Sundance Alum Olivia Silver Directing First Feature 'Arcadia'
Recent Oscar nominee John Hawkes stars in the indie coming-of-age drama.
Writer-director Olivia Silver is making her directorial debut with the indie coming-of-age drama Arcadia. John Hawkes stars in the film, which is shooting in Los Angeles this month.
Silver's UCLA thesis short film Little Canyon screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. Arcadia is a feature-length version of the short that was developed at the Sundance Institute's producing and directing labs. In the film, Hawkes plays Tom, a father struggling through a rough relationship with his twelve-year-old daughter (played by Ryan Simpkins) while taking their family across the country to California. Ty Simpkins and Kendall Toole round out the main cast.
The DViant Films/Poisson Rouge Pictures project is being produced by Julien Favre and Silenn Thomas. The film is backed by producer Jai Stefan’s Shrink Entertainment and executive producer Jeremy Bailer’s Madrose Inc., in association with Rick Rosenthal’s White Water Entertainment.
Silver is repped by Apostle Management.
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