napoleon dynamite

Original NAPOLEON DYNAMITE

Article: Original NAPOLEON DYNAMITE

As a film student at Brigham Young University, Jared Hess created the short PELUCA, shot in two days on a budget under $500 and screened at the 2003 Slamdance Film Festival. It should be familiar, because this film would later provide the foundation for NAPOLEON DYNAMITE. [Via]

Dynamite photographer

Article: Dynamite photographer

Did you know that actor Aaron Ruell aka Kip from NAPOLEON DYNAMITE–the movie that spawned countless catchphrases–is also an accomplished photographer? [Via]

Who'd You Pick up at SXSW?

Article: Who'd You Pick up at SXSW?

South By Southwest is one of the select few festivals where industry and acquisitions types show up to do business, namely the business of buying films. Sundance Channel got into the action this year by acquiring the North American broadcast rights to the controversial documentary 638 WAYS TO KILL CASTRO [www.638waystokillcastro.com]. Magnolia Pictures also swooped…