to the latest innovations in the cinema field, the Beverly Hills Film Festival (BHFF) exists as a cinematic and cultural patron. The Beverly Hills Film Festival’s objective is to merge today’s filmmaking pioneers with the wealth of cinematic heritage of Beverly Hills by edifying and developing the cinematic community and enhancing the impact of the arts.
We’re thrilled to announce we’ve been invited to screen at the 20th Newport Beach Film Festival! Founded in 1999, the Newport Beach Film Festival has evolved into a prestigious multicultural event, attracting over 55,000 attendees to Orange County. Screening over 350 films in 8 days, NBFF prides itself on bringing the best in new, local, international and critically acclaimed cinema to Newport Beach. More info on the festival here.
Myriad Pictures will commence sales at the EFM in Berlin next week on Auggie , an elevated sci-fi in the vein of Her starring A Serious Man’s Richard Kind… “We were so impressed with Matt’s direction and how he and Marc brought this unique vision to the big screen,” said Myriad chief Kirk D’Amico. “Richard Kind’s performance as the hopeless Felix is heart-wrenching and the pathos that the whole cast and crew were able to realize is simply amazing. Read the full article on Screen Daily here.
Auggie will make its Festival World Premiere in the Dramatic Feature Competition of the 2019 CINEQUEST Film and Creativity Festival! The festival boasts annual attendance of 105,000 people and takes place in the heart of Silicon Valley – a perfect location to debut our film about augmented reality smart glasses. The premiere screening will take place Saturday March 9th at 3:50pm at the Hammer Theatre in downtown San Jose. Tickets can be purchased at bit.ly/auggietickets
We are very happy to find out DEADLINE announced Richard Kind’s participation in our movie! For more information on the full article, please see the link here.
But, if you can’t wait for the webpage to load, we’ve quoted the article for you below:
Richard Kind will star in the indie film, Auggie, from first-time feature director Matt Kane, who co-wrote the script with Marc Underhill. Kind will play Felix, a family man who, after being forced into an early retirement, falls in love with an Augmented Reality companion to the detriment of his relationship with his wife and daughter. The Spin City and Mad About You alum is joined in the film by Larisa Oleynik (10 Things I Hate About You), Susan Blackwell (The Post) and newcomer Christen Harper. Kane and Underhill are producing the project alongside Robert Sharman and John Henry Hinkel. Filming is scheduled to begin this month. Kind starred on the Amazon original series, Red Oaks, and appeared in the George Clooney-directed crime drama, Suburbicon. He’s repped by Innovative and Forster Entertainment.
Now that we are back in Los Angeles, we have begun the process of assembling all the scenes in our film! It’s a really exciting time for the project – as we put all the pieces together, it begins to feel like a real thing!
In terms of timeline for our next steps, there’s still a lot of post-production work to accomplish. Once we have a version of the film we like, we’ll reach out to composers, colorists and sound mixers to take our film to the next level. This whole process can take many months, but we hope to start applying to film festivals at the end of the summer.
Here’s a sneak peek at what our film currently looks like in the editing timeline:
Many, many little pieces come together to make something greater than the sum of their parts – this applies to both the timeline and for the support you all have provided to make this film a reality! Thank you all for coming together and supporting this story – the whole AUGGIE team feels like we have acheived something greater than the sum of the parts 🙂