From Sake-Bomb website:
“A sarcastic and self-deprecating Asian-American must take his naive Japanese cousin on a road trip along the California coast to find his ex-girlfriend.”
Click thru for our interview with the Director Junya Sakino and his stars in the film Eugene Kim and Gaku Hamada.
From Vimeo Description:
“When their big break falls through, a ragtag performance group with a political message struggles to find their audience—and the motivating force behind their work.”
Click thru for my chat with Writer/Director Dayna Hanson and Producer Mel Eslyn at the Driskill Hotel in Austin, Tx.
Alex Karpovsky is a name to get to know as he’s showcased he’s a talented writer, director, & actor (amongst other things). The busy Boston native is seen on HBO’s award-winning GIRLS series, one movie out now and two others coming out later this week, he’ll be at SXSW with another film and he’s in the upcoming Coen Brothers film. Alex took part in a fun phone call interview where we discuss all of that and much much more. Click thru for my chat with Writer/Director/Actor Alex Karpovsky.
At this point, I’m pretty much running off of breakfast tacos and Tito’s vodka. And whatever free chips they’re handing out. Today on the agenda was the Rachel Ray day party, Filter Showdown at Cedar Street, Hype Hotel, Rachel Ray Greenhouse, etc. Protip: There’s no time to stop and eat at festival or you’ll lose precious minutes. Always keep moving. And drinking.
(Of Monsters and Men were the highlight of Friday. All photos courtesy of Kara Schectman Photography)
Friday I played host to the 2nd annual Local Edge at SXSW unoffish day party at Doc’s (more on that in a separate post). But that wasn’t the only event on my Friday agenda. I hit up the Spin day party, the Filter Showdown at Cedar Street party, and the Windish Agency showcase. Can’t stop. Won’t stop.
SXSW Film section is broken down into 19 sections and only one doesn’t have a film that is directed by a woman. The film festival circuit, compared to major studios or even the Oscars, seems to have clued in to the fact that having an unbiased viewpoint (whether on Race, Sex, or Origin) is the best mentality. I wanted to highlight three up and coming female directors in three very different sections. Click thru to meet Annie Silverstein, Eliza Kinkz & Lindsey Dryden.
An all Austin based film with Austin talent directed by a UT Longhorn = Magpie. Here is our chat with the SXSW Bound Director Russell O. Bush.