Rudderless

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Rudderless
Directed byWilliam H. Macy
Produced byKeith Kjarval
Brad Greiner
Written byJeff Robison
Casey Twenter
StarringWilliam H. Macy
Felicity Huffman
Billy Crudup
Laurence Fishburne
Anton Yelchin
Ben Kweller
Jamie Chung
Selena Gomez
CinematographyEric Lin
Editing byJohn Axelrad
Release datesJanuary 24, 2014
(Sundance Film Festival)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
 
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Rudderless
Directed byWilliam H. Macy
Produced byKeith Kjarval
Brad Greiner
Written byJeff Robison
Casey Twenter
StarringWilliam H. Macy
Felicity Huffman
Billy Crudup
Laurence Fishburne
Anton Yelchin
Ben Kweller
Jamie Chung
Selena Gomez
CinematographyEric Lin
Editing byJohn Axelrad
Release datesJanuary 24, 2014
(Sundance Film Festival)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Rudderless is an American musical drama directed by William H. Macy, his feature film directorial debut. The films stars Macy, Felicity Huffman, Billy Crudup, Laurence Fishburne, Anton Yelchin, Ben Kweller and Selena Gomez. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2014.[1]

Plot Summary[edit]

Sam is a former high-profile advertising executive whose life has been torn apart by the tragic death of his son. Off the grid, living on a docked sailboat, he drowns his pain in alcohol. When Sam discovers a box filled with his son’s demo tapes and lyrics, his own child’s musical talent is a revelation for him, a grieving father who felt he’d been absent from his son’s life. Communing with his deceased son’s dashed dreams, Sam learns each song and eventually musters the will to play one at a local bar. When Quentin, a young musician in the audience, is captivated by the song, the unlikely duo forms a rock band that becomes surprisingly popular and changes both of their lives.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Jeff Robison and Casey Twenter worked together on the screenplay for about five months in the fall of 2008. William H. Macy spent a year reworking the screenplay with the writers once he came aboard the project.[2] Principal photography started on April 21, 2013 in Oklahoma City and Guthrie, Oklahoma.[3] Scenes were shot at University of Central Oklahoma.[4] Filming wrapped on May 26, 2013.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ford, Rebecca (April 1, 2013). "Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Selena Gomez, Laurence Fishburne Join 'Rudderless'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ McDonnell, Brandy (April 19, 2013). "William H. Macy begins shooting directorial debut "Rudderless" Sunday in Oklahoma". NewsOK.com. p. 2. Retrieved May 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ McDonnell, Brandy (April 21, 2013). "Ben Kweller joins Oklahoma-made film "Rudderless" as filming begins today". NewsOK.com. Retrieved May 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ Christine (May 22, 2013). "William H. Macy’s ‘Rudderless’ filming in Oklahoma today". On Location Vacations. Retrieved May 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ —, Jamie (May 26, 2013). "Twitter / jamiechung1 : That's a wrap! #rudderless ...". Twitter.com. 

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