Texas Competition
A JURIED COMPETITION OF FILMS EITHER SHOT IN OR RELATING TO THE LONE STAR STATE
The winner of the Texas Competition receives a Grand Jury Prize of a camera package rental worth $30,000 from Panavision.
The Bounceback
USA, 2013, 92 min., Color

Breaking up is hard to do. Being hopelessly in love and trying to endure a weekend in the same city as your ex makes it even harder. When Stan (Michael Stahl-David) learns that his ex, Cathy (Ashley Bell), will be in Austin for the weekend, he hops on the first flight to the Lone Star State in hopes of “accidentally” running into her there. Little does he know that he’ll be greeted by another breakup crisis between his friends Jeff (Zach Cregger) and Kara (Sara Paxton), who are hell-bent on keeping Stan and Cathy apart.

After cavorting through Austin’s honkytonks, nightclubs, and a cutthroat air-sex competition, Stan and Cathy find bouncing back from their heartache to be unexpectedly complicated. An outrageous and heartfelt comedy, THE BOUNCEBACK is Bryan Poyser's follow-up to his hit film, LOVERS OF HATE.

Screening with: Slash,
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Director
Bryan Poyser
Screenwriter
Bryan Poyser, David Degrow Shotwell, Steven Walters
Producer
Megan Gilbride, Trace Sheehan
Executive Producer
Ross M. Dinerstein, Kevin Iwashina
Cinematographer
PJ Raval
Editor
Don Swaynos
Production Design
Michael Bricker
Cast
Ashley Bell, Zach Cregger, Sara Paxton, Michael Stahl-David, Addison Timlin, Justin Arnold, Marshall Allman

Director Bio
Bryan Poyser is a two-time Independent Spirit Award nominated director from Austin, Texas. His second feature LOVERS OF HATE premiered in the US Dramatic Competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards. Bryan was previously nominated for the Independent Spirit “Someone to Watch” Award in 2005 for his first feature, DEAR PILLOW. Bryan served as the Director of Artist Services for the Austin Film Society for 5 years and remains on its board of directors.
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