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.
SXSW Bound with Director Ben Steinbauer and his short film Brute Force. The Austinite chatted with me about his documentary chops, his production company with PSD favorite Berndt Mader, and of course the “Fuh-King” man that is Brute Force.
Directors Nathan Caswell and Jeremiah Zagar’s film Remains is an 8 minute short that is SXSW Bound in the Narrative Short Competition. I was able to chat with Jeremiah Zagar about his career and about heading back to SXSW.
Documentary Filmmaker Rebecca Richman Cohen, a PSD favorite and previous interviewee, has a SXSW bound doc about the medical marijuana battle. Code of the West holds its world premiere in Austin this upcoming Sunday, March 11. PSD chatted with the film’s star Tom Daubert. Click through to meet this intelligent, honest and now in-danger activist.
Directors Chris Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein at Sundance.
SXSW Bound short The Strange Ones is part of the Narrative Short Block 1 section and will have its first show on Saturday, March 12 at the Alamo Lamar A. Here is part 2 of our chat with the talented duo.