Austin producer Chris Ohlson has been selected to participate in the Sundance Institute’s Creative Producing Labs in late July.
Ohlson will take his project, "Pardon My Downfall," to Utah, where he will be joined by 10 other producers selected to participate in the labs. The movie is written by Austin brothers David and Nathan Zellner, who have taken numerous films to the Sundance Film Festival, and will be directed by David Zellner.
According to Sundance, the movie "tells the story of The Jibcutters, a country-western band as infamous for their debauchery as their musical talents, as they try to recapture their previous magic on one final tour through the American South."
Ohlson’s first produced feature was director John Bryant’s "The Overbook Brothers," which played South by Southwest in 2009 and released by IFC Films. He also served as executive producer on Paul Gordon’s " The Happy Poet" and was a co-producer of Bryan Poyser’s "Lovers of Hate."
The labs will take place from July 29 - August 2, followed by a Creative Producing Summit with 42 producers and directors and more than 40 independent film industry leaders. Austin producer Kelly Williams participated in the labs last year, working with mentor Sarah Green, who is serving as co-executive producer with Jeff Nichols on Williams’ and director Kat Candler’s feature film "Hellion."