Filmmaker Magazine’s annual 25 New Faces of Independent Film is always one of the year’s most anticipated lists and PSD loves to further introduce some of those talented folks. 1st up in our look into this year’s list of talented people we chatted with writer, director, and actor Patrick Wang, whose film In The Family takes a unique look into the issues that revolve around gay marriage rights. The film isn’t a voice of reason for either side, but rather a heart-felt look into the dynamics of how one family is impacted by a couple’s lack of rights to their child. Patrick was kind enough to take part in an in-depth email questionnaire about his career so far, the film itself and about much more. Click thru for our first series of chats with the 25 New Faces of Indie Film.
Houston Artist Natalie Irish has garnered a lot of attention for her unique painting style. But she’s a lot more then just a pair of pretty lips. Natalie Irish is a survivor, a complete artist, an inspiration and a cyborg…well sorta. Here is our Q & A with Natalie about her Pearland upbringing, UNT ties, and much much more.
“In Search of the American Dream” is the story about four children and their adult brother as they desperately race across Texas for survival. Writer/Director/Actor Baldemar Rodriguez, lead actress Shaina Sandoval, musician and producer Randy Cabellero, and other members of the cast held a press conference last week explaining the upcoming film and all that goes into getting a project of this magnitude off the ground.
Last time, we left off with Bradley introducing his latest film, The Man Who Never Cried. Bradley and I discussed almost every aspect of making the film and I am pleased to share with you this enlightening look into his film.
Texan Director/Writer Bradley Jackson is another UT film grad making amazing films. His latest film, The Man Who Never Cried, is a finalist for the Doorpost prize. Bradley chatted with PSD about his Houston days and just how he became a film-maker.