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SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST 2014 INTERVIEW – PULP DIRECTOR FLORIAN HABICHT
by Jason Whyte
"“PULP find fame on the world stage in the 1990’s with anthems including ‘Common People’ and ‘Disco 2000’. 25 years and 10 million album sales later, they return to Sheffield for their last UK concert. Giving a career best performance exclusive to the film, the band share their thoughts on fame, love, mortality - & car maintenance. PULP is a music-film like no other; by turns funny, moving, life-affirming & (occasionally) bewildering.” Director Florian Habicht on PULP which screens at this year's South By Southwest Film Festival." (more)
SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST 2014 INTERVIEW – I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS DIRECTOR LEAH MEYERHOFF
by Jason Whyte
"“Davina is an imaginative and strong-willed teenage girl who escapes often into a beautifully twisted fantasy life. Having grown up quickly as the sole caretaker of her disabled mother, she looks for salvation in a new relationship with an older boy. She is swept into a whirlwind of romance and adventure, until the volatile side of his personality begins to emerge. “I Believe in Unicorns” takes us on a road trip through the stunning and complex landscape of troubled young love.” Director Leah Meyerhoff on I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS which screens at this year's South By Southwest Film Festival." (more)
SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST 2014 INTERVIEW – MATEO DIRECTOR AARON I. NAAR
by Jason Whyte
"“An idiosyncratic, middle-aged caucasian man from New Hampshire with the "voice of an angel" goes to great lengths to record an original album of incredible music in Havana, Cuba. Imagine R. Crumb as the lead member of Buena Vista Social Club.” Director Aaron I. Naar on MATEO which screens at the 2014 South By Southwest Film Festival." (more)
SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST 2014 INTERVIEW -- FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK DIRECTOR RODRIGO SáNCHEZ
by Jason Whyte
"“Rodrigo and Gabriela, two young Mexicans who decided to do what they love the most, and against all odds could make their wildest dreams come true. They decided to try luck in Europe, changed their electric guitars for acoustic ones to travel lightly. They had performed for Barack Obama, TV shows hosted by Craig Ferguson, Jools Holland and Jay Leno to name some. And created music for TV shows and soundtracks like Breaking Dan, Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, among others. Consider famous international Mexican artists…but unpopular in their own country of Mexico.” Director Rodrigo Sánchez on For Those About To Rock. The story of Rodrigo y Gabriela which screens at this year's South By Southwest Film Festival." (more)
SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST 2014 INTERVIEW – PRINT THE LEGEND DIRECTORS LUIS LOPEZ & CLAY TWEEL
by Jason Whyte
"“PRINT THE LEGEND is a time capsule of the exponentially growing 3D printing marketplace, capturing companies growing from garages to high rises in just a few years. But at its heart, the film is an examination of the compromises and challenges inherent to growing any business.” Directors Luis Lopez & Clay Tweel on their film PRINT THE LEGEND which screens at the South By Southwest Film Festival." (more)
SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST 2014 INTERVIEW – THE WINDING STREAM DIRECTOR BETH HARRINGTON
by Jason Whyte
"“The saga of the family at the heart of American roots music – The Carters and the Cashes.” Director Beth Harrington on her film “The Winding Stream” which screens at this year's South By Southwest Film Festival." (more)
SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST 2014 INTERVIEW – DOUBLE PLAY: JAMES BENNING & RICHARD LINKATER'S GABE KLINGER
by Jason Whyte
"“A documentary portrait of the friendship between the renowned filmmakers James Benning and Richard Linklater that combines filmed conversations and extensive archival material to explore connections and divergences in their respective approaches to life and cinema.” Director Gabe Klinger on his film DOUBLE PLAY which screens at this year's South By Southwest Film." (more)
SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST 2014 INTERVIEW – MANNY DIRECTOR RYAN MOORE
by Jason Whyte
"“”Manny” is the untold story of Manny Pacquiao, one of the most celebrated boxers to ever enter the ring since Muhammad Ali. His life is a true definition of a Cinderella-Man story. From growing up in the slums of the Philippines fighting to feed his family to now carrying the hopes of a 100 million people on his back as he enters the ring, Manny Pacquiao has become a symbol of hope to millions all over the world. To top it off, when he’s not boxing, he’s serving his people as an active Congressman.” Director Ryan Moore on MANNY which screens at this year's South By Southwest Film Festival." (more)
SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST 2014 INTERVIEW – WICKER KITTENS PRODUCER MIKE SCHOLTZ
by Jason Whyte
"“If you were looking for the definitive documentary about competitive jigsaw puzzling, this is it. We follow all the top teams as they prepare for the biggest jigsaw puzzle contest in the country. And SXSW programmed it as a sports film. So you know it’s got to be exciting.” Producer Mike Scholtz on WICKER KITTENS which screens at this year's South By Southwest Film Festival." (more)
SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST 2014 INTERVIEW – THE HEART MACHINE DIRECTOR ZACHARY WIGON
by Jason Whyte
"“THE HEART MACHINE follows a young couple, Cody (John Gallagher Jr from SxSW entry SHORT TERM 12) and Virginia (Kate Lyn Sheil from HOUSE OF CARDS) who met online and are in a long distance relationship. They're happy together, except they've never really met in person.  Cody begins to question Virginia's life abroad,  leading him to doubt that she's there at all. The film follows their parallel journeys, and explores how digital mediation complicates modern love.” Director Zachary Wigon on THE HEART MACHINE which screens at this year's South By Southwest Film Festival." (more)

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