Dir. Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross
In Theaters 12/07/12 On DVD 04/30/13 Non-Theatrical/Institutional use available 04/30/13
TCHOUPITOULAS is a lyrical documentary that follows three adolescent brothers as they journey through one night in New Orleans, encountering a vibrant kaleidoscope of dancers, musicians, hustlers, and revelers parading through the lamplit streets. The filmmakers fully immerse us into the New Orleans night, passing through many lively and luminous locations and introducing us to the people who make the city their home.
Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross
Bill and Turner Ross' first feature length film, 45365, was the winner of the 2009 SXSW Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature and the Independent Spirit Truer Than Fiction Award in 2010. They went on to receive numerous accolades, including nominations for Editing, Cinematography, and Debut Feature at the Cinema Eye Honors; the film was also broadcast as part of PBS’ Independent Lens Series.
Bill and Turner Ross were born and raised in Sidney, Ohio, and both graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Bill Ross’ documentary, fiction, and multi-media short films have been featured at festivals that include Cannes and the Seattle Film Festival. He has taught filmmaking to students at the elementary and secondary level, and conducted a summer film program for children in the Los Angeles area. Turner Ross has worked in the art departments of studio features such as Déjà Vu, Skeleton Key, My Own Love Song, and Idiocracy, as well as a handful of independent features.
"As brothers, we have worked together on everything for the past twenty-eight years. We have lived and created together for all of our lives. As adults, we moved to Los Angeles and began work in the film industry, honing our skills and crafting our roles as a unit. Five years ago we started off on an adventure to make our own films, free of the constrictions of commercial work. We are now producing our third independent documentary feature together. We conceive, scout, produce, shoot and edit all of our own work."
ONLY THE YOUNG Special Features
- Feature-length audio commentary with directors Jason Tippet, Elizabeth Mims, and film journalist Eric Hynes
Thompson– A short film directed by Jason Tippet and produced by Elizabeth Mims
- Theatrical trailer
TCHOUPITOULAS Special Features
While Making Tchoupitoulas–a behind-the-scenes video by the Ross Brothers
- Theatrical trailer
Catalog Number: OSC-048
Not rated by the MPAA