3 years ago, during a TV commercial break, Brett asked Casey if he thought it was possible to sprint from their front door to Jay’s Market across the street and around the corner, buy a soda, and then return to the front door…
…in under two minutes.
Brett’s attempt failed, but launched a competition that would span 3 years and involve dozens of athletes. With rules established and strategies devised, record times were being set at nearly every race, until one athlete set a mark that many thought could never be broken…
Brett Spackman is a member
of the Albright Academy.
This should only take a minute.
a new doc by Brett Spackman
R2J had fantastic showings at in CO, NC, and FL during the past few weeks. So good, in fact, we picked up some awards! The Durango Film Festival gave R2J a Special Jury Commendation award, and the Florida Film Festival gave it a Special Jury Award for Comic Non-Fiction filmmaking! Thanks to the juries and festival go-ers for making these screenings a success! Glad you dug it...
Looks like R2J is going to continue its theatrical run into 2006...killer. The Durango Independent Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, and RiverRun International Film Festival have all asked R2J to compete in their respective fests. Gracias folks!
Chris Holland of the Austin Film Festival and Stomp Tokyo Video Review met up with Keith and I in Austin for a good ol' fashioned Q&A about R2J. Thanks Chris...this was fun. Check it out:
Great news -- R2J won the Audience Award for Best Short Doc at the Austin Film Festival! Thanks to the festival-goers for voting and to the organizers for getting the word out about the screenings. We had a blast there. And congrats to our pal Jeff Bowden for winning both the Jury and Audience Awards for his feature-length doc, Dirt. Texas done us good...
R2J had 4 great screenings in the last two weeks at the Austin Film Festival and the Hot Springs Documentary Festival. Word-of-mouth has been excellent. Matthew Jeppsen, head blogger over at FresHDV.com caught a screening and gave R2J a great write-up calling it "brilliant...it had me hooked from the first scene." Glad you dug it Matt...thanks, man. Links below:
Run to Jay's: Tournament of Champions is now available for purchase! R2J is included on a compilation DVD of other short films from the Albright Academy. For only $10 you'll get more than a dozen short films as well as R2J:ToC with an appended-to ending. Great deal. If you don't mind, give a hollar to runtojays.com in the notes section of the purchase page and let me know where you first saw the film. Thanks y'all. Check it out below:
R2J just scored a 4 1/2 star review from Filmthreat.com's Daulton Dickey! He called it "engaging, wholly entertaining, wonderfully told, and cleverly structured." Thanks for the killer review, Daulton. Now come run the race.
We are pleased to announce that R2J won the top documentary prize -- The Gold Award -- at this year's Crested Butte Reel Fest! Special Thanks to Ed and the Jury and every one else at CBRF. Awesome...
Run to Jay's: Tournament of Champions took home the Best Comedy Short prize at the 2005 MassBay Film Festival!
Sarah Jo Marks, a prominent documentary consultant and producer's rep, reviews Run to Jay's: Tournament of Champions in the May 2005 Issue of International Documentary magazine. She lists it as a standout film among the 2005 Slamdance documentaries and calls it "entertaining and hilarious." Thanks Sarah!
Run to Jay's: Tournament of Champions was a "Best of Fest" selection at the Arizona International Film Festival!
Run to Jay's: Tournament of Champions won the Grand Jury Sparky Award for Best Documentary Short of the 2005 Slamdance Film Festival!
For race & film information, email: brettspackman_at_runtojays.com
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