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The HeyUGuys Interview: Zeke & Simon Hawkins on directorial debut, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place

14 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Brothers Hawkins have arrived on the scene with a loud bang that could be seen as an ode to a favourite weapon of choice in the crime genre. Now as their feature directorial debut, We Gotta Get Out of This Place, makes its way into UK cinemas, HeyUGuys had the opportunity to lightly interrogate the filmmaking duo, as they shared with us their thoughts on the creative process and the first film in their directorial canon.

Why a career in filmmaking? Was there that one inspirational moment?

Zeke Hawkins: We grew up at the movies. Whilst our parents were trying to deal with having two boys, we would go to the cinema four times a week throughout our childhood. So we have always loved movies. In terms of a seminal moment, I remember when I was eighteen and I first saw Steven Soderbegh’s Out of Sight. It »

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Starz Digital Media enters Place

11 March 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Starz Digital Media has acquired Us and Canadian rights to The Hawkins Brothers’ directorial debut We Gotta Get Out Of This Place.

The film premiered in Toronto and won the Audience Award at AFI Fest.

We Gotta Get Out Of This Place stars Jeremy Allen White, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Pellegrino and William Devane in the story of three Texas teens whose night of partying leaves them indebted to the wrong person.

Dutch Southern wrote the screenplay and Rough & Tumble Films produced.

“I love when our team discovers films by talented new filmmakers,” said Starz head of acquisitions Kevin Kasha.

“Set in a dead-end Texas town, Zeke and Simon Hawkins offer audiences a gritty thriller that presents a fresh, sometimes surreal take that will appeal to film fans everywhere. We’re excited they’ve partnered with Starz to share their debut film.”    »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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