Thursday, June 21, 2007

Variety - Indie films crave great reviews

"as more inexpensive indie films are produced, filmmakers blocked by the theatrical distribution bottleneck will follow the lead of John Jeffcoat, whose "Outsourced" won the audience prize for best film at the Seattle Fest. Jeffcoat has decided to self-distribute his film: Its premiere in September will be at Seattle's Majestic Bay Theater."

Read the entire article by Anne Thompson

PA! German Review gives Outsourced 9/10

Outsourced (HR) John Jeffcoat (USA 2006)
A superb comedy about a Seattle man whose job is outsourced to India. To add insult to injury, he is sent there to train his replacement.

Cultural differences abound when he instructs the Indians to speak and think like Americans. Josh Hamilton plays the lead excellentlly without overacting and Ayesha Dharker is a superb foil as the inevitable love interest.

You won't be checking the watch hoping this one will end and the backdrop of colourful but rural India makes this a delight to watch.

This is a must see.
PA Guide 9/10
Link to the Official Site Review in German

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

"A film to which you could safely take your mother, and I mean that as a compliment."

"It's a pleasing, modestly executed version of what Hollywood usually ruins with big stars, bloated budgets, and endless rewriting. The Indian locations are real, and actress Ayesha Dharker is particularly winning—put that woman on The Office already! The movie is a refreshing alternative to what might be called the local-auteur-with-head-up-his-artsy-butt syndrome (see Zoo). It's a film to which you could safely take your mother, and I mean that as a compliment."
Read the whole article by Brian Miller:

The Seattle Weekly Blog

Sunday, June 17, 2007

OUTSOURCED wins Best Film at the Seattle International Film Festival

The top audience nod at the Seattle Film Festival went to local boy John Jeffcoat for "Outsourced," a comedy about jobs moving to India.
Read Ken Eisner's article here:
Variety Announcement

Friday, June 15, 2007

Encore Screening at SIFF

We just received word this morning that we'll be recieving an encore screening of Outsourced this Sunday, June 17th at the Egyptian Theater at 9:30pm. You can get tickets here:
SIFF website

Monday, June 11, 2007

Bollywood and Beyond -Variety

BERLIN -- India's cinematic and culinary cuisine is coming to the city of Stuttgart next month for the 4th annual Bollywood and Beyond film festival, which kicks off with John Jeffcoat's "Outsourced."
Link to Variety Article
Link to Festival Page

I'm planning to attend the festival along with Ayesha Dharker and Josh Hamilton. It will be the first time they've seen each other since we finished shooting and the first festival screening Josh will have attended. He's been tied up in Tom Stoppard's "Coast of Eutopia" until just recently.

It will be the first time any of us have been to Germany, I'm looking forward to it!


Thursday, June 7, 2007

John Jeffcoat Interviewd by Robert Horton

Director John Jeffcoat is interviewed on Citystream by Robert Horton. The show is abailable on the Seattle Channel website:

Watch it now

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

The Buzz on Outsourced

One film, “Outsourced”, produced by Seattle’s own Shadowcatcher Entertainment, has been garnering its fair share of buzz. We sent reporter Isaac Kaplan-Woolner to review this homegrown hit:

Listen to the review