I know we don't usually post this sort of thing, but for those of you who didn't know, Sean and his wife Sanja just had a baby girl! Her name is Marley Cassandra Brosnan. This was posted on Sanja's facebook page ...
Welcome to the world Marley Cassandra Brosnan !! At 1:07am weighing almost 8.7 lbs and 21 inches . Mommy and Daddy are so in love with you !!!!
Looks like the birthday is June 28th - the same day that Charlotte died. Must be bittersweet.
A young deaf boy avenges the death of his brother, and the killer happens to be his father. Cast: Joe Anderson, Gary Stretch, Candance Smith, Kevin Gage, John Schneider, Gabe White, Ross Britz, Michael Francis Murphy, William Mark McCullough, Frances Reagan James (World Premiere)
A link to the trailer ...
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My Father Die is loosely based off an 18th century Irish play by J.M. Synge titled, "Playboy of the Western World." I took the spine of the play which was the relationship between the father and the son. A tumultuous one to say the least. I set it in the mid 90s in and around the bayou of Louisiana. It's a revenge film essentially, but one could also argue that it is a love story.
At the age of twelve a young boy named Asher Rawlings watches his father (Ivan) brutally murder his older brother (Chester) for sleeping with his girlfriend (Nana). Ivan gets locked up. And seventeen years go by, until one day Asher gets told by a local cop that his old man has been released early. Asher's been training for years to avenge his brother's death. So, he sets out to kill his old man.
The story plays with a lot of Freudian themes, such as the ego, super-ego and the ID. Costumes and character traits were inspired from old Norse Poems of warriors. The film is pretty straight forward, but there are a lot of historical, cultural and mythological references that twist and bend under the skin of its persona. I wanted to make a poetic yet fiercely confrontational film that would lovingly carve its title into your psyche with the heel of its boot.
Why did you start making films?
When I was younger I used to exaggerate ... Okay, okay, I would completely just make sh*t up. I would flat out lie. For no reason at all sometimes. However, I was very convincing. Not only that, but I truly enjoyed shocking people by the fabrications I would weave. Now, I'm not saying that lying is a good thing. In fact it's a terrible thing, and I try my best to simply tell the truth these days. But what I discovered about myself back then was that I loved to tell stories. That I had an insatiable need to create other realities, worlds and people. I simply loved to tell tall tales.
Making movies has allowed me to do just that. It has allowed me to still get that rush, that thrill. That feeling when you're on set and an actor asks you a question about his or her character and I haven't even pondered the notion before. Yet... I get to create it right there! On the spot.
Not only that but then the actor gets to bring whatever piece of fantasy that was stuck like old bubblegum somewhere in the cobwebs of my synapses to life. It's amazing! It's the best feeling in the world.
So, I started making films because I had a lot of people, places and things inside my head, some good, some bad. I had to expel them, or else I knew I would be that lonely old guy walking down the street muttering to himself about how he once met an angel with one wing at a bar on the corner of Sunset and Vine who told him a story which he could never repeat. Unless, he met someone with ears big enough to listen. Now I don't won't to be that guy... At least not just yet.
Have you been to SXSW before? What are you looking forward to?
No. I just can’t wait to be surrounded by music, movies and food.
Tell us a random fact (or two!) that would help our attendees get a better idea of who you are.
I once died and heard my mother’s voice. She whispered, "Keep breathing." And I did.
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SXSW 2016: This Year's Filmmakers Pick Their Dream Audience Member
We asked that directors at SXSW: If there is one person in the world you could get to watch your film, who would it be and why? Some picked their filmmaking heroes, some picked people who are actually going be in Austin this week, some picked subjects from their documentaries, and some picked loved ones no longer with us. What started off as playful question resulted in some of the best insights we've gotten into this year's films and the directors who made them.
Sean Brosnan, "My Father Die": [Producer] Beau St. Clair. She was a dear friend, and had a sardonic sense of humor and a rapacious appetite for cinema and quality. She saw a rough cut but died a month before the final print was done. Beau helped me immensely. At one point I was going to change the title of my film, but Beau being Beau said, "Are you crazy? That title is "bleeping" fantastic!” Beau was a fantastic producer, a great mentor and a dear friend. This film is in memory of her.
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