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AJ Schnack


AJ Schnack is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles. His feature documentary credits include CONVENTION (2009), which premiered as the Centerpiece Film at the AFI Silverdocs Film Festival and was acquired and released by IFC Films/Sundance Selects; KURT COBAIN ABOUT A SON (2006), which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and was released theatrically in North America, France, Japan, Brazil, Australia and aired on More4 in the United Kingdom ; and GIGANTIC (A TALE OF TWO JOHNS) (2002), which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and was released theatrically in North America by Cowboy Pictures.  All of his films have premiered in the US on the Sundance Channel.  Schnack was nominated for a 2007 Independent Spirit Award for KURT COBAIN ABOUT A SON and was the first recipient of AFI Silverdocs' Cinematic Vision Award.  He was recently an editor on Michael Rapaport's BEATS, RHYMES AND LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics and won the Producers Guild Award for Best Documentary.  He is currently in post-production on two feature documentaries: CAUCUS, which chronicles Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and the other 2012 GOP presidential candidates in their campaign to win over the Republican voters of Iowa, and WE ALWAYS LIE TO STRANGERS, a film about performing families in Branson, Missouri, a popular Ozark Mountain music and tourism destination.

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