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'Dragonslayer' Director Tristan Patterson Talks Task Of Making 'Electric Slide' With Ewan McGregor

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2011 10:47 AM
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Getting a film off the ground is no easy feat, and for a first time filmmaker, that task tends to be all the more difficult. However, for director Tristan Patterson, he's gotten off to a helluva start. His first film, the SXSW Best Documentary winner "Dragonslayer," has put him firmly on the map. We caught up with the film at IFFBoston and thought it was great, calling it a boundary pushing flick that created an authentic moviegoing experience. But what most people may not know is that Patterson was initially attached to make "Electric Slide" his film debut. The film had Ewan McGregor and Carey Mulligan set to star but as it goes, things didn't come together at the time. However, there is still life in the project. Last month, it was confirmed to still be in development (though Mulligan has moved on) and we recently caught up with Patterson at IFFBoston who indicated the film was still very much on this radar.

Tristan Patterson Talks Form of 'Dragonslayer' And Creating An Authentic Experience

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • May 2, 2011 3:21 AM
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Writer and director Tristan Patterson is flying pretty high right now. His first feature-length film "Dragonslayer" just won the Jury Prize for Best Documentary at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, and he's in the middle of negotiations for distribution. The film follows Josh "Skreech" Sandoval, a pool skateboarder from California, in his daily wanderings. Patterson took some time while promoting his film at the Independent Film Festival of Boston to sit down with us to talk about the odd form of his documentary, what type of viewer he's interested in and what it was like to win a major award after only one film.

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