Rick Alverson

Rick Alverson [R. Alverson] (born June 25, 1971) is an American filmmaker and musician from Richmond, Virginia. He has made four feature films in conjunction with the independent label Jagjaguwar. His first, The Builder (2010), is an existential character study of an Irish immigrant at odds with the promise of America. New Jerusalem (2011), his second feature, starring Colm O'leary (The Builder) and Will Oldham (Matewan, Old Joy), again considered the immigrant experience but this time through the lens of religious ideology. His third feature, The Comedy (2012), a tale of the perils of entitlement set in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, will premiere in U.S. dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Completed in the fall of 2011, the feature was produced by Mike S. Ryan (Meek’s Cutoff), Brent Kunkle and Glass Eye Pix and stars Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie) in his first major dramatic role. In 2011, he was awarded a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. He also has directed videos for Bonny Prince Billy (New Wonder) and Gregor Samsa (Jeroen Van Aken).






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