Roundtable With the Cast and Director-Writer of 'The Myth of the American Sleepover'

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At this year's SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, "The Myth of the American Sleepover" won the award for best ensemble cast. What makes the award so special is the fact that the cast is composed of unknown actors, many of whom were making their onscreen debut, with a writer-director who had never previously directed a full-length feature. The film, which was made for about $50,000 and was filmed in just five weeks, was also an official selection at Cannes for the festival's International Critics' Week, a selection for AFI Fest, winner of the American Indie Newcomer Prize at the Munich International Film Fest, the Prix du Jury at the Deauville American Film Fest, and Best Narrative Feature Award at the New Orleans Film Fest.Back Stage chatted with writer-director David Robert Mitchell and actors Brett Jacobsen ("Scott"), Amanda Bauer ("Claudia"), and Claire Sloma ("Maggie") about this surprising breakout that might.
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