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Project of the Day: A Music Agent Signs His Father in ‘Thank You A Lot’

Project of the Day: A Music Agent Signs His Father in 'Thank You A Lot'

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“Thank You A Lot”

Tweetable Logline:

A two-bit music agent’s job and the livelihood of his clients are threatened when he’s forced to sign his reclusive musician father.

Elevator Pitch:

Set in Austin, Texas, THANK YOU A LOT, is about the rekindling of an estranged father and son relationship. Jack Hand, a small-time music agent, is forced by his management company to sign his reclusive and legendary musician father, James Hand, or lose his job and threaten the livelihood of his clients. Jack hustles his way through a vibrant and diverse music scene as he struggles to keep his clients and learn about his estranged father.

Production Team:

Writer/Director: Matt Muir
Producer: Chris Ohlson (“The Overbrook Brothers,” “The Happy Poet”)
Production Designer: Caroline Karlen (“The Happy Poet,” “Lovers of Hate,” “September Morning”)
Director of Photography: Harrison Witt – Director of Photography

About the Production:

“A few years ago, I walked into a usual haunt on a Tuesday night and saw the most incredible live show of my life. There was a guy who looked like Hank Williams and sang like Lefty Frizzell, but was just… different. He finished his set, said “Thank you a lot,” and walked out. Then he was on NPR. Terri Gross asked him why he finally made a record at age 53. He said: “Ma’am, some people pray for rain… and some people dig a well.” I knew then, that James Hand had to be in my film.” -Matt Muir

Current Status:

In production.

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