Variety Names Scott Haze One Of The 10 Actors to Watch For 2013

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Variety has named Scott Haze one of the 10 actors to watch rise for 2013. This is a prestigious annual list presented by the Variety is highly regarded and closely watched by the filmmaking community and has previously featured many Academy Award and Golden Globe winner.

This years list which, which is being presented at the Hamptons International Film Festival, includes, Place Beyond The Pines star Dane Dehane, star Fruitvale Station‘s Michael B. Jordan and 12 Years A Slave actor Lupita Nyongo among many esteemed others, focuses on actors who have had large success on this years festival circuit. Scott’s films have featured in many major film festival this year including The Cannes Film Festival for As I Lay Dying and The Venice Film Festival, Toronto International, New York Film Festival and Austin Film Festival for Child Of God.

Scott Haze, who took to Facebook to thank Variety, wrote:

“Variety – Thank you! I am so humbled and honored!!!

<< Variety has selected its 10 Actors to Watch list, unveiling a diverse group of thesps whom the publication’s editors believe to be on the brink of big things. Profiles of the actors will appear in print on Oct. 8, followed by special in-person recognition at the Hamptons Intl. Film Festival the following weekend.Since its inception 15 years ago, VARIETY’S “10 Actors to Watch” program has become a key showcase celebrating the finest acting talents from all corners of the globe. Past talented have been spotlighted include Adrien Brody, Melissa Leo, Andrew Garfield, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Lawrence and Octavia Spencer.The Hamptons International Film Festival is a host and co-sponsor of this year’s celebration of exciting new acting talent during this year’s Festival taking place October 10th – 14th, which has shined a light on up and coming actors for the last 13 years such as Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Alexander Skarsgard, Rooney Mara, and many others. >>”

Check out the full profile on Scott here.

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Child Of God Officially Selected For 2013 Austin Film Festival

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Child Of God, the new film starring Scott Haze and directed by James Franco has been making a big splash on the 2013 fall festival scene after receiving its world premiere at the 70th Venice Film Festival and its North American premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, all to a fantastic array of reviews.

With the film also set to screen as part of the official selection of the prestigious 51st New York Film Festival in less than two weeks time, we are excited to add another destination to Child Of God’s world wide festival tour, with the film officially selected as part of the 2013 Austin Film Festival.

The official synopsis for Child of God, which is based on Pulitzer winning author Cormac McCarthy’s novel, reads:

“Set in mountainous Sevier County, Tennessee in the 1960s, Child of God tells the story of Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man whom the narrator describes as “a child of God much like yourself perhaps.” Ballard’s life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Deprived of both his parents and a home, and with few other ties, Ballard descends to the level of a cave dweller, falling deeper into crime and degradation”

There has been a lot of buzz surrounding Scott Haze‘s performance as Lester Ballard with comparisons being drawn to Robert De Niro’s performance as Travis Bickel in Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, and the Austin Film Festival is another great venue to display Haze’s tour de force depiction of Ballard.

The Austin Film Festival runs from October 24th to 31st.

First Teaser For Child Of God

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Today the first teaser for Child Of God, directed by James Franco and starring Scott Haze was released. The haunting 45 second teaser features a beautiful tight hand-held shot of Scott Haze as the infamous Lester Ballard.

Child Of God is set to have its World Premiere this Saturday, August 31st, in official competiton at The Venice Film Festival. It has been confirmed that both Scott Haze and James Franco will attend the films premiere in Venice.

The official synopsis for Child of God, which is based on Pulitzer winning author Cormac McCarthy’s novel, reads:

“Set in mountainous Sevier County, Tennessee in the 1960s, Child of God tells the story of Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man whom the narrator describes as “a child of God much like yourself perhaps.” Ballard’s life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Deprived of both his parents and a home, and with few other ties, Ballard descends to the level of a cave dweller, falling deeper into crime and degradation”

Child Of God also stars Tim Blake Nelson and Jim Parrack and will have its North American Premiere next month at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and has also been officially selected to be part of the 2013 New York Film Festival.

Check out the first teaser of Child Of God below.

Child Of God Officially Selected For New York Film Festival

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Child of God starring Scott Haze and directed by James Franco is an official selection of the 51st New York Film Festival. This news comes after annoucements that the film will make its world premiere at the 70th Venice Film Festival on August 31st and its North American premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival this September.

A brief of Child of God was released by The New York Film Festival, which reads:

“James Franco’s uncompromising excursion into American Gothic, adapted from Cormac McCarthy’s 1973 novel, about an unstable sociopath in early 60s rural Tennessee who descends into an animal-like state – not for the faint-hearted.”

The official synopsis for Child of God, which is based on Pulitzer winning author Cormac McCarthy’s novel, reads:

“Set in mountainous Sevier County, Tennessee in the 1960s, Child of God tells the story of Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man whom the narrator describes as “a child of God much like yourself perhaps.” Ballard’s life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Deprived of both his parents and a home, and with few other ties, Ballard descends to the level of a cave dweller, falling deeper into crime and degradation”

Child Of God also stars Tim Blake Nelson and Jim Parrack. The New York FIlm Festival runs from September 27th to October 13th.

New Image Of Scott Haze In Child Of God

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Three new images from Child Of God, the new film directed by James Franco and starring Scott Haze have been released, ahead of the films world premiere in two weeks.

The photos, attached below, give us our first look at Tim Blake Nelson as Sheriff Fate, a shot of James Franco directing and a new image of Scott Haze as Lester Ballard.

The synopsis for Child Of God, which is based on the 1973 novel, by Pulitzer winning author Cormac McCarthy, reads:

“Set in mountainous Sevier County, Tennessee, in the 1960s, Child of God tells the story of Lester Ballard (Scott Haze), a dispossessed, violent man whom the narrator describes as “a child of God much like yourself perhaps.” Ballard’s life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.”

Child Of God will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on the 31st August in official competition and will have it’s North American premiere at The Toronto International Film Festival in September.

You can check out the latest updates for Child Of God, on the Child Of God BlogFacebook and Twitter.

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Child Of God To Premiere At Venice Film Festival & Toronto International Film Festival

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It has been announced that Child Of God, based off the novel by Cormac McCarthy, directed by James Franco and starring Scott Haze will make its world premiere at the 70th Venice Film Festival on August 31st, and its North American premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in September.

The official synopsis for the film reads:

“Set in mountainous Sevier County, Tennessee, in the 1960s, Child of God tells the story of Lester Ballard (Scott Haze), a dispossessed, violent man whom the narrator describes as “a child of God much like yourself perhaps.” Ballard’s life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.”

Child Of God has been selected to participate in the festival’s category of Special Presentation, alongside Kevin Macdonald’s How I Live Now, Sean Durkin’s Southcliffe and many more.

Two new photos where also released of Scott Haze as Ballard, which can be seen below.

Child Of God also stars Tim Blake Nelson and Jim Parrack.

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