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Austin Chick ’98

Austin Chick ’98 is a film director, screenwriter, and producer.

He wrote and directed his first major film, XX/XY, in 2002. Starring Mark Ruffalo and Kathleen Robertson, the film examined the complex relationship between three Sarah Lawrence College students, both during their time at the school and then many years later. The independent production was shown at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival (where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize), and subsequently taken up by IFC Films.

He co-produced Sidney Lumet’s 2007 film Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, which featured Ethan Hawke and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Chick went on to the film August, which was released by Content Film International in 2008. The cast list is headed by Josh Hartnett, and features Adam Scott, Naomie Harris, Rip Torn, and David Bowie. Chick directed the film and was also executive producer.

In 2012, Chick wrote and directed the award-winning Girls Against Boys (starring Danielle Panabaker and Nicole LaLiberte). The film was released by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 2012.