2014 07 Austin South by Southwest FF

Jen McGowan – Kelly & Cal

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Jen McGowan – Director – Kelly & Cal

Festival section: Narrative Spotlight

Director Jen McGowan talks to FRED about bringing to life Amy Lowe Starbin’s wonderful script for “Kelly and Cal”, a film about a punk-rocker turned suburban mom, Kelly, who is nostalgic for a life she can no longer have and uncertain of a future she doesn’t yet fit in. Seventeen-year-old Cal is frustrated at his lack of control over the hand he’s been dealt. When the two strike up an unlikely friendship, it’s the perfect spark needed to thrust them both back to life.

Jen McGowan studied directing in the MFA program at USC. Her thesis, CONFESSIONS OF A LATE BLOOMER, premiered at Tribeca. Her next film TOUCH premiered & won the Oscar-qualifying Florida Film Festival. Her feature, KELLY & CAL, stars Juliette Lewis, Jonny Weston, Cybill Shepherd & Josh Hopkins. Her next, MILLIE TO THE MOON, is in development.
Reporter: Dana Knight
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