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December 2015

Click Here for an interview I did about The Samaritans. The interview was for "Frame of Mind" -- a series that runs on PBS/KERA (Dallas/Ft. Worth).
The Samaritans will be playing on PBS's KERA as part of the Best Texas Short Film showcase on December 17th! More information here.

Oh My God will be playing in Barcelona, Spain at the CCCB (Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona) as part of El Dia Mes Curt ( The Shortest Day Film Festival) on December 19th. More information here. Ironically, the "Shortest Day Film Festival" happens to take place during the shortest day of the year (the December solstice). This is really bizarre! What are the odds of that?

October/November 2015

More good news!

The Samaritans will be playing in the U.K. at the Nottingham Comedy Festival on Friday, November 6th (7-10 pm w/ intermission). Click here for more information.

We will also be playing at the CineSol Film Festival on Saturday, November 21st @ 1:30 pm. Click here for more information.

We will also be playing at the 24FPS International Short Film Festival on Saturday, November 7th @ 2pm in Abilene, TX at the historical Paramount Theater (pics of the venue below -- it's gorgeous!)

Paramount Theater AbileneParamount Theater Abilene Interior

August 2015

Awesome news! The Samaritans will have it's European Premiere at the 21st Annual Encounters Film Festival. It plays as part of The Late Lounge -- Friday, September 13th.

Click here for more details.

Also, The Samaritans will be playing in Colorado at the Crested Butte Film Festival this September -- more details to come.

 

May 2015

Good news!The Samaritans won the grand jury prize at SXSW for Best Texas Short -- it comes with a 1.5 million dollar cash prize!!!! Which is awesome!!! Also, it's not true . . . :-) But serioiusly, SXSW was fantastic, and it was an honor to play alongside several great films and be recognized.

The Samaritans SXSW Award

Next up,The Samaritans will be playing in Oklahoma City at the deadCENTER Film Festival. There are two screenings of the film: Friday, June 12th @ 9:15 pm and Sunday June 14th @ 5:00 pm. Click here for more information. The film will also be playing at the Oak Cliff Film Festival in Dallas on Sunday June 14th at 2:15 pm -- click here for more information.

 

February 2015

The Samaritans (formerly entitled John 3:16) will have it's world preimiere at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival! Click here for more information.

Special thanks to Kenneth E. Parris III for creating/painting this awesome poster and Dale Beckett for the graphic design work on the poster.

 

August 2014

Oh My God will be screening as part or Encounters Film Festival best of the last 20 years "late lounge" program! Screening is on September 17th at 10 pm in Bristol, U.K.. For tickets and more information click here, or click the the image below.

April 2014

Oh My God will be screening at the Wisconsin Film Festival on Monday, April 7th. It's part of a group of a curated group of shorts that the inimitable writer/director Todd Rohal has put togetherl -- don't miss this, cause it's going to be super weird and super fun! Program details are here.

March 2014

Momma's Boy will be screening at the North Charleston Arts Festival on Saturday, May 10th at 7pm -- part of a fantastic group of curated group of short films that Robert Putka has put together. If you live in South Carolina or close by, check it out! Program details are here.

Oh My God will be screening at Clermont-Ferrand again this March 20th. Free showing. Click here for program details.

January 2014

Screening times forOh My God at Clermont-Ferrand are here -- click to see the showtimes.

August 2013

I'm launching a kickstarter campaign for my latest short film! It's going to be a crazy and funny little movie -- and I need your help to make it into a reality. Please check the kickstarter page here!

July 2013:

Oh My God will be selected to play as part of Clermont-Ferrand's USA retrospective in 2014! This is a huge honor. So, if you happen to be there check it out!

Also, Oh My God will be playing as as part of the Austin Film Festival's "BEST OF FEST" for the last 20 years on August 14th.

DVDs for The Overbrook Brothers are now available at AMAZON. Click here to buy one!!!

 

June 2011:

The Overbrook Brothers is now available for rental or purchase at iTunes! So check it out here or click the image below!

The Overbrook Brothers iTunes

May 2011:

Cool news! A team of Austin-based filmmakers (well, mostly Austin based) are ganging up to do a remake of Richard Linklater's Slacker -- it'll be Slacker . . . just 20 years later. Here's an article from Slackerwood that discusses the project!

Slacker Remake -- 20 Years Later

The remake will be showcasing all new actors and the ever-evolving face of Austin (in all its glorious weirdness). I will be one of about 20 directors on this project -- each of us directing one segment. It should be fun and it's for a GREAT cause -- all proceeds will go to fund the Texas Filmmakers Prodution Fund (TFPF), which is one of THE VERY FEW places that still gives grant money to support film artists that reside in Texas. With a small donation, you can help fund the TFPF and also get free tickets to go watch the world premiere of the new Slacker remake (Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and even Kayne West will be in attendance). To learn more about the project or to donate to the cause, go here and check out the Austin Film Society's website.

Also, The Overbrook Brothers will be playing on the Sundance channel this month! Click here or on the picture below for more information (SCREENING TIMES ARE ON THE PICTURE BELOW!)

The Overbrook Brothers -- Sundance Channel December May 2011

March 2011:

The Overbrook Brothers is now available via SundanceNow -- you can watch the film streaming online (as well as numerous other films)!

Go here and you can watch the film now!

Overbrook Brothers SundanceNow

The Overbrook Brothers -- Now available at SundanceNow

Go see "The Good Neighbor" at SXSW. My friend Jake Vaughn directed it (I wrote it). It's very funny and it stars the always affable Chris Doubek. Click here for the schedule (look on the right hand side of the screen)!

The Good Neighbor -- Directed by Jacob Vaughn

The Good Neighbor

Also, be sure to check out "Kevin". It's a documentary about a great Austin musician, Kevin Gant, and it's directed by my good friend Jay Duplass. It's a great little documentary and that plays Sunday, March 13th at 4:30 pm at the Alamo South. For more information click here. For a sample of Kevin's music, click here and watch this music video.

Kevin -- Directed by Jay Duplass

Kevin

November 2010:

The Overbrook Brothers will be playing on The Sundance Channel this month! Click here for screen times!

Please add The Overbrook Brothers to your NETFLIX queue -- it will really help us.

Once enough people add the film to their queues, Netflix will make it available. Go here to add it, or click icon above!

October 2010:

Good News! Just finished shooting a new short film with my friend and long-time collaborator, Jason Foxworth. Should have a completed version of the film sometime in 2011 (we're taking a leisurely, zen-like approach with our post-production schedule).

May 2010

Screen Door Films will be hosting a free screening of The Overbrook Brothers in Austin on Wednesday, June 16th at 7:00 p.m. at U.T..

Momma's Boy will be playing on Channel 4 in Ireland on 5/24 at 3:45 a.m..So, if you're up super late on Sunday night (technically, early Monday morning), and you're in Ireland . . . check out Momma's Boy!

April 2010

LOVEolution will be playing on April 14th in Jena, Germany (Wednesday) as part of the Cellu l'art Open Air festival. So, all you Oh My God fans in Germany -- come check out the prequel!!!

March 2010

Good news! Momma's Boy will be playing on Ireland's Channel 4! Will announce air times as they become public.

February 2010

The Overbrook Brothers trailer is online! Click here to go to IFC's home page for the movie, or watch the trailer below!

  

Watch it ON DEMAND starting February 17th.

December 2009

Good news! We can finally announce that IFC has picked up the rights to The Overbrook Brothers and will relase it on VOD on February 17th, 2010. Click here to read the press release!

October 2009

The Overbrook Brothers wins three awards at Bend Film Festival!

  • Best Actor -- Mark Reeb
  • Best Screenplay -- John Bryant & Jason Foxworth
  • Best of Show -- with $10,000 grand prize!

The Overbrook Brothers will be playing at the 18 1/2 Philadelphia Film Festival. Screening times are:

Friday, October 16th, 9:45 pm -- Ritz Bourse A
Saturday, October 17th, 2:45 pm -- Ritz Bourse C

Click here for more information.

The Overbrook Brothers will be playing this weekend at the Bend Film Festival in Oregon. Actor Mark Reeb will be in attendance for Q&A's after the screening. Here are the screening times:

Friday, October 9th, 8:00 pm, Regal 5
Saturday, October 10th, 10:00 am, Sisters Movie House
Saturday, October 10th, 8:00 pm, McMenamins 1

Click here for more information.

September 2009

U.K. Premiere -- The Overbrook Brothers will have it's U.K. premiere at the 17th Annual Raindance Film Festival! Click here for more information and screening times.

New York Premiere -- The Overbrook Brothers will be playing in competition at the 10th annual Woodstock Film Festival. Click here for more information and screening times.

The Overbrook Brothers will play at the 2009 Chesapeake Bay Film Festival. Click here for more information and screening times. John and writing partner, Jason Foxworth, will be in attendance.

May 2009
The Overbrook Brothers will play at the 2009 Seattle International Film Festival! Click here for more information and screening times.

The Overbrook Brothers will play at the 2009 Maryland Film Festival! Click here for screening times and more information.


April 2009
The Overbrook Brothers will play at the 27th Annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival! Click here for more information and screening times.


March 2009
The Overbrook Brothers, John's feature directorial debut, will have it's world premiere at SXSW. For screening times and more information, visit TheOverbrookBrothers.com.

Become a fan of The Overbrook Brothers on FACEBOOK! Or MYSPACE (for those of you out there that still do that sort of thing ...)

Cinematical.com
gives The Overbrook Brothers a nice shout-out / review on their SXSW wrap-up report.

DFW.com
lists The Overbrook Brothers as 1 of 10 movies you SHOULD NOT miss at SXSW!

Austin Chronicle interview
with John Bryant on The Overbrook Brothers.

Ain't It Cool News writes nice review on The Overbrook Brothers.

Film School Rejects interview with John Bryant on The Overbrook Brothers.

Efilmcritic interview with John Bryant on The Overbrook Brothers.

IndieWire interview with John Bryant on The Overbrook Brothers.

Matt Dentler gives The Overbrook Brothers a nice shout out on his Indiewire blog!

The Overbrook Brothers on IMDB.com


November 2008
LOVEolution is picked up for distribution in France by Canal+!

LOVEolution is picked up for distribution in Spain by Sogecable!


October 2008
LOVEolution will play as part of the San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival. Click here for more information.


March 2008
Principal photography starts on John's first feature!

LOVEolution will have it's world premiere at SXSW.

LOVEolution
on IMDB.com

January 2008
Baghead, a feature that John produced with Jay and Mark Duplass, was purchased after it's premiere at Sundance 2008 by Sony Pictures Classics.

Baghead on IMDB.com -- and the OFFICIAL WEBSITE / TRAILER is here!


December 2007
John's short film, LOVEolution, has been accepted to the 2008 SXSW Film Festival.