Big thanks to everyone who made it out to the World Premiere of The Immortalists. We couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out. The stellar team at SXSW rolled out the red carpet without a hitch. Dr. Bill Andrews and Molly Sheridan were there on tap to answer questions about telomeres, ultra-running and what is was like participating in an intimate documentary for three years. It was great having some of the subjects out to the screenings to connect directly with audience.
Despite the cruddy weather, the audience came out in droves for the three screenings. They laughed, cried, jeered and cheered. The questions during the Q&A were thought provoking and excellent. Our hope is that the discussions about the philosophy and science of radical longevity last well beyond the theater– and that is certainly what we experienced, chatting with festival-goers into the wee hours.
We got great write ups in IndieWire, Huffington Post, LA Weekly and more soon! Also, IndieWire’s Beth Hanna tapped The Immortalists in the Top 10 best of the fest. The directors gave full length interviews with BYOD and No Film School, which should post soon!
We brought a full crew to represent the film including both directors, Jason Sussberg and David Alvarado, producer Kate McLean, executive producer Chuck Braverman, editor Annu Lilja, and sound designer Peter Albrechtsen who came all the way from Denmark!