Artist Brock Enright packs a minivan and travels across the country with his longtime girlfriend
Kirsten Deirup to create his first major New York City solo show at her family's cabin in Mendocino,
California. Brock dives into his work, disregarding the gallery's mandated budget, schedule, and
Kirsten's financial concerns for life after the show. The couple soon begins making an often violent
and sexually graphic road film that pushes boundaries and sets the artist on an irreversible path
toward an impending emotional breakdown.
Once at the cabin, Brock works under Kirsten's family's watchful eye, and already mounting tension
increases between the couple as Kirsten witnesses Brock's inability to manage the project and
support them financially. When the gallery's director arrives to check on Brock's progress and finds
his work barely started, Brock's already fragile reality further spirals out of control. The viewer must
wonder if the episode is an artistic performance in itself or a genuine plea for help.
Premiered at SxSW 2009, won a Special Jury Prize at the Sarasota film festival, played Hot Docs
film festival in Toronto, and premiered in Europe at the Oslo International Film Festival.
DOCUMENTARY / HDCAM / STEREO / 79 MINUTES
JODY LEE LIPES - Director, Cinematographer, Producer
Jody Lee Lipes is a filmmaker residing in New York City. His first feature length screenplay, the
period drama Confederacy
, was selected for the 2011 Sundance Screenwriters Lab.
Other projects include NY Export: Opus Jazz
, a scripted adaptation of a Jerome Robbins' ballet,
which Jody wrote and co-directed. After winning an Audience Award at SxSW 2010, Opus Jazz
had a limited theatrical release, aired on PBS and BBC, and earned a Rose d'Or Nomination.
Jody's documentary feature, Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be The Same
, follows an
emerging artist creating his first solo show at a prominent gallery in New York City. After
premiering at SxSW and Hot Docs 2009, the film was released by Factory 25 in 2010.
In addition to lensing his own projects Jody has earned DP credits on the features Martha Marcy
(Sundance 2011), Tiny Furniture
(Winner SxSW 2010, Independent Spirit Award
Nominee for Best Cinematography 2011), Two Gates of Sleep
(Cannes / London 2010),
(Cannes / NYFF 2008), and Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell
(Berlin / Edinburgh 2008).
Jody recently completed shooting HBO's Judd Apatow / Lena Dunham pilot Girls
, and is currently
in production on Margaret Brown's Untitled Oil Documentary
KYLE MARTIN - Producer
Kyle's first film as an independent producer was the short Blue Dress
, winner of the Best Student
Film Award at the Hamptons International Film Festival. Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur
, his first feature length documentary, premiered at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival, was
released theatrically by Plexi later that year, and aired on the Sundance Channel in the spring of
2009. His follow up feature length documentary, Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be The
, premiered at SxSW 2009, and was released by Factory 25 in 2010.
Kyle went on to produce NY Export: Opus Jazz
, the first feature film adaptation of a Jerome
Robbins' work since West Side Story
. Opus Jazz won an audience award at SxSW 2010, aired
nationwide on PBS's Great Performances, and was nominated for a Rose d'Or. Kyle's second
narrative feature, Lena Dunham's Tiny Furniture
, won the Grand Jury Prize at South by
Southwest 2010, and will be released by IFC later this year.
Kyle is currently in development on several narrative and documentary feature films.
LANCE EDMANDS - Editor
Lance Edmands graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 2005. His first narrative
feature as editor, Tiny Furniture
, won the Grand Jury Prize at South by Southwest 2010.
Additional editing credits include Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell
, and Brock
Enright: Good Times Will Never Be The Same
Lance is currently developing his first feature as writer/director entitled Bluebird
, which was
included in the 2010 Sundance Screenwriting/Directing lab.
ANDREW RENZI - Executive Producer
Andrew Renzi attended Brown University where he studied Literary Arts, focusing on playwriting
and screenwriting. Soon after Andrew began working with director Luke Greenfield's Wide Awake
Productions, Sony Pictures, and American Empirical Pictures under writer/director Wes Anderson.
Andrew earned his first Executive Producer credit on the narrative feature Afterschool
(Cannes/New York '08) which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and released by IFC.
In 2009 Andrew aligned with Cornerstore Entertainment and Co-Produced the film Sympathy
starring Mark Ruffalo, Juliette Lewis, Laura Linney, and Orlando Bloom.
Sympathy premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and won the Special Jury Prize.
In the Spring of 2009 he produced the film Two Gates of Sleep
which premiered at the 2010
Cannes Film Festival, and he recently worked with Mickey Rourke on Wild Horses
. Andrew is
currently writing and developing several narrative projects.