This is the best trailer ever. Good job Will Elliott (See pointing at my gunz in the above photo.) Cannot wait for the big party on the 22nd!
– SEE THE WORLD PREMIERE OF “AUSTIN HIGH” AT THE 2011 AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 22 –
Welcome to Ladybird High, nestled comfortably amongst the soul-searchers, aging hippies, and nouveau weirdos of famously freewheeling Austin, Texas. At Ladybird, it’s always 4:20, even for Principal Samuel Wilson. But when the community is rocked by a citywide crackdown on marijuana use, local leaders are determined to make an example of Samuel, his staff and students. When asked to support their iron-fisted efforts, Samuel is beset with the task of cleaning up his beloved school without compromising his life philosophy.
Austin High is a coming of age comedy for the young at heart, featuring an ensemble cast right from the source. Knowing there’s more than just fun at stake, Samuel’s daughter and crew of oddball friends try to keep him honest along the way. In the city officials’ “war on weird,” Samuel and the rest of the blazed faculty, students and staff of Ladybird High School will have to conform or pay the price. The fight is under way, and everyone must find the courage to stand up and defend the city they love, before it’s stripped of its unique essence and mutated into the latest American strip mall: a drab monument to consumerism.