February 16, 2002
“The Accountant” nominated for Academy Award
Congratulations to producer Lisa Blount and writer/director/star Ray McKinnon of Ginny Mule Pictures for their live action short “The Accountant” which has been nominated for an Oscar. Attorney Pete Wilke, who is our securities expert and is Of Counsel to this firm, created the Private Placement Memorandum and handled the production legal work for the picture. I saw the film at the Austin Film Festival this past fall and it was wonderful. It was also shown at Slamdance.
"The Accountant" is a "Farm Comedy." The story centers on a dubious main character who "advises" folks on methods they might use to save the family farm from going the way of too many such farms in America. The film was shot on location in the South on 35 mm. The film, about 40 minutes in length, might best be described as a "dark comedy" that gives the viewer a whole new appreciation (or first time appreciation as the case may be) for the "Accountant's" favorite canned beverage, PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon beer).
The website for the film is www.ginnymule.com