Click here to visit TOH! on indiewire.com and watch the clip. TOH! has scored an exclusive clip to SXSW premiere "Thank You A Lot," centering on a struggling Austin music manager who is facing the possibility of losing his job unless he signs with his reclusive country music father (played by real-life underground country star James Hand). Check it out, below. The film has its world premiere in the narrative spotlight section at South By on March 7, the opening day of the fest. It's written and directed by Austin filmmaker Matt Muir, and produced by Chris Ohlson ("Kumiko the Treasure Hunter").
Thank You A Lot, Matt Muir’s feature film debut, will premiere on Friday March 7th in the Narrative Spotlight section of the SXSW Film Festival, with additional screenings March 9th and 14th. Blake plays struggling music manager Jack Hand, whose livelihood– and that of his clients and only friends– depends on his signing a certain reclusive Texas music legend, who also happens to be his estranged father, to his company’s roster of talent.
More information is available via the film’s schedule page. Click here to visit.
Producers of the acclaimed electro-pop opera Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 are planning a feature film adaptation of the Off Broadway spectacle to the big screen.
Independent film director Abe Sylvia (Dirty Girl, Showtime’s Nurse Jackie) is attached to capture the immersive experience of The Great Comet. It’s a wholly theatrical environment, and Sylvia and co. are hoping to bring that experience into a film context that’s part HD live recording, part concert film, part feature film, and part music video.
The team—led by Sylvia but including the show’s creator and original star Dave Malloy, director Rachel Chavkin, and Tony-winning producers Howard and Janet Kagan—is eyeing most or all of the current cast to reprise their roles.
The Original Cast Recording is now available for purchase at Amazon and iTunes. Below are samples of Blake’s featured numbers on the album.
Dave Malloy’s electro-pop opera Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, featuring a “touching performance from Blake DeLong” (Marilyn Stasio, Variety), opened last night to rave reviews from The New York Times, The New York Post, Time Out New York, and others.
In The New York Times , Charles Isherwood writes, “When that comet streaks through the sky at the hushed climax of the show, Pierre experiences an epiphany that had my heart leaping into my throat, as he sang with humble joy of the mysterious workings of human affections. Having come to realize that his abiding love for Natasha has grown even richer, Pierre is wonder-struck at the discovery that compassion for another’s suffering can bring us a pleasure as profound as the fulfillment of our own greatest desires.”
More review highlights can be found by visiting BroadwayWorld’s Reveiw Roundup.