How to Be

How to Be
How To Be (movie poster).jpg
Slamdance Film Festival Poster
Directed byOliver Irving
Written byOliver Irving
Produced byJustin Kelly
StarringRobert Pattinson
Rebecca Pidgeon
Jeremy Hardy
Powell Jones
Michael Irving
CinematographyPaul Swann
Edited byReuben Irving
Music byJoe Hastings
Distributed byIFC Films[1]
Release date
  • 18 January 2008 (2008-01-18) (Slamdance Film Festival)[2]
  • 29 April 2009 (2009-04-29) (United States)[3][4]
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Budget£250,000[5]

How to Be is a 2008 independent comedy-drama film written and directed by Oliver Irving. It is about a young man named Art, played by Robert Pattinson, who is going through a quarter-life crisis.[3][6] The film premiered in competition at 2008 Slamdance Film Festival on 18 January 2008.[2] The film was also selected to open 2008 Strasbourg International Film Festival and Pattinson received 'Best Actor in a Feature' award for his portrayal of Art at the festival.[7][8][9]

  1. ^ "Interview: Robert Pattinson on his film, HOW TO BE". Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b "2008 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FEATURES COMPETITION AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS". Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Robert Pattinson's 'How To Be' To Make TV Debut 'Twilight' star's new film will be shown on IFC Festival Direct beginning April 29". Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference c was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  5. ^ Cite error: The named reference b was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  6. ^ "ABOUT HOW TO BE". Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Strasbourg International Film Festival *2008 Awards*". strasbourgfilmfest.com. 25 January 2008. Archived from the original on 9 April 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2008.
  8. ^ Schuman, Michael A. (January 2012). Robert Pattinson won Strasbourg International Film Festival's 'Best Actor. ISBN 9781598452846. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  9. ^ "HTB". Retrieved 6 March 2014.

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