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January 24, 2012 – Art Jones has been nominated by Film Independent for the John Cassavetes Award in recognition of his role as producer on the team behind director Matt Gordon’s debut feature film, “The Dynamiter.” The Cassavetes Award, spotlighting the five outstanding feature films of 2011 made for under $500,000, will be presented on January 24 in Santa Monica at the Independent Spirit Awards ceremony, hosted by Seth Rogan and televised on the IFC Channel. Past recipients of the award include “The Blair Witch Project,” “Personal Velocity” and “The Station Agent.”
Filmed entirely in rural Mississippi, “The Dynamiter” tells the story of two young brothers who are left to care for themselves and must struggle to keep a sense of “real family” alive. The film, directed by Baltimore-native Matt Gordon, was an official selection at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival and has been acquired for distribution by Film Movement.