To quote my director, Jonathan David Kane... "We began making this film over a year ago. Since then, we've managed a successful Kickstarter page to fund & construct the Avril family a new home, the world found out about tire machét thanks to the Professor's interview in the Associated Press, Papa Machete premiered to the world at TIFF in September 2014, and now our film makes its US Premiere at one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world.
Professor Avril past away just last week, which makes this announcement somewhat bittersweet. His passing has shown me just how profoundly important making this film was to him. I feel fortunate and honored to have been a part of the preservation of his legacy, and I thank the programmers at Sundance for accepting our film so that we may share his story with the world."