We recently got word that Birds of Neptune, directed by Portland’s own Steven Richter, will have its world premiere at the 2015 Slamdance Festival! Back in January 2014, Reed Harvey and Dig1’s Indie film guru, Ryan Mauk, laid down some solid sound design and mixing to accompany this haunting Northwest film. The film tells the story of two sisters, Rachel and Mona, finding their way past their tragic childhood, while dealing with the appearance of Mona’s new boyfriend, Zach.
In case you’re unfamiliar with Slamdance, this festival can be seen as the rebellious, younger brother to the Sundance Festival. Created by filmmakers turned down by Sundance, Slamdance celebrates new filmmakers all around the world. Some of the festival’s past discoveries include notable filmmakers such as Christopher Nolan and Oren Peli.
While it may be the little brother to the established Sundance, Slamdance is growing up and making a name for itself. Almost 6,000 pieces were submitted to the festival this year. Birds of Neptune earned one of only five spots in the Beyond category, a category for directors that are on their second or third film. Pretty rad.
With Steven Richter’s killer directing, supported by a predominantly Oregon-based cast and crew, we knew that there could only be great things for this film. A huge congrats to everyone involved. We can’t wait to see where it goes.