Netflix is proud to present their slate of world premieres at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival (March 9-17 in Austin, TX), including three features, one documentary feature, and one documentary series. The world premieres include feature films First Match, 6 Balloons and The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter; documentary feature Take Your Pills, and documentary series Rapture.
First Match (Netflix Launch: March 30, 2018)
Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood decides that wrestling boys is the only way back to her estranged father. The film stars Elvire Emmanuel, Yahya Abdul Mahteen II, Colman Domingo, Jharrel Jerome and Jared Kemp. From producers Chanelle Elaine, Veronica Nickel and Bryan Unkeless, First Match is the first feature film for writer/director Olivia Newman.
Over the course of one night, a woman drives across LA with her heroin addict brother in search of a detox center, with his two year old daughter in tow. The film stars Dave Franco and Abbi Jacobson. 6 Balloons is written and directed by Marja-Lewis Ryan and produced by Samantha Housman, Ross Dinerstein, Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan.
The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter
The great hunter Buck Ferguson (Josh Brolin) and his trusted cameraman Don (Danny McBride) set out for an epic weekend adventure to reconnect with Buck’s young son (Montana Jordan). From the creators of Eastbound & Down
and Vice Principals, The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter is directed by Jody Hill and is produced by Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Jody Hill.
Netflix Original Documentary Feature
Take Your Pills (Netflix Launch: March 16)
Every era gets the drug it deserves. In America today, where competition is ceaseless from school to the workforce and everyone wants a performance edge, Adderall and other prescription stimulants are the defining drugs of this generation. From executive producers Christina Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver, producer Julie Goldman and duPont award-winning director Alison Klayman (Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry).
Netflix Original Documentary Series
Rapture (Netflix Launch: March 30)
From Mass Appeal, Rapture stares directly into the bright light that hip hop culture shines on the world and doesn’t blink. Throughout 8 episodes and featuring a diverse swath of artists — Nas and Dave East, T.I., Rapsody, Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 2 Chainz and Just Blaze – Rapture dives into the artists’ lives with their families and friends, to sitting front row in the studio and grinding on tour, to experiencing the ecstatic power of moving the crowd. Directors: Sacha Jenkins, Ben Selkow, Geeta Gandbhir, Steven Caple Jr., Marcus A. Clarke, Gabriel Noble. Executive Producers: Peter Bittenbender, Sacha Jenkins, Ben Selkow.