2016 Schedule

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

Greener Grass

Saturday, March 12
2:00PM - 3:42PM

Hashtags: #sxsw

In this dark comedy of manners, soccer moms Jill and Lisa seek the approval of their “friends” - at all costs. This surreal world is just on the edge of consciousness; suburbia through the looking glass. Every adult wears painful braces on their straight teeth, couples coordinate meticulously pressed outfits, and coveted family members become pawns in this competition for acceptance. Greener Grass explores one’s willingness to endure present pain in exchange for future validation – or at least a perfect smile.

Section: Narrative Shorts Competition
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 14min

Director: Paul Briganti

Executive Producer: Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe

Producer: Briana Frapart

Screenwriter: Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe

Cinematographer: Elie Smolkin

Editor: Tim Wilkerson

Production Designer: Taylor Slingerland

Sound Designer: Brian Goodheart

Music: Samuel Nobles

Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Patrick Glendening, Art Director: Ian Lapidus, Colorist: Kholi Hicks

Principal Cast: Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe, Nick Kocher, Brian McElhaney, Mitch Magee, Paxton Booth, Levi Srebalus


Paul Briganti's short DONALD AND JESS premiered at the 2015 SXSW film festival. He produced and directed MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT SHOW (MTV) and ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING (TruTV) and directed the NBC pilot, IMAGINARY FRIEND (2015).

Public Film Contact
Dawn Luebbe
Gulp Splash Productions
(917) 822-3767

Publicity Contact
Dawn Luebbe



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