Directed by:

Ethan Hawke

Written by:

Ethan Hawke, Sybil Rosen

Produced by:

Ethan Hawke, Ryan Hawke, Jake Seal (Born to be Blue, Breaking the Bank), John Sloss (Boyhood, I’m Not There)


Benjamin Dickey, Alia Shawkat (Fox’s Arrested Development, Whip It) Josh Hamilton (Alive, Francis Ha), Charlie Sexton, Kris Kristofferson (Blade), Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

BLAZE is inspired by the life of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas outlaw music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. The film weaves together three different periods of time, braiding re-imagined versions of Blaze’s past, present and future. The different strands explore his love affair with Sybil Rosen; his last, dark night on earth; and the impact his songs and death had on his fans, friends, and foes. The braided storyline terminates in a bittersweet ending that acknowledges Blaze’s profound highs and lows, as well as the impressions he made on the people who shared his journey.