Featured Speakers: Ethan Hawke, Kelly Garner, & Brittany Jones-Cooper
Ethan Hawke's Documentary The Last Movie Stars is screening as part of the SXSW Film Festival: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2022/films/2053819
Ethan Hawke launched his career in the iconic drama "Dead Poets Society." Thirty years and countless honors later—including four Academy Award nominations, as both an actor and writer—Hawke has established himself as a multifaceted artist: actor, screenwriter, director, producer, musician and best-selling novelist.
As a director, he next returns to nonfiction filmmaking with the six-part documentary “The Last Movie Stars,” a revealing look at the lives and work of legendary artists Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, which will debut on CNN+ and HBO Max later this year.
Onscreen, he will next star opposite Oscar Isaac in Marvel’s new television series, “Moon Knight,” which begins on March 30, 2022 exclusively on Disney+.
In 2020, he received career-best universal acclaim for his television debut, the Showtime limited series “The Good Lord Bird,” which he starred in, executive produced and co-wrote, winning a Peabody Award among numerous accolades.
Hawke’s prolific filmography includes numerous collaborations with filmmaker Richard Linklater, including “Boyhood” (Academy Award®, SAG, Golden Globe®, BAFTA), "Fast Food Nation," "Waking Life," "The Newton Boys,” "Tape,” and memorably the “Before” trilogy ("Before Sunrise" and its two sequels "Before Sunset" and "Before Midnight"). Hawke, Linklater and Julie Delpy received Academy Award® and Independent Spirit Award nominations for writing the latter two.
Previous to founding Treefort in early 2018, Garner was a TV producer and network development executive with posts at Syfy, Wilshire Studios/UCP NBCUniversal, and Pilgrim Studios. Series he produced include Rockstar: INXS, Rockstar: Supernova, Last Comic Standing, Clash of the Choirs, The Contender, Goldrush, Ax Men, Black Gold, Million Dollar Listing, and Running in Heels.
Kelly is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and is based in LA.
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