No matter what he does, Chris Lowell will probably always be best remembered for playing the good-hearted Piz on the Veronica Mars TV series – and reprising the role in the Veronica Mars movie. Which would be simultaneously cool (it’s a great series and terrific movie) and a shame – his first film as a director, Beside Still Waters, won both the Jury and Audience Prizes at the 2013 Austin Film Festival.
Beside Still Waters stars Ryan Eggold (The Blacklist), Reid Scott (Veep), Beck Bennett (SNL), Brett Dalton (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Will Brill (Not Fade Away), Erin Darke (Kill Your Darlings), Jessy Hodges (Hindsight) and Britt Lower (Unforgettable). It opens in theaters on November 14th and premieres on VOD on November 18th. Check out the trailer after the jump.
TRIBECA FILM WILL RELEASE BESIDE STILL WATERS ON NOVEMBER 14TH THEATRICALLY AND ON NOVEMBER 18TH DIGITALLY
Mourning the sudden death of his parents, Daniel invites his childhood friends up to their lake house in an attempt to relive the glory days of their youth — whether they like it or not. Things take a turn for the worse when it becomes clear that none of his friends share his nostalgia for the good old days — and his ex-girlfriend shows up with a new fiancé. But as the night progresses, secrets are confessed, romances are rekindled, and a particularly epic game of Whiskey Slaps is played.
Winner of both the Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2013 Austin Film Festival, Beside Still Waters marks Chris Lowell’s directorial debut.
Jason Potash and Paul Finkel produced through their Storyboard Entertainment banner and Lowell, Narang, and Steven Gorel also served as producers.
About Chris Lowell:
Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Chris Lowell studied film production at the University of Southern California before continuing his studies at the New School. He has had great success in his acting career, performing in Oscar nominated films (The Help, Up in the Air) and award winning TV shows (Private Practice, Veronica Mars). Chris is also an alumnus of the highly respected Sundance Labs. Audiences recently saw Chris on the FOX comedy Enlisted and the Warner Brothers film Veronica Mars. He is currently in rehearsals for his theatrical debut at Ars Nova in the upcoming play Jacuzzi. In addition, Chris has built a successful career as a fine art photographer. His work is included in the Elton John Collection and the Sovereign Collection. His most recent exhibit “Thirty-One Days” recently opened at the Jackson Fine Art Gallery. As a writer, Chris’ first screenplay, The Bridgewater Umbrella, was a finalist for the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab.