'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Directors to Be Honored at HollyShorts Festival (Exclusive)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo will be honored at the 10th annual HollyShorts Film Festival on opening night. The opening night of the 10-day festival will also feature Luke Wilson's short film Satellite Beach, which follows the journey of the Endeavor space shuttle through the streets of L.A. and the final move of the Atlantis space shuttle to the Kennedy Space Center.
The HollyShorts Film Festival runs Aug. 14-23 at the TCL Chinese Theatre and the Roosevelt Hotel. The complete schedule, featuring around 400 shorts, will be announced later this week.
The Russo brothers, who are confirmed to direct the third installment of Captain America for Marvel, got their start as indie filmmakers and later went on to direct and produce shows like Arrested Development and Community. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which hit theaters in April, has earned a stellar $713.2 million worldwide to date.
Luke Wilson and his brother Andrew Wilson co-wrote and co-directed Satellite Beach. Steve Eckelman and Christopher Mallick produced the film, which has won a number of awards at fests like the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and the High Desert International Film Festival.
"We are proud to present Joe and Anthony Russo with the 2014 HollyShorts Visionary Award on opening night. We've seen their meteoric ascent through the years, and what's special about them is how they always look to inspire the next generation of filmmakers — and that's what our festival is all about," said HollyShorts founders and directors Theo Dumont and Daniel Sol. "We are equally thrilled to showcase Luke Wilson's incredible short film Satellite Beach, which has been making headlines across the country at some of the best festivals."