As you may have heard, SXSW starts this week. For the uninitiated, SXSW is basically a huge gathering of like-minded people in a little Texas city known for keeping it "weird." The ever-popular film portion of the week kicks off tomorrow and, as we mentioned previously, there are a boatload of Kickstarter-funded films screening in competition. In fact, at this very moment there are, count 'em, 33 Kickstarter films scheduled to participate.
To celebrate, we invited all of the local New York-based filmmakers to screen previews of their films, meet each other and have a few drinks at our office. What transpired was a cinematic evening spanning the spectrum of filmmaking — from the day dreamy narrative of Pavilion to the awkwardly hilarious Gayby to the inspiring Brooklyn Castle to the always wonderful Girl Walk. We celebrated, we chatted, and then we flipped the camera on the filmmakers and tried to coax a few words out of them. Take a peek to a get a sense of the variety of Kickstarter-funded films that'll be screening all over Austin starting tomorrow.
PS: If you are in Austin, be sure to pop by the 1,000 Voices, Redefining Creative Collaboration panel on Tuesday, March 13th from 5 - 6 p.m. where our own Kendel Ratley will be speaking along side Jacob and Youngna (Girl Walk // All Day) and Jessi Arrington (WORKSHOP).
All 33 Kickstarter-funded films at SXSW:
Booster, Gayby, The Taiwan Oyster, Bay of All Saints, Jeff, Welcome to the Machine, Blue Like Jazz, Brooklyn Castle, Trash Dance, Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, Electrick Children, La Camioneta — The Journey of One American School Bus, The Last Fall, Leave Me Like You Found Me, Pavilion, Wildness, Indie Game: The Movie, Kid-Thing, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, Girl Walk // All Day, Another Bullet Dodged, A Chjàna (The Plain), Playtime (Spielzeit), A Short Film About Ice Fishing, Would You, Caldera, Man & Gun, Christeene "African Mayonnais", Little Tybee "Boxcar Fair", Tumbleweed!, What It's Like, Gimme the Loot, Tchoupitoulas