McKinney, Texas (PRWEB) September 4, 2010
"Hey Dillon," the fifth film directed by award winning director, Dean J. Augustin, was honored as an Official Selection at the 2010 DOCUTAH International Documentary Festival in St. George, Utah.
DOCUTAH is a documentary only film festival, located in the red rocks and slot canyons of southern Utah. By blending the attractions of the area with a love of documentaries, many professional filmmakers have embraced DOCUTAH. DOCUTAH has arrived as a major festival event; as well as some as of the best documentary films in world, the festival includes; master class seminars taught by internationally renowned industry professionals guest lecturers. With a focus on independent films looking for distribution, DOCUTAH will also feature a distributor's marketplace - an invaluable networking hub.
"It's truly an honor to recognized by the DOCUTAH Film Festival jury," says the McKinney-based filmmaker. This is the second time Augustin's has been honored for "Hey Dillon." In 2009 Hey Dillon was awarded a Platinum Reel Award at the Nevada International Film Festival.
Hey Dillon is the story of Dallas Radio Icon Brett Dillon. Dillon, a fixture at Dallas' KHYI for over 12 years, is featured in the 72 minute documentary. The story centers on Brett's battles with corporations, technology, and his inner-demons to continue as - The Last Great DJ. The documentary features 15 songs by some of the best Americana artists in Texas, and the original song "The Last Great DJ" by McKinney, Texas and Nashville singer song/writer Austin Cunningham.
"Hey Dillon" was filmed at various location in Dallas and McKinney and includes some spectacular footage shot at McKinney's Cotton Mill. "I was looking for a fusion of technology with the 'roots' of Americana music." says Augustin. "The Cotton Mill was the largest denim manufacture in the world until technology and globalization forced its closing. It's a metaphor for what's happening to radio DJ's."
"Hey Dillon" is scheduled for screening on Friday, September 17th at 11:30 AM at the Westates - Sunset 8 Theaters in St. George, Utah. Westates Theatres are located at 1091 North Bluff Street, St. George, UT. Tickets for DOCUATH are available at the DOCUTAH website http://www.docutah.com
"Hey Dillon - The Last Great DJ" is available on DVD at Amazon.com, CreateSpace.com, or at the website Heydillon.com.
Dean J. Augustin is an award winning Texas based writer and director. After winning the American Cinema Foundation Screenwriting Contest, Dean started "The Good Fight - Motion Pictures" to create, and promote his unique method of filmmaking. His first film, "The Secret Journal of Benny Travis," won a Platinum Remi Award at WoldFest in Houston. Dean's second film, "The Enemy," won the prestigious Golden Lion Award for Best Documentary at the 2004 UNA George Lindsey Film Festival.
Dean J. Augustin - McKinney, Texas USA
Dixie State College of Utah
Dick Nourse Center for Media Innovation
Attn: Phil Tuckett
225 South 700 East
St. George, UT 84770