"Hellion" and "Joe"
Jonny Mars continues to be the hardest-working actor in Austin. He can be seen June 27 in Hellion, Austin director Kat Candler’s expansion of her 2012 short film about a widowed father’s inability to properly care for his children. Mars originated the role of the father in the short who is now played in the feature by Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul. Mars plays Paul’s friend and confidante in the feature. Hellion arrives a few short months after Mars appeared in director David Gordon Green’s Austin-shot drama Joe, which is now available on DVD and VOD. In Joe, Mars plays a deputy sheriff who has more than a few run-ins with Nicolas Cage’s ex-con. In addition to Hellion and Joe, which both premiered locally at this year's SXSW Film Festival, Mars has appeared in Computer Chess, Fourplay, The Happy Poet Pit Stop, Saturday Morning Mystery, Slacker 2011, Somebody Up There Like Me, and A Teacher over the past four years. He also directed America’s Parking Lot, a documentary about Dallas Cowboys season ticket holders. Mars also worked with his Hellion director Kat Candler on the short film Black Metal. Mars and Candler will attend a special Austin Film Society screening of Hellion at 7:15 p.m. June 30 at the Violet Crown Cinema.
Aired: June 26, 2014
Web sites: https://www.facebook.com/hellionfilm and http://joefilm.net/