Rick Alverson

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Rick Alverson
Born Patrick James Alverson Jr.
(1971-06-25) June 25, 1971 (age 43)
Spokane, Washington
Occupation film director, screenwriter, cinematographer, producer, musician
Years active 1996–present
Website
http://www.madebedproductions.com

Rick Alverson [R. Alverson] (born June 25, 1971) is an American filmmaker and musician from Richmond, Virginia.[1][2]

Films[edit]

He has made four feature films in conjunction with the independent label Jagjaguwar.[3] His first, The Builder (2010), is an existential character study of an Irish immigrant at odds with the promise of America.[4][5] New Jerusalem (2011), his second feature, starring Colm O'Leary and Will Oldham, again considered the immigrant experience but this time through the lens of religious ideology.[6][7][8] His third feature, The Comedy (2012), premiered in U.S. dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.[9] [10] Completed in the fall of 2011, the film starred comic Tim Heidecker in his first major dramatic role.[11] In 2011, he was awarded a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Production of his fourth feature Entertainment began summer 2014. [12]

Videos[edit]

Alverson has directed videos for Sharon Van Etten, Bonny Prince Billy, Benjamin Booker, Strand of Oaks, Night Beds and Gregor Samsa.[13]

Music[edit]

In addition to his directorial work he has released 9 records on Jagjaguwar, most recently with his band Spokane in 2007.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Discography[edit]

Spokane

  • Little Hours | Jagjaguwar (2007)
  • Measurement | Jagjaguwar (2005)
  • Able Bodies | Jagjaguwar (2003)
  • Close Quarters | Acuarela (2001)
  • Proud Graduates | Jagjaguwar (2001)
  • Leisure and Other Songs | Jagjaguwar (2000)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Film Festival Rotterdam: R. Alverson". Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "IMDB: R. Alverson". Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Various. "R. Alverson Artist Page". Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Kim, Brandon. "Jagjaguwar film release "The Builder," interview with director R. Alverson". Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Builder Film Website". Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Bell, Christopher. "SXSW Review: 'New Jerusalem' A Hypnotic Film Experience About Friendship And Religion". Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  7. ^ IFFR. "IFFR: New Jerusalem". 
  8. ^ Lawrenson, Edward. "Holy Trinity". Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  9. ^ Breznican, Anthony. "Sundance 2012 lineup: Time-travel, sex, and ... sex dominate competition". Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Made Bed Productions Site". Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "The Comedy (2012)". Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  12. ^ {{http://www.deadline.com/interstitial/?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.deadline.com%2F2014%2F07%2Fgregg-turkington-neil-hamburger-the-comedy-john-c-reilly-michael-cera-entertainment%2F}}
  13. ^ Alverson, Rick. "Made Bed Productions Site". Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "Spokane". Retrieved 24 November 2011.