Brick Novax’s Diary (2011)

Winner of Best US Fiction at the Sundance Film Festival 2011

Now penniless and living in a seedy motel with only a few weeks to live, the eponymous Brick Novax records his amazing life on tape for posterity. Opening with a pastiche of Now Apocalypse, the hard-drinking American legend tells us about his life as an alien-loving astronaut, movie star, folk-musician and inventor of a once ubiquitous type of pants. Brick Novax’s Diary (2011) won Grand Jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival 2011

Matt Piedmont was born in Walnut Creek, California and grew up in the Spokane, Washington. At 25, he was hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live, where he worked for six years, earning an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in the process.He wrote and directed the popular web series “Carpet Brothers”, which was later aired on HBO. Piedmont also directs commercials with the production company Prettybird and has directed spots for Pepsi, 7up, Lincoln, Budweiser, Orbit, HBO, Microsoft, Gillette, ATT, Verizon and others. His short film “Brick Novax’s Diary” won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for Short Filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival.He directed the live stage presentation of the 60th Anniversary of Allen Ginseberg’s Howl Produced by Hal Willner, featuring among others, Nick Cave, Beth Orton, Van Dyke Parks, Will Forte, Amy Poehler, Chris Parnell, Courtney Love, Chloe Webb and Tim Robbins.

Written and Directed by Matt Piedmont
Starring Patty Guggenheim, Marc Evan Jackson, Peter Jason

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