Jon Favreau’s “Chef” and Alan Hicks’ doc “Keep On Keepin’ On” scored the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival’s audience awards, just after Harvey Weinstein announced to the crowd at the fest’s closing night screening that Radius-TWC had picked up worldwide distribution rights to “Keep On.”
“Chef” and “Keep On Keepin’ On” will receive additional festival screenings April 27, the last day of the 2014 festival. Each prize comes with $25,000 each for the filmmakers.
Earlier in the week Hicks took home Tribeca’s juried prize for new documentary director.
“Chef” — with a starry cast that includes Favreau, John Leguizamo, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr. — centers on a disgraced chef who goes on a road trip to establish a new food truck business.
“Keep On” follows an 89-year-old trumpeting legend’s mentorship of a blind, 23-year-old piano prodigy. Radius-TWC has hit gold with a music doc before, having released last year’s Oscar-winning film “Twenty Feet From Stardom.”
Tribeca’s audience award winners were announced at the fest’s wrap party April 26.