Nick Cave Doc, Stuart Murdoch Film Among Sundance Winners
A documentary on Nick Cave received two awards at the Sundance Film Festival and the jury honored a Belle and Sebastian-related musical with a uniquely-worded trophy.
Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who directed the Cave documentary "20,000 Days On Earth" received the directing award in the category of World Cinema Documentary, while Jonathan Amos received the Editing Award in the same category for the film.
"God Help the Girl," the debut film from Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch was honored with a special jury award for the Delightful Ensemble Performance, and How the Director Brought His Own Unique Universe into Cinema. Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray star in the musical.
Michael Rossato-Bennett's" Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory" received the U.S. Documentary Audience Award. The film explores the role music plays in easing the pain of Alzheimer's patients.
"Low Down," based on the memoirs of the daughter of bebop pianist Joe Albany, earned the Cinematography Award: U.S. Dramatic for Christopher Blauvelt. The cast of "Low Down" includes Elle Fanning, Glenn Close and Flea, who was among the producers, as was his Red Hot Chili Peppers bandmate Anthony Kiedis.
The Octopus Project, an independent band out of Austin, Texas, received a U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Musical Score for its work on David Zellner's drama "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter."