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The Big Screen: Taking The Short Route To Sundance

by Stephen Becker 30 Jan 2014 8:30 AM

Dallas’ Toby Halbrooks joins us to talk about his short film, Dig, which he took to the Sundance Film Festival, and about how a political party has attached extra meaning to its sparse story.


The recently wrapped Sundance Film Festival featured movies by major directors like Richard Linklater. But it also devoted screens to first-time directors, including Dallas’ Toby Halbrooks. You may know him as a producer of David Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints and Shane Carruth’s Upstream Color, both out last year. Now, he’s trying his hand at directing with his first short, Dig. He joins our Big Screen team to talk about taking the film to Sundance and how a certain political party has found added meaning in the sparse story.

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