It’s not always easy to find funding when the movie you’re creating doesn’t have blockbuster potential. But director Andrew Haigh said his library of work helped get people behind his latest project.

“The more work you do, the easier it becomes because people know the kind of films that you make and the style of films that you make,” Haigh said. “People that supported my previous films were happy to support this film, but there’s always challenges”

The director, who’s also behind the HBO series “Looking” and won the SXSW Audience Award for his film “Weekend” in 2011, just premiered “Lean on Pete” at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Tex. The movie tells the story of Charlie, a teenager who befriends a racehorse and embarks on a cross-country journey with the animal.

The film stars Charlie Plummer, Chloë Sevigny, and Steve Buscemi.

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