Ultimate Guide to Flight is the perfect example that you don’t need a lot of money, fancy equipment or big names to make a good film — in fact sometimes not having all those things work to your advantage because you have to concentrate on making a good story as opposed to many of the other films being spun out these days. This trailer almost reminds me of a Duplas Bothers film mixed with a more comedic touch.
Next week, Scott R. Meyers’ directorial debut will be screened at the Austin City Film Festival. Meyers’ is one of those people who has put in the time and has finally made his own film. In the past he’s ADed (Assistant Directed) on films such As Good as It Gets (James L. Brooks), Sin City (Robert Rodriguez), Frost/Nixon (Ron Howard) and the upcoming Tree of Life (Terrence Malick).
Check out the trailer and more information below…
Long time film veteran Scott R. Meyers takes an ambitious jump to the director’s chair with the story of one day at a Texas Hill Country area disc-golf park. Following the parks and recreation staff and patrons, Meyers interweaves several stories and characters as they “play through” the course. Taking a satirical outlook on daily life and man’s relationship to nature, characters flow in and out of conversations and storylines in a Robert Altman-esque manner. The cast reads as a practical “who’s who” of Austin stand-up comedians, improvisational actors and hippie philosophers.
If you’re lucky enough to be at the Austin Film Festival you can check at the film at the following screenings:
- Saturday, October 23rd at 10:00pm – Rollins Theatre (701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX)
- Monday, October 25th at 9:15pm – Rollins Theatre (701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX)
What do you think of the film? Cute and quirky? Or not for you?