2016 Schedule

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

The First Men

Saturday, March 12
11:30AM - 1:03PM


Hashtags: #sxsw #firstmen

An overextended teacher bumps into a troubled student while at the mall with her mom.

Section: Narrative Shorts Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 13min

Director: Benjamin Kegan

Producer: Chandra C. Silver

Screenwriter: Benjamin Kegan, Stacey Richter

Cinematographer: Angelos Rompolis

Editor: Benjamin Kegan

Production Designer: Martina Crivella

Sound Designer: Woody Woodhall

Music: Julian Cassia

Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Chloe Lenihan, Casting Director: Matthew Maisto

Principal Cast: Maria Blasucci, Bo Mitchell, Barbara Robertson, Angela Struck


Benjamin Kegan is a New York-based filmmaker and M.F.A Film candidate at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. He received a 2014 Davey Foundation grant for Emerging Artists and a James Bridges development grant for directing actors.

Distributor: Chandra Silver

Public Film Contact
Chandra Silver
Silver Lining Film Group
(917) 209-4016

Publicity Contact
Chloe Lenihan



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