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SXSW 2015 INTERVIEW: WE ARE STILL HERE DIRECTOR TED GEOGHEGAN
by Jason Whyte
""WE ARE STILL HERE is a bloody love letter to the mystery and unease of classic haunted house cinema, while incorporating all of the style and excitement of modern horror films. It's about human loss and loneliness, and inhuman ancient evil." Director Ted Geoghegan on WE ARE STILL HERE which screens as part of the Midnighter Series at the 2015 South By Southwest Film Festival." (more)
SXSW 2015 INTERVIEW: THE LAST MAN ON THE MOON DIRECTOR MARK CRAIG
by Jason Whyte
"'THE LAST MAN ON THE MOON is the story of a man who came from next to nothing, with a crazy dream to fly; yet just 20 years later he was driving a car around on the moon. Impossible, right? A fairy tale. Only it really happened...but it wasn't easy. In fact it was really, really hard. So hard, we don't seem to be able to do it today. It's a story of love and loss, and burning ambition to achieve the ultimate objective, and living with the consequences." Director Mark Craig on THE LAST MAN ON THE MOON which screens at the 2015 South By Southwest Film Festival." (more)
SXSW 2015 INTERVIEW: STONE BARN CASTLE DIRECTOR KEVIN FORD
by Jason Whyte
""What started out as a documentary about Adrien Brody's renovation of an old stone castle in Upstate New York unexpectedly became a much deeper story about the universal search for finding home, and the complexity of dreams. The film provided a very personal look into Adrien's own growth and understanding that he found along the 7 year journey to complete the project." Director Kevin Ford on his film STONE BARN CASTLE which screens at the 2015 South By Southwest Film Festival." (more)
SXSW 2015 INTERVIEW: BREAKING A MONSTER DIRECTOR LUKE MEYER
by Jason Whyte
""BREAKING A MONSTER is about the break-out year of the band UNLOCKING THE TRUTH. It follows 7th grade band-members Alec Atkins, Malcolm Brickhouse and Jarad Dawkins through their first encounters with stardom and the music industry. The film takes place in an extremely narrow and specific time period for the boys - They are transcending childhood at the exact same time their band is breaking out to the wider world." Director Luke Meyer on BREAKING A MONSTER which screens at the 2015 South By Southwest Film Festival." (more)
SXSW 2015 INTERVIEW: MAVIS! DIRECTOR JESSICA EDWARDS
by Jason Whyte
""MAVIS! is the first feature documentary on legendary singer Mavis Staples and her family group the Staple Singers. They were gospel music pioneers, at the forefront of the civil rights movement with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and booty shaking hit-makers with soul music hits like "I'll Take You There" and "Respect Yourself." And at 75 years old, Mavis is still out there touring and performing and making the most vital music of her career. And Bob Dylan wanted to marry her!" Director Jessica Edwards on MAVIS! which screens at the 2015 South By Southwest Film Festival." (more)
SXSW 2015 INTERVIEW: THE TEAM BEHIND EL PORVENIR
by Jason Whyte
""EL PORVENIR is a short film about cockfighting in Mexico. It tells the story of Abelardo Olguin, a third-generation cockfighter struggling to pass on his family’s traditions and life's passion to his children in the face of efforts across the country to ban the sport. The film is a glimpse into this unique and controversial culture." Director Josh Chertoff on EL PORVENIR which screens in the Short Film showcase at the 2015 South By Southwest Film Festival. Josh is also joined by co-director/cinematographer Alfredo Alcantara and producer Ben Altarescu." (more)
SXSW 2015 INTERVIEW: Y/OUR MUSIC DIRECTORS DAVID REEVE & WARALUCK HIRANSRETTAWAT EVERY
by Jason Whyte
""Y/OUR MUSIC is a chance for you to experience the real Thailand without flying there. Come listen to a free flow of rare music, hear untold stories and see the unusual lives of these independent-minded music makers." Directors David Reeve & Waraluck Hiransrettawat Every on Y/OUR MUSIC which screens at the 2015 South By Southwest Film Festival." (more)
SXSW 2015 INTERVIEW: THE GOOB DIRECTOR GUY MYHILL
by Jason Whyte
""This is English, proper English. FULL ENGLISH. Part Bowie, part stock car racing, part woozy coming of age." Director Guy Myhill on THE GOOB which screens at the 2015 South By Southwest Film Festival." (more)
SXSW 2015 INTERVIEW: THE JONES FAMILY WILL MAKE A WAY DIRECTOR ALAN BERG
by Jason Whyte
""The movie is about the oddest of allies, a Pentecostal priest and a jaded atheistic music critic, who bond over their shared love of old-school gospel music. As their relationship deepens the critic helps bring the Jones Family Singers into worlds they never thought they would ever enter, including SXSW." Director Alan Berg on THE JONES FAMILY WILL MAKE A WAY which screens at the 2015 South By Southwest Film Festival." (more)
SXSW 2015 INTERVIEW: GOOD THINGS AWAIT DIRECTOR PHIE AMBO
by Jason Whyte
""The film is about rediscovering how we used to farm according to mother natures' rhythms and not so much according to high efficiency and low costs. You will meet one of the founding fathers of the New Nordic kitchen who is insisting on farming in his own bio-dynamic style even though the authorities are trying to shut him down. It's really a story about this specific time that we live in when the old industrial values are being challenges by holistic and sustainable systems." Director Phie Ambo on GOOD THINGS AWAIT which screens at the 2015 South By Southwest Film Festival." (more)

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