Before Slacker, an experimental narrative revolving around 24 hours in the lives of 100 characters, garnered acclaim in 1991, Richard Linklater had made many shorts and completed a Super 8 feature, It's Impossible To Plow By Reading Books (1988).
Linklater's additional credits include the 70's cult hit Dazed and Confused (1993); Before Sunrise (1995), for which he won the Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear Award for Best Director; SubUrbia (1997); The Newton Boys (1998), a western/gangster film set in the 1920s; the animated feature Waking Life (2001); the real-time drama Tape (2001); the hit comedy School of Rock (2003); $5:15 An Hour (TV); Before Sunset (2004) which earned him an Academy Award nomination; Bad New Bears (2005); A Scanner Darkly (2006); Fast Food Nation (2006); Inning By Inning: A Portrait of a Coach (2008); Me and Orson Welles (2009); Bernie (2012); Up To Speed (2012, Hulu); Before Midnight (2013); and Boyhood (2014).
Linklater also serves as the Artistic Director for the Austin Film Society, which he founded in 1985 to showcase films from around the world that were not typically shown in Austin. Now one of the nation’s top film organizations, The Austin Film Society shows over 200 films a year, has educational programs, and has given out over $1,500,000 in grants to Texas filmmakers since 1996.
Everybody Wants Some!!
Currently in post-production
Life From Shiva's Dance Floor (2003)
Watch on DVD
It's Impossible to Learn to Plow
by Reading Books (1988)*
*Available as special feature on
Slacker Criterion DVD
Next Deadline: Submit before December 1, 2015.
We accept applications for the Fall (September through
December) term until August 1st every year.
We accept applications for the Spring (January through
April) term until December 1st every year.
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August) term until April 1st every year.
Detour Filmproduction offers semester-long, unpaid internships
in Austin, TX. While the internship is clerical, we strive to show
our interns the ins and outs of a small production company. We
hope each intern will leave here with important contacts in the industry.
Must have a schedule that fits our needs
Must be able to work around 12 hours a week
Must have vehicle
Must have outstanding telephone skills
Must be good with research
Must handle him/herself well in a situation with directors/celebrities
Must be able to keep busy when there is downtime