OPEN WINDOWS: Black Leather, New Poster For Nacho Vigalondo Thriller

I had the opportunity to see Nacho Vigalondo's third feature Open Windows at the European Film Market in Berlin earlier this month. And while I can't tell you any details, I can say that it was pretty incredible: intelligent, innovative, brilliantly... More »

SXSW 2014: Trailer Debut for Suicide Dramedy SEQUOIA

One of the standout titles on the SXSW Narrative Spotlight lineup is Andy Landen's feature debut Sequoia. Starring Aly Michalka and Dustin Milligan alongside Todd Lowe, Demetri Martin, Sophi Bairley, and Joey Lauren Adams, Sequoia is the story of a... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Crowdfund This! Get THE HEART MACHINE to SXSW

One of the must-sees on our SXSW 2014 forecast is Zachary Wigon's The Heart Machine. Starring John Gallagher Jr. and Kate Lyn Sheil, this romantic mystery/thriller looks like a tense exploration of modern love. But with the Austin premiere looming,... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Magnet Gets U.S. Rights For SXSW Midnighter STAGE FRIGHT For A Song

I feel a certain kinship with Jerome Sable's horror musical short The Legend of Beaver Dam. Apart from being made by a fellow Canadian, I was part of the jury that awarded his terrific short film with Best Horror Short... More »
By Andrew Mack   

SXSW 2014: Watch THE INFINITE MAN Trailer, Aussie Time Travel Rom-Com

The Australian time travel rom-com The Infinite Man will have its World Premiere at SXSW next month in Austin, Texas. It marks the feature film debut of Hugh Sullivan, who also wrote the flick. The film was produced by Kate Croser,... More »
By Andrew Mack   

PREMATURE Trailer Promises GROUNDHOG DAY With Orgasms

Announced yesterday as a selection of the SXSW film festival, Dan Beers' Premature is built on a very simple - and very funny - premise: It's Groundhog Day, in high school, with orgasms. Here's how the festival describes it:Rob is... More »
By Todd Brown   

Trailer & Release Date for Wonderful SXSW Docu MAIDENTRIP

Sometimes it just warms your heart to see a film finally getting the attention it deserves. It has just been announced that the wonderful SXSW Audience Award-winning documentary Maidentrip will be setting sail from First Run Features in New York... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Watch The First Trailer For SXSW Winner SHORT TERM 12

Destin Daniel Cretton's naturalistic drama Short Term 12 premiered at this year's SXSW to the buzziest of buzz and then went on to win both the Grand Jury and Audience prize there. The film continues on the festival circuit this... More »
By Ben Umstead   

WASTELANDER PANDA Is Coming For You. New Series Teasers Begin

Last year we found out about a strange new hybrid of awesome, a webseries about a Max Rockatansky-style panda wandering the blasted post-apocalyptic landscape. A prologue for this series, Wastelander Panda, was launched online, and after an overwhelming vote of... More »
By Simon de Bruyn   

SXSW 2013 Review: SNAP Rattles Nerves as a Mind Unhinges

It's always the quiet ones. Jim (Jake Hoffman) is a quiet, unassuming, hesitant, and incredibly shy young man. He escapes into music, whaling blasts of noise and harsh beats that he shapes into accompaniment for daily news footage, and posts... More »
By Peter Martin   

SXSW 2013 Review: BIG ASS SPIDER! Attacks Los Angeles With More Humor Than Horror

Truth in advertising is such a rare commodity that Big Ass Spider! gets one of its eight legs up on the competition because of it. Clearly, director Mike Mendez and his collaborators behind the camera completely buy into the idea... More »
By Peter Martin   

SXSW 2013: BIG ASS SPIDER Clip Will Melt Your Face Off!

There is an expression in the world of Metal music called 'The Face Melter'. It is when you get a heavy metal solo that is so awesome and powerful, it causes one's face to melt. You will not find any Heavy Metal music in this... More »
By Andrew Mack   

SXSW 2013 Exclusive: SWIM LITTLE FISH SWIM Trailer Makes A Delightful Splash

Director Ruben Amar is no newb to the world of film festivals, what with his slew of short films, including Checkpoint, playing the likes of Slamdance, Saraosta and Palm Springs. Teaming up with his fellow French compatriot Lola Bessis for... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Experience The Dark Side Of Dubstep In The Teaser For SXSW Title SNAP *Video Now Embedded*

You know about those young whippersnappers out there dancing and grinding and convulsing to a new brand of electronic music that they've titled dubstep, right? Well, who would have thought that anybody would ever make a dark, psychological drama with... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Cue the Wagner, Cue The War! Trailer for MILIUS Documentary

Writer.  Filmmaker. Gun-owner.  And all around bad-ass, John Milius, is the man who is responsible in part for the Dirty Harry franchise, Apocalypse Now, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, 1941, Conan The Barbarian, Red Dawn and HBO's... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Serpents And Sinners In Trailer For Mitchell Altieri's HOLY GHOST PEOPLE

William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor and the like had it right. When you take people somewhere off the beaten track and stoke a religious fervor in them, strange things can happen. You don't even need to go off the beaten track... More »
By Todd Brown   

SXSW 2013 Exclusive: Teaser Trailer Debut for GOOD NIGHT

It's festival trailer premiere season and we've got another SXSW exclusive for you. This time it's the feature debut Good Night from director Sean H. A. Gallagher. Though the premise sounds a bit dark, the trailer looks like a... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

SXSW 2013 Exclusive: Trailer Debut for SAKE-BOMB

There's really nothing as funny as some good ironically racist humor, which is exactly what looks to be on full display in this Twitch exclusive trailer debut for Junya Sakino SXSW Premiering debut feature Sake-Bomb. Billed as a sexed-up... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Afghanistan TV Goes Indie in SXSW Selected THE NETWORK

Soon to debut at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, The Network documents the creation of the first independent television network in Afghanistan. Eva Orner, an award-winning Australian producer, makes her directorial debut with the documentary. The festival describes... More »
By Peter Martin   

SXSW 2013: First Trailer For BIG ASS SPIDER Does What It Says On The Tin

Mike Mendez is one of the great underrated directors of low budget splattery horror. I first came to notice him with The Convent back in 2000, a fun little haunted house/possession film starring the great Adrienne Barbeau. In the years... More »
By J Hurtado   
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