Texas Feature Competition
Presented by: Panavision
A juried competition of films either shot in or relating to the Lone Star State
A Bad Idea Gone Wrong

BAD IDEA GONE WRONG is a comedy about two would-be thieves who accidentally arm the alarm system and have to break out of the house they just broke into. When they discover an unexpected house-sitter, they suddenly have to deal with a hostage situation, double crosses, sexual tensions, and discoveries that make their difficult escape even more dubious.

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The Big Spoon

Mallory and her long-term boyfriend Ben are looking forward to having the house to themselves, until Mallory’s flighty roommate comes home early with a surprise lover in tow. Four people in one tiny house proves more stressful than anyone bargained for and each has to decide which relationships are worth holding onto and which are not.

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Bomb City

Based on the true story of Brian Deneke, BOMB CITY is a crime-drama about the cultural aversion of a group of punk rockers in a conservative Texas town. Their ongoing battle with a rival, more-affluent clique leads to a controversial hate crime that questions the morality of American justice.

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The Honor Farm

When Lucy’s prom night falls apart, she finds herself jumping into a hearse headed for a psychedelic party in the woods. Looking for a thrill, the party wanders deeper into the forest, to a haunted prison work farm. A secret wish and a summoning of the dead sends the group on a mind-bending trip that may be a dangerous trap.

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Mr. Roosevelt

Emily Martin is a struggling 20-something who moved from Austin to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy after graduation. When a loved one falls sick, she returns to Austin where she runs into her ex-boyfriend, along with his intimidating new girlfriend. Low on funds and stuck in Texas for the weekend, Emily stays with them in her old, yet miraculously remodeled house. She quickly befriends a local female badass who shows Emily a good time and tries to keep her from spinning out over her own choices and the guilt she feels about leaving the past behind.

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Mustang Island

After a devastating breakup, Macon follows his ex to an off-season beach town, only to find himself entangled in a new romance with a local girl named Lee. A subtle comedic take on the tragedy of breakup, MUSTANG ISLAND is a small story about clumsy characters with big hearts, and a throwback to movies like Billy Wilder's THE APARTMENT as well as indie comedies like BOTTLE ROCKET.

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The Secret Life of Lance Letscher

THE SECRET LIFE OF LANCE LETSCHER is a deeply personal, psychological portrait of internationally known, and Austin based, collage artist Lance Letscher. Told through memories of trauma and triumph, the film provides a doorway into Letscher’s profound insights on creativity, the subconscious, work ethic and spirituality. Through his intricate artistic process, we witness the artist’s unwavering determination to stay in the moment—free of mind, thought and preconception. Featuring detailed images of more than a hundred of his collages, sculptures, and installations, viewers are offered a visual feast while gaining intimate access into Letscher’s methodical techniques and brilliant mind.

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