2016 Schedule

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

Shovel Buddies

Saturday, March 19
10:45AM - 12:10PM

Alamo Lamar D
1120 S Lamar Blvd


Hashtags: #sxsw #ShovelBuddies

Jimmy’s (Alex Neustaedter) best friend Sammy has died of leukemia leaving behind one final wish: ensure his body is buried in his favorite football jersey. Jimmy and his friends, including his ex-friend Dan (Kian Lawley), his little brother Lump, and his crush Kate (Bella Thorne) join the adventure of a lifetime as they spend one unforgettable night fulfilling their friend's final request.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 85min

Director: Simon Atkinson & Adam Townley

Executive Producer: Brett Bouttier, Shauna Phelan, Bella Thorne, Jason Hellerman

Producer: Brian Robbins, Matt Kaplan, Dean Schnider, Ali Itri, Benjamin Forkner, Larry Shapiro, Brin Lukens, Don Dunn

Screenwriter: Jason Hellerman

Cinematographer: Jason McCormick

Editor: Brendan Walsh, Jonnie Scarlett

Production Designer: Ariana Nakata

Additional Credits: Casting By: John Jackson, CSA, Costume Designer: Kameron Lennox, Co-Producer: Robyn Marshall

Principal Cast: Bella Thorne, Kian Lawley, Alex Neustaedter, Anton Starkman, Philip Labes, James C. Burns, Jenny Cooper


Si & Ad have worked as a directing duo for over a decade, meeting as in-house designers at Virgin Records. They have enjoyed a prolific career in music videos and commercials, developing their penchant for intricate films which never let the technique get in the way of being touching, charming and filmic. SHOVEL BUDDIES is their debut feature film.

Public Film Contact
Matt Kaplan
Awesomeness Films
(424) 293-5951

Publicity Contact
Courtney Love Gavin



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