Adair Aiming for Indiewire Award

Linklater's editor's film eligible for prize

Sandra Adair and Lance Letscher (Photo by Jana Birchum)

Editors are often the unsung heroes of filmmaking, but with an Oscar nomination under her belt, Sandra Adair has become one of Austin's most recognizable creatives. Her next project – her first as a director – needs the local film community to rally around to make it become Indiewire's project of the month.

Adair is best known locally and internationally as an editor, most especially her collaborations with Richard Linklater, starting with Dazed and Confused, through to its upcoming spiritual successor Everybody Wants Some, even snagging an Oscar nomination along the way for Boyhood. For her debut feature as a director, she turns documentarian to uncover The Secret Life of Lance Letscher, chronicling the work and career of the South Congress-based sculptor and collage artist. Adair describes her subject as "fascinating and really funny. … He goes and finds, and has other people help him to find, old books, old book covers, old album covers, old catalogs, old children's books with kids' scribblings in them, all kinds of really used, patina-ed found paper."

The film busted through its $50,000 Kickstarter target, and now it's eligible to be Indiewire's project of the month. It's up against four other indie movies in production – boho comedy Mr. Rudolpho's Jubilee, music bios Dreadtown and Phantom of Winnipeg, and medical exploration Endo What? The winner of the popular vote will receive a license for editing suite Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 12 (gee, wonder who could use that?), be covered in Indiewire, and go up against other project-of-the-month winners to take away a Blackmagic URSA Mini 4k camera.

Voting for project of the month closes Friday, Jan. 8, 5pm, EST/4pm, CST. Vote at, and read more about The Secret Life of Lance Letscher and Adair's move behind the lens with our feature "Sandra Adair's New Calling," Nov. 13, 2015.

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