Skip Day

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USA / UK | 18' | 05/2018 | documentary

For seniors in Pahokee, a small, mainly African-American industrial town on Florida's Lake Okeechoboee, the Monday after prom is 'Skip Day.' Dozens of the students, miss their lessons, driving 60 miles to hang out and ponder their futures on the windy dunes of the Atlantic shoreline. The film intimately observes the shared joys of communal activity and extravagant display which bind these boisterous teenagers in their rites of passage towards an uncertain adulthood.

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Patrick Bresnan

Biography

Patrick Bresnan (Director/Producer/Cinematographer) is a visual artist and filmmaker. He received his formal education working for prominent Mission School artists Barry McGee (aka TWIST) and Clare Rojas. He co-directed the short documentary THE SEND-OFF (2016) with his partner Ivete Lucas. He directed THE RABBIT HUNT, which premiered in the US at Sundance and in Europe at the Berlinale. The Film won 21 awards including the 2018 Cinema Eye Award for Best Documentary Short. ROADSIDE ATTRACTION, a documentary short he co-directed with Lucas, premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2017. His feature documentary, Pahokee, premiered at Sundance 2019. Patrick holds a master’s degree in Sustainability from the University of Texas School of Architecture.

Filmography

  • Pahokee – 2019 – feature documentary
  • Skip Day – 2018 – short documentary
  • Roadside Attraction – 2017 – short documentary
  • The Rabbit Hunt – 2017 – short documentary
  • The Send Off – 2016 – short documentary
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Ivete Lucas

Biography

Ivete Lucas (Director/Producer/Editor) was born in Brazil and started her career in Mexico with a grant from the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) to direct the short film ASMA, which was shortlisted for the Mexican Academy Awards. Her short documentary THE SEND-OFF premiered at Sundance in 2016 and won jury awards at SXSW, AFI Fest and the SFIFF. She also produced and edited the award-winning film THE RABBIT HUNT (2017). SKIP DAY, which she co-directed and co-produced with partner Patrick Bresnan, premiered at Directors’ Fortnight in 2018. She is the director, producer, and editor of Pahokee (Sundance 2019). The duo was named among Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2016.

Filmography

  • Pahokee – 2019 – feature documentary
  • Skip Day – 2018 – short documentary
  • Roadside Attraction – 2017 – short documentary
  • The Rabbit Hunt – 2017 – short documentary
  • The Send Off – 2016 – short documentary
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Crew

Director: Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan
Producer: Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan
Co-Producer: Maida Lynn
Executive Producers: Gill Holland, Linda Dodwell, John Copeland and Beth Earl
Executive Producers: The Guardian: Charlie Phillips, Lindsay Poulton
Cinematographer: Patrick Bresnan, Joaquin del Paso
Sound: Eric Friend
Editor: Ivete Lucas
Protagonists: Jamelia Burroughs, Christopher Burgess Jr., Na’Kerria Nelso

Festivals

  • Director’s Fortnight, France (9 – 19 May, 2018)
    Official Selection Won: Illy Short Film Award
  • Sheffield Doc/Fest, United Kingdom (7 – 12 June, 2018)
    Short Film Competition
  • Champs-Élysées Film Festival, France (12 – 19 June, 2018)
    Official Competition
  • Kallida Music & Arts Festival, United Kingdom (22 – 24 June, 2018)
    Sheffield Doc/Fest program
  • Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico (20 – 29 July, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Kinemastik International Short Film Festival, Malta (27 – 29 July, 2018)
    Neck of the Woods
  • Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo (3 – 11 August, 2018)
    Short Dox Competition
  • Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, Brazil (22 August – 2 September, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Silhouette Film Festival, France (24 August – 1 September, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Pancevo Film Festival, Serbia (5 – 9 September, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Camden International Film Festival, United States (13 – 16 September, 2018)
    Official Short Film Selection
  • Message to Man International Film Festival, Russia (15 – 22 September, 2018)
    International Competition
  • LA Film Festival, United States (20 – 28 September, 2018)
    Official Competition
  • Encounters Festival, United Kingdom (25 – 30 September, 2018)
    Competition
  • Hamptons International Film Festival, United States (4 – 8 October, 2018)
    Short Documentary Competition
  • Mill Valley Film Festival, United States (4 – 14 October, 2018)
    Short Film Competition
  • Carbonia Film Festival, Italy (9 – 14 October, 2018)
    International Competition
  • BFI London Film Festival, United Kingdom (10 – 21 October, 2018)
    Official Shorts Selection
  • Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain (20 – 27 October, 2018)
    Time Of History – Documentary Competition
  • Morelia International Film Festival, Mexico (20 – 28 October, 2018)
    Mexican Documentary Short Film Section
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden (22 – 28 October, 2018)
    International Competition
  • Curta Cinema – Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, Brazil (24 – 31 October, 2018)
    International Competition Won: Best Directing Award
  • Denver Film Festival, United States (31 October – 11 November, 2018)
    Official Selection Won: Best Documentary Short
  • Doc Stories San Francisco, United States (1 – 4 November, 2018)
  • Tirana International Film Festival, Albania (2 – 9 November, 2018)
    International Short Documentary Competition
  • Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, Brazil (7 – 11 November, 2018)
    Official Competition
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (7 – 11 November, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany (13 – 18 November, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema, Brazil (14 – 21 November, 2018)
    International Competition
  • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Netherlands (14 – 25 November, 2018)
    Short Documentary Competition
  • Camera Obscura Fourth Annual Report, United States (15 – 18 November, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Séquence International Short Film Festival, France (21 – 25 November, 2018)
    Documentary Focus
  • Y’ALLYWOOD, United States (29 November – 2 December, 2018)
    Competition Won: Best Doc Short
  • Doc En Court, France (13 – 16 December, 2018)
    Official Selection Won: Grand Prix & Special Mention of the Student Jury
  • Miami Film Festival, United States (1 – 10 March, 2019)
    Official Selection
  • Portland International Film Festival, United States (7 – 21 March, 2019)
    Official Selection
  • Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine (17 – 21 April, 2019)
    The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
  • Montclair Film Festival, United States (3 – 12 May, 2019)
    Official Selection
  • VIS Vienna Shorts, Austria (28 May – 2 June, 2019)
    Those We Love
  • ShorTS International Film Festival, Italy (28 June – 6 July, 2019)
    Maremetraggio Section
  • Doxs! Dokumentarfilme Für Kinder Und Jugendliche, Germany (4 – 10 November, 2019)
    Official selection
  • Nitehawk Shorts Festival, United States (12 – 18 November, 2019)
    General Section

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Press materials

  • EPK:   Click here
  • Stills, Poster & Photo of Director:   Click here
  • Dialogue list English & French:   Click here
  • Downloadable teaser: not available