Jay Van Hoy & Lars Knudsen
In 2004, producing partners Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy established Parts & Labor, a production company dedicated to director-driven, collaborative filmmaking. Integral to company's vision and consistency is an unwavering dedication to each project, respect for the process and a true love of film.
Parts & Labor has since produced 20 films, and most recently three of them premiered in competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival: David Lowery's AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, starring Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster; photojournalist Shaul Schwarz’s documentary NARCO CULTURA; and Andrew Dosunmu's second feature MOTHER OF GEORGE.
Last year, it released the critically acclaimed festival hits KEEP THE LIGHTS ON, the latest film by Ira Sachs, and THE LONELIEST PLANET, by Julia Loktev. In addition, Van Hoy and Knudsen produced Mike Mills' BEGINNERS, which earned Christopher Plummer the 2012 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. The film also starred Ewan McGregor and Melanie Laurent, and was released worldwide in 2011 by Focus Features and Universal.