Fandor has won the distribution rights for "Easy," the new short film by Dallas-based writer/director Daniel Laabs. The film follows two brothers, one entering adulthood, the other becoming a teenager. The film will play on Fandor starting March 7, the day of its debut at SXSW.
Laabs's earlier films "Sleet/Snow" and "8" will also play as part of a Laabs showcase, part of Fandor's "Spotlight on Texas." The program will also feature work by Richard Linklater, the Zellner brothers, the Duplass brothers, Eric Steele's "Cork's Cattlebaron" starring Robert Longstreet, the debut film by Tobe Hooper, "Eggshells," and Eagle Pennell's "The Whole Shootin' March," alongside a documentary about Pennell, "The King of Texas."
In addition to wining the Grand Jury Prize for Texas Shorts for "8" at SXSW 2011, Laabs' "Sleet/Snow" played at SXSW in 2009 as a part of the Austin Film Society Shorts Showcase.