The University of Texas at Austin
  • UTFI film picked up for distribution

    By Tara Chandler
    Published: April 17, 2008

    “The Cassidy Kids,” the second feature film from The University of Texas Film Institute (UTFI) and its for-profit production company Burnt Orange Productions, has been picked up for distribution by B-Side’s Choice Indies program and will air on the Independent Film Channel (IFC) this month. Filmed in Austin in summer 2005 almost entirely by university alumni and students, “The Cassidy Kids” is a story about murder, memory and Saturday morning television. In the film, five suburban kids solve a murder in 1980 and a popular children’s TV show is based on their real-life adventures. Twenty-five years later, the estranged friends reunite for the DVD release of the series but one of them arrives with a dark secret. The film will air on the IFC at 2:10 p.m. CDT, April 25. The title will have a home video release this summer, and will be available for purchase (DVD and digital download) on the B-Side Web site on April 6.

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