2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Chicken People

Tuesday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:23PM

Stateside Theatre
719 Congress Ave


Hashtags: #sxsw #ChickenPeople

In a high stakes world where a single broken feather can mean a shattered dream, CHICKEN PEOPLE follows the trials and tribulations of those who breed exotic birds in the world of competitive poultry. In the tradition of SPELLBOUND comes a feature documentary about three remarkably rich and diverse personalities who come together to compete in their shared passion to raise the perfect chicken. The film will follow the struggles and triumphs of these characters, along with a wide array of competitors-both human and chicken-from the Ohio National Poultry Show, considered the Westminster of Chickens, to the Dixie Classic in Tennessee.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2016
Runtime: 83min

Director: Nicole Lucas Haimes

Executive Producer: Jayson Dinsmore, Lewis Bogach, John Miller-Monzon, Nicole Lucas Haimes

Producer: Terry Leonard, Caroline Kaplan, Christopher Clements, Julie Goldman

Cinematographer: Martina Radwan

Editor: Kevin Klauber, ACE; Sara Booth

Music: Michael Hearst

Additional Credits: Co-Producers: Carolyn Hepburn, : Diane Becker

Principal Cast: Brian Caraker, Brian Knox, Shari McCollough


Nicole Lucas Haimes, an award winning filmmaker, has produced and directed documentaries for broadcast and cable television on a range of subjects from police corruption to gene science to a celebration of Alfred Hitchcock. She lives in Venice, CA with her husband and two sons. CHICKEN PEOPLE is her feature documentary directorial debut.

Distributor: John Miller-Monzon, Director, CMT Development News and Documentaries

Public Film Contact
Carolyn Hepburn
Motto Pictures
(718) 923-5600

Publicity Contact
Tiffany Malloy



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