Spencer Parson’s Saturday Morning Mystery (formerly Saturday Morning Massacre) is coming to VOD July 17th and getting a theatrical release on August 9th through XLrator Media. You can find out more about the release at Dread Central and see the new trailer and poster (with the very cool critic quote “Scooby-Doo meets The Evil Dead“) after the jump. Continue reading
Bryan Poyser’s The Bounceback has been getting some great reviews during its festival run, including positive notes from Variety, Twitch, and Ain’t It Cool News. For information about upcoming screenings (and more good reviews) you can check out the film’s official website, like it on Facebook, and follow it on Twitter.
Yen Tan’s Pit Stop received some kind words in B. Ruby Rich’s Sundance wrap-up for Film Quarterly:
Yen Tan’s gift for long takes and his comfort with silences makes demands on the audience that films ought to make — and pays them back with a surprising happy ending.
Two films I edited, Yen Tan’s Pit Stop and Bryan Poyser’s The Bounceback, are following up SXSW by screening at the Dallas International Film Festival this weekend. After that, Pit Stop plays Cleveland International Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival, Ashland Independent Film Festival, and Nashville Film Festival while The Bounceback will screen at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
The two features I have playing at this year’s SXSW, Yen Tan’s Pit Stop and Bryan Poyser’s The Bounceback (pictured above), both released trailers online yesterday. You can see both the trailers and a full list of screening times (and links to buy tickets, when available) after the jump.
Two features I edited are going to be screening at SXSW. The festival will mark the world premiere of Bryan Poyser’s The Bounceback (pictured) and the second festival for Yen Tan’s critically-acclaimed Pit Stop. You can see the full feature line-up at IndieWire.
Following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Yen Tan’s Pit Stop received a fantastic review from Variety:
Pit Stop offers fully realized characters, and soft-pedals Lone Star State stereotypes. Never pulling emotional strings, the pic’s unwavering understatement pays off in a well-earned ending rich in possibility.
Read the full review here.
A bunch of my projects have ended up on some “Best of 2012″ lists.
Mark Bell at Film Threat called Cinema Six the second best film of the year (only after Django Unchained) and Don Simpson at Smells Like Screen Spirit listed it as one of his favorite narrative films of 2012. Don also mentioned Cinema Six and Pictures of Superheroes as two of the best undistributed films of 2012 for IndieWire and the best Austin films for AdobeAirStream. Also, Matthew Odam at the Statesman named Pictures of Superheroes one of his favorite Austin movies of the year and Corey Mitchell at Bloody Disgusting listed Spencer Parson’s Saturday Morning Massacre as one of the best horror films of the year.
I’m proud to announce that Yen Tan’s Pit Stop is going to premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Showtimes are listed on the Sundance website, for more on the film like it on Facebook and follow it on Twitter.
Pictures of Superheroes premiered at the Austin Film Festival. A lot of people saw it and then said nice things about it:
“I have never seen a movie like Pictures of Superheroes… It is unlike anything I have ever seen before; its unique and its going to stick with me.”
– Todd Berger, Writer/Director It’s a Disaster
“The film is as absurd as it sounds, but it does not feel haphazard or meaninglessly silly. It’s like an extended Mr. Show sketch with a sloppy heart.”
– Matthew Odam, Austin American Statesman
“Maybe it’s a film about the existential ennui of Marie’s dull grind of a life, or possibly a celebration of adults who eat ice cream for breakfast; mainly, though, Pictures of Superheroes is a terrific, and odd, ensemble piece with what seems like at least half of Austin’s best actors popping up in every other scene.”
– Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
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