Last year, we called director Trent Harris the “best underground filmmaker you don’t know, but should.” The director of offbeat comedies, Harris has directed such films as “Rubin & Ed,” “Plan 10 from Outer Space” and his epic “Beaver Trilogy,” all of which have earned a cult following.
Now, Indiewire has an exclusive clip from his Sundance entry, “Beaver Trilogy Part IV,” which is premiering in the U.S. Documentary section at this year’s festival.
The synopsis reads: “In a parking lot in 1979, then amateur filmmaker Trent Harris would meet an energetic young performer from Beaver, Utah; the chance meeting would change their lives forever. Over the subsequent decades the encounter would be retold in a series of fictional remakes that would culminate in the 2001 Sundance Film Festival entry ‘Beaver Trilogy’ — but the film itself is only part of the story. ‘Beaver Trilogy Part IV’ explores Trent Harris’ eclectic career; and discovers the untold story of the original Beaver Kid. The overlapping narrative examines the ripple effect of both men’s Hollywood dreams and the blurred lines between reality and remake.”
Check out the exclusive clip and poster below: