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Best Documentary

LIV

Alan Hicks

Liv and her older sister Tess are inseparable siblings, who from a young age share a strong musical bond. While everything seems normal to the outside world, behind the music and happy images, hides a terrifying secret. As Liv rides the waves of hope and despair, older sister Tess desperately fights to save her. Through fearless storytelling, LIV reveals the realities of stigma, the struggles of mental health, and the aftermath for the survivors left behind in a suicide.

DETAILS

CATEGORY

Documentary

RUNTIME

39 min

COUNTRY

USA

LANGUAGE

English

TAGS

Documentary, Coming-of-Age

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY

Alan Hicks is a Grammy Award-Winning filmmaker based in Los Angeles. After working as a musician in and around New York, Hicks transitioned to filmmaking, directing his first feature documentary "Keep On Keepin' On" where he won the Audience Award and Best New Director honors at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. "Keep On Keepin' On" also won awards from the IDFA, AFI, Cinema Eye, Seattle Film Festival, Palm Springs, Hamptons Summer Docs, Aspen Film Festival and more. "Keep On Keepin' On" was also shortlisted for the Academy Awards Best Documentary Feature in 2015.

Hicks most recently directed the documentary feature film "Quincy", following music legend and icon Quincy Jones over four years. "Quincy" premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018, before a worldwide premiere on Netflix reaching audiences in 150 countries. "Quincy" received the Critic's Choice Honor for Best Music Documentary, the African American Film Critics Award for Best Documentary and Top Ten Films of 2018. "Quincy" was included in the Doc NYC Short List, the Hollywood Reporter's Top Ten Films of 2018, was honored as a New York Times Critics Pick and won the Grammy for Best Music Film.

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CREDITS

Director:  Alan Hicks


Executive Producers: Ross Kauffman, Linda Cornfield, David Cornfield


Producers: Paula DuPre' Pesmen, Geralyn White Dreyfous


Co-Producer: Andrew Mcallister


Writers: Alan Hicks, Paula DuPre' Pesmen, Andrew McAllister


Cinematographers: Liv Kunik, Tess Kunik, Honey Beuf


Editors: Andrew McAllister, Michael Mahaffie


Cast: Liv Kunikkey, Tess Kunikkey, Honey Beuf

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