Alright, alright, alright! The Butler Brothers popped their SXSW cherry earlier this year and it was everything they imagined. The films, the panels, the parties, the people and the city were all as advertised and well worth the 32hr drive down from Hogtown. But the highlight was not actually a part of the SXSW extravaganza, instead it was whipped up by dynamite host and owner/operator of the Austin Bike Farm, Owen Weber, and it was awesome! It was a ‘Dazed and Confused’ tour of all the locations still around since filming in 1993. Bouncing around from the Centennial Liquor Store to the Emporium parking lot and around back to where O’Bannion gets paint dumped on him while cruising the streets like it was 1976 in the back of his ’64 Chevy pickup sealed the deal and made the Top Notch Burgers we washed it all down with even tastier.
If you haven’t been to SXSW or Austin, do it. And be sure to visit our bud at the Bike Farm and tell him the Butler Bros sent you.
Valentine’s Day has come early at SubProd as the critically acclaimed feature Mourning Has Broken is now available on iTunes in 47 countries! Now is your opportunity to watch what Unsung Films called a “simultaneously entertaining and profoundly moving” film and Marked Movies gave 4 STARS to while calling Mourning Has Broken “intimate and hysterical”.
CLICK HERE for the iTunes link and thanks for the support!
2015 is shaping up to be a great year and one of those reasons is Jude Klassen and her genre-bending, very funny, very original feature Love in the Sixth. SubProd is not only editing this bad boy but both of The Butler Brothers have small roles in #LoveInTheSixth as well. Jude’s take on relationships is sure to be a mindbender that won’t easily be forgotten and SubProd is jacked to be a part of bringing her vision to the big screen!
We’re excited to announce that Mourning Has Broken will be released on VOD and iTunes in the February of 2015. ‘Mourning’ will be available on VOD in 47 countries with a French subtitled version also on tap! Many thanks to Avi Federgreen of Indiecan Entertainment for getting this critically-acclaimed feature out into the world and into your households.
We’re excited to see that Mourning Has Broken made ‘Canada’s Call Sheet’ in the April 2014 edition of TMN’s Movie Entertainment Magazine. Judith Klassen wrote a fantastic article that describes the film as “an inspired piece of filmmaking”. Read the full article below.
“It’s Nolan’s performance that burns down the house.”
Hot off the successful Toronto theatrical run of Mourning Has Broken, the Butler Brothers were asked to come in and discuss the movie and the state of Canadian filmmaking in general on the Ward and Al Show for ‘Canada Talks‘ on SiriusXM Radio. What transpired was off-the-cuff, honest and kind of insane – just the way we like it!
If you missed the original airing here is the interview in it’s entirety for your listening pleasure! Thanks again to Ward Anderson and Allison Dore for having us on their show, we look forward to coming back again real soon! Find them on Twitter @WardAndAl and tweet them about getting the “Ward and Al Film Fest” up and running!
Ward and Al-Butler Bros
In addition to winning BEST FEATURE at the Weyauwega International Film Festival for Mourning Has Broken, we were delighted to discover that the Weyauwega Artistic Director, Kathy Fehl, was inspired to write an essay about the film. Words cannot express how flattered we are by this, so instead we’ll let Kathy’s words do the work! Enjoy!
The festive mood at SubProd started early this December as it was announced that Mourning Has Broken received a “Golden Oosikar” as the AUDIENCE CHOICE Award Winner at the Anchorage International Film Festival in Anchorage, Alaska. Many thanks to the AIFF and Fest Organizers Jim Parker and Tony Walsh in particular for allowing us the opportunity to screen at such a wonderful location.
Let’s hope 2014 brings continued success for one and all!
We’re excited to announce that Mourning Has Broken recently won for BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE at the Weyauwega International Film Festival in Wisconsin (USA). Coupled with Robert Nolan winning for BEST LEAD ACTOR at the Laughlin International Film Festival, it’s been a great month for Mourning Has Broken. Let’s hope we can keep it going into the new year!
We’re delighted to announce that Mourning Has Broken will be the Opening Night feature at the Weyauwega International Film Festival in Wisconsin (USA). The screening is on November 14, 9:00pm at the beautiful George Gerold Opera House. For ticket information please visit the WIFF site.