Flick Fest for LitFest is a fundraiser benefiting the HP LitFest, a non-profit 501(c)3. It is an evening of fun and entertainment with music, and the opportunity to meet a celebrated writer who will discuss his/her own writing and introduce a film which is relevant to his/her own work. There will also be a raffle. Prizes include: Adam Johnson books with an invitation to a private dinner honoring Mr. Johnson and items donated by the Highland Park Varsity Football team, Back to Back State Champions.
Flick Fest For LitFest 2018 Old Man Football
A story of personal redemption for a group of grown men and women who return to a Texas high school attempting to reclaim the past and erase regrets by strapping on helmets and pads in an attempt to relive their glory days.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
6:15 p.m. – Doors open, Art Auction & Highlander Strings Quartet
7:00 p.m. -TBA and “Old Man Football” by Highland Park graduates
The Angelika Film Center 5321 E Mockingbird Lane Dallas, TX 75206
Each donation of $35 will get you a seat in the theater for the discussion and movie, as well as a popcorn and either a glass of wine or a soda. Make your donation below.
About The Producers
Featured at the 2017 USA Film Festival, Old Man Football was produced by a former Highland Park High School Football Coach Jae Ellis (HPHS Class of 1990) and two of his former Highland Park Scot Football Players, Luke Coffee and Will Graham (HPHS Class of 1998) with music composed and performed by Phil Pritchett (HPHS Class of 1990).
Executive Producer – Jae Ellis graduated from HPHS in 1990, was an All-Ivy League football player for Harvard University, and coached football and basketball at HPHS before attending law school at the University of Texas. During and following law school, Ellis coached football at three other Texas high schools over the course of five additional seasons and was a commercial litigator for the law firm of Gardere Wynne Sewell. Ellis now serves as Senior Director of DFW’s premier litigation consulting firm, Courtroom Sciences, Inc., and he has enthusiastically served as the Sideline Analyst and Post-Game Interviewer for the Highland Park Scots Football Radio broadcast for the past five years.
Producer/Director — Luke Coffee played fullback for the Highland Park Scots in the Semi-Finals of the 1996 Texas Football playoffs, graduated from HPHS in 1998. He played football at Wheaton College, and also Baylor University where he received his degree in RTV. Coffee has amassed a successful career in acting and film production. After 5 years in LA working in television, Luke moved back to Texas and began directing commercials in the advertising industry. He is Qwner/President of Coffee Productions and has directed national commercial spots for notable clients such as Gold’s Gym, Doritos, and Belk Department Stores. Luke produced his first feature film, a romantic comedy, called “Language of a Broken Heart” directed by HP resident and father Rocky Powell, which is available on iTunes and Amazon. His second documentary “Through the Storm: A Story of a Texas Hurricane” is currently in post-production. Luke plans to shoot his next narrative feature, a true story deemed “Texas Angel,” next spring.
Producer — Will Graham played for the Highland Park Scots in the Semi-Finals of the 1996 Texas Football playoffs, graduated from HPHS in 1998, and graduated from the University of Texas. Graham is the owner/President of a very successful photography business, Will Graham Photography, where he has performed substantial sports photography for clients like Nike, commercial photography for multiple outdoor and lifestyle companies, as well as aerial/drone photography and underwater photography across multiple continents and for various clients and non-profit organizations. Samples of Graham’s photography can be viewed at www.WillGraham.com.
Director of Music — Phil Pritchett graduated from HPHS in 1990 and graduated from Southwestern University in 1994. Having performed in rock and roll bands All in One and The Suburbansas, Pritchett has been a music icon on college campuses and in live music venues throughout the state of Texas for more than two decades (www.PhilPritchett.com). Pritchett composed and preformed all of the original music in Old Man Football.