Romark Entertainment, Resolute Productions and Dark Factory Entertainment announced that their film, “The Bad Guys”, by director Carlos Rincones, will have its world premiere at the 22nd annual Austin Film Festival on Sunday November 1st at the Rollins Theatre at the Long Center for Performing Arts.
The film stars Glen Powell (“Scream Queens”), Erik Stocklin (“Stalker”), Mekenna Melvin (“Chuck”), Lucas Near-Verbrugghe (“Grimm”), Keith Nobbs (“Public Morals”) and Paul Iacono (“The Hard Times of RJ Berger”).
During a fleeting return trip to his childhood home, a budding filmmaker (Stocklin) is confronted by the now-grown ensemble of his old hometown friends – none of whom are aware that he intends to make his fortune off the shared childhood trauma that splintered them apart all those years ago. During an alcohol-fueled weekend of reminiscence and regret, the eccentric 20-somethings open old wounds, make new mistakes, and realize that the consequences of youth can follow you into adulthood.
Carlos Rincones (writer, producer, director) started his career working with Robert Rodriguez as a Vfx artist at Troublemaker Studios. He produced his first feature, Blacktino, in 2010 which premiered at SXSW. Rincones is currently attached to direct Marc Norman’s (Oscar-winning screenwriter for “Shakespeare In Love”) script called “One Good Day”. Rincones co-wrote “The Bad Guys” with Rock Shaink and Alena Smith, whose play of the same name served as the basis for the movie. Smith was one of Variety's 10 TV Writers to Watch in 2014. She previously wrote for HBO's “The Newsroom” and is now writing for Showtime’s “The Affair”. Shaink and Rincones produced “The Bad Guys” with Isaac Levy, Daniel Posada and Rodolfo Marquez, while Alex Garcia, Porter Farrell and Smith executive produced the film.
“The Bad Guys” is the first project from Resolute Productions and producer Isaac Levy, an Austin native and graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
Shaink’s previous film “Reversal” premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was sold to IFC. He is currently producing the Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson’s biopic, “A Boy and His Tiger” with Leonardo DiCaprio for Warner Bros., the sci-fi thriller “Tranquility Base” with Ridley Scott for Fox, and the upcoming thriller “Matriarch” for Paramount.
Screenings during the Austin Film Festival:
Sunday November 1 @ 8.15 PM at the Rollins Theatre at the Long Center for Performing Arts.
Q&A with filmmakers and cast directly following the film.
Monday November 2nd @ 6.30 PM at the at the Spirit Theatre in The Bullock State History Museum.