Brent Stewart’s The Dirty Ones has been selected for the short film program of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The Dirty Ones is one of 96 short films selected from a pool of 5,632 entries for next year’s competition. The film, running for ten-minutes and shot with a Red One camera, stars Rachel Korine and Raven Dunn as “two Mennonite sisters are traveling throughout Southern states with the body of their dead grandmother lying in the trunk bed.” The trailer for the film can be found here.

James Clauer, director of The Aluminum Fowl (2006), will also be present at Sundance next year, with John Maringouin’s Big River Man (2008), for which Clauer acted as cinematographer, screening in the World Cinema Documentary Competition along with sixteen other films. Big River Man is a feature length documentary about endurance swimmer Martin Strel. The film’s official site can be found here.

A short article about the two films, posted on Nashville Scene on December 11, can be read here. The article includes a short comment from Clauer. The article also reports Harmony and Rachel Korine’s child, born in late November or early December, has the name Lefty.