Goliath: Sundance Film Fest 2008

After three consecutive Sundance shorts, David and Nathan Zellner return to the Sundance Film Festival with “Goliath.” The Austin-based filmmakers' first feature for Sundance premieres January 21 in the Spectrum section.

“Goliath” tells the story of a man working at a dead-end job and going through a nasty divorce. Able to cope with the job and divorce, he becomes emotionally distraught when he discovers his beloved cat has gone missing. Clinging to the hope of finding his cat, he embarks on a full-scale neighborhood search posting flyers, offering a reward and even employing a
private investigator.

“Goliath,” which stars David and Nathan Zellner, Caroline O'Connor and Andrew Bujalski, relies on observations of human nature, finding humor in seemingly mundane activities with a sympathetic observation of our everyday struggles.

Of the film, David Zellner says, “I tried to find
a balance between humor and pathos, not shying away from one or the other so long that its true to the story were trying to tell.”

Written and directed by David Zellner, “Goliath” was produced and edited by Nathan Zellner. Jim Eastburn is the director of photography for the film and the original music is provided by Ren Jones-Jones.

David and Nathan Zellner come from a vibrant Austin cinematic tradition that has produced many acclaimed filmmakers. The Zellner brothers first earned attention at Sundance with their acclaimed 2005 short, Flotsam/Jetsam. They
followed this effort with the 2006 Sundance selection Redemptitude and the 2007 selection Aftermath on Meadowlark Lane. Goliath is their first feature to screen at the festival.