SANDY K BOONE PRODUCTIONS is a TV and Film Production company based in Austin, Texas.
We are proud to support local businesses and crews, and women in the industry whenever possible.
J.R. "BOB" DOBBS AND THE CHURCH OF THE SUBGENIUS is the proud recipient of DIFF's Grand Jury Award for Texas Feature. It was also awarded Best International Documentary at Melbourne Documentary Film Festival and Best Feature Documentary at Blow-Up International Arthouse Filmfest Chicago. Following its World Premiere at SXSW, the film has made its way around the globes and continues its festival run at Buried Alive Film Festival in Atlanta, GA, Nottingham International Film Festival, and CUFF.Docs Fest in Calgary, Canada.
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Midnight Taco is an Austin based supernatural comedy about a guy named Geater, a chef who runs The Midnight Taco food truck, and his drug dealing partner Tate who must battle evil spirits, a rival food truck owner named Johnny, and Etta - a voluptuous woman who wants more than just a good man, as they go in search of the Holy Grail of vinyl, Geeshie Wiley’s Last Kind Words Blues.
Set against the backdrop of Austin in the mid 1980's, The Alt is a one hour dramedy series about a group of writers, musicians, filmmakers and artists who work at a weekly newspaper and inspire the liberal, progressive activists around town to unite behind them as they take on the conservative, political stronghold in this Southern capital.
Amazing minds and unique ideas are born in Austin. My late husband, filmmaker David Boone, and I moved here in the early 1980s to join the film department at the University of Texas, write scripts, make films and raise our family. The Austin Chronicle was a new venture back then and the original TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE was just being filmed. Austin was being called The Third Coast by longtime friends: directors Jonathan Demme and John Sayles, and singer-songwriter David Byrne of the Talking Heads.
In fact it was David's film INVASION OF THE ALUMINUM which first caught the attention of Jonathan Demme, who went on the present it and five other Austin films at the Collective for Living Cinema in 1981 in New York. Three decades later, INVASION had become a Texas cult classic and I proudly produced a restoration of the film as part of JONATHAN DEMME PRESENTS: MADE IN TEXAS – SIX FILMS FROM AUSTIN, which premiered at SXSW in 2015. At that screening, Richard Linklater shared that seeing the MIT films years earlier at an art gallery screening in Houston actually inspired his move to Austin.
In recent years I have co-founded several Austin based film companies with a shared mission to encourage local indie filmmakers, foster creative talent, and perpetuate a sense of community through filmmaking. Diving deeper into the world of film, I served as an associate producer on RICHARD LINKLATER - DREAM IS DESTINY, which premiered at Sundance in 2016. I then went on to executive produce films such as Ethan Hawke’s BLAZE, Karen Skloss’ THE HONOR FARM, and Keith Maitland’s Emmy winning documentary, TOWER. Currently I’ve just wrapped directing and producing my first feature documentary, J.R. "BOB" DOBBS AND THE CHURCH OF THE SUBGENIUS, a look inside the Church of the SubGenius, of which my late husband was an early disciple.