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Rick Alverson

A no-holds-barred, philosophical monologue from the director of such films as The Mountain and The Comedy, dealing with his evolving thoughts on American cinema and television. It is destined to both provoke and entertain cinematic audiences everywhere. 


Producer / Director: Paul Lewis

Running time: 15 - 20 mins.

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In most contemporary American cinema, the modus operandi is not to shake you enter and exit, unscathed.

— Rick Alverson

Project Details:

Working title: Rick Alverson 

Running time: 15-20 mins.

Production Company: Subterracon Films 

Producer / Director: Paul Lewis

Creative Consulting/Sound Design: Kelley Baker

Est.Release Date: October 1, 2022

Target Audience: 12+ (language), festival and broadcast screening.

Film Genre: Documentary Short

Film Topic: A film director’s observations on the state of American cinema and television.


Production Details:

Audio/Visual Material Captured: 90% complete

Principal Editing: 20% complete

Post-Production: 0% complete

Production Locations: Highland County, VA; Richmond, VA

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