The Send-Off

About

Emboldened by a giant block party on the evening of their high school prom, a group of students enter the night with the hope of transcending their rural town and the industrial landscape that surrounds them.

Screens with

2016 Program

Year

2016

Country

USA

Runtime

13 min

Genre

Documentary

Credits

Directors

Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan

Producer

Patrick Bresnnan

Cinematography

Joaquin Del Passo

Editing

Ivete Lucas

Sound

Eric Friend

Colorist

Joe Malina

Artist Bio

vete Lucas was born in Brazil and started her filmmaking career in Mexico. At age 23 she received a grant from the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) to direct her first short film ASMA, which was shortlisted for the Mexican Academy Awards and released nationally in select movie theaters. She has directed a number of award winning short films and documentaries, including The Send-Off, which premiered at Sundance '16 and won jury awards at SXSW and San Francisco Film Festival. She holds an MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin.


Patrick Bresnan is a visual artist and filmmaker. He received his formal education working for notable Mission School artists Clare Rojas and Barry McGee (a.k.a. TWIST) in the creation of new work for exhibitions in the US and abroad. His video art and installations have been displayed in galleries and museums. His short documentary THE SEND-OFF premiered at Sundance Film Festival and received awards at SXSW and SFIFF. His feature documentary, co-directed with Ivete Lucas, ONE BIG MISUNDERSTANDING was awarded the top grant from the Austin Film Society in 2010 and is currently in post production. Patrick holds a masters degree in Sustainability from the School of Architecture at the University of Texas in Austin.