Apple’s Tetris with star Taron Egerton debuts at SXSW

Yesterday at SXSW Film & TV Festival in Austin, Texas, Apple Original Films celebrated the world premiere of the highly anticipated thriller Tetris, which tells the gripping story of how the iconic video game came to be, from producer Matthew Vaughn and director Jon S. Baird, and starring Taron Egerton (Kingsmen, Rocketman). Those celebrating the … Continue reading “Apple’s Tetris with star Taron Egerton debuts at SXSW”

SXSW: Kristian Mercado wins Best Animated Short

A new animated short film from Kristian Mercado Figueroa, Nuevo Rico has won the award for Best Animated Short at this year’s SXSW film festival. The film’s title refers to a dystopian future Puerto Rico, now called Nuevo Rico, where a struggling brother and sister stumble onto a celestial secret that propels them to fame. … Continue reading “SXSW: Kristian Mercado wins Best Animated Short”

SXSW: Demi Lovato doc premieres on YouTube

Having just shaken the audiences of SXSW, the tell all docu-series Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil releases exclusively on YouTube today on March 23. You may have already caught the trailer that packs quite a punch. The new effort, directed by Michael D. Ratner,  is a 2021 documentary series about the life and career of American singer, songwriter, … Continue reading “SXSW: Demi Lovato doc premieres on YouTube”

SXSW: Stage 13 brings 3 panels online

Stage 13, the award-winning and Emmy-nominated original content studio, brings three panels focused on its original series and feature to the WarnerMedia Rise venue at the SXSW Online 2021 festival starting Tuesday, March 16 through Thursday, March 18.  The two panels are “Family Style: Surviving Production During the Pandemic,” and “Two Sentence Horror Stories: Using Horror to Address … Continue reading “SXSW: Stage 13 brings 3 panels online”

SXSW: Hannah Bang’s ‘Soak’ makes debut

Hannah Bang’s film debut Soak is only the beginning of her exploration of female characters who carry an inner conflict that torments them. This MFA thesis live action short film touches on the turmoil of a broken family, and its affects between a mother and daughter. The female centric film has been selected to premiere … Continue reading “SXSW: Hannah Bang’s ‘Soak’ makes debut”

SXSW: A reunion for ‘Introducing Selma Blair’

Enjoying its World Premiere at South by Southwest 2021 in the Documentary Feature Competition is Introducing, Selma Blair, a deeply intimate and raw portrait of the actress after she is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and makes a valiant, risky effort to try to slow the progression of her disease. The film marks the feature doc … Continue reading “SXSW: A reunion for ‘Introducing Selma Blair’”

Sai Selvarajan’s Unlikely Fan to world premiere At SXSW

Sri Lankan born, Dallas-based, retired teacher….and hoops nut. Meet The Unlikely Fan, a basketball enthusiast who definitely doesn’t fit any preconceived image. Sai Selvarajan’s multimedia documentary, one of his most personal projects, will enjoy its World Premiere at SXSW 21 (March 16th at 4pm). Directed by Selvarajan and Jeff Bednarz, The Unlikely Fan is an … Continue reading “Sai Selvarajan’s Unlikely Fan to world premiere At SXSW”

SXSW announces Pitch Competition finalists

South by Southwest Conference and Festivals announced the finalists for the 13th annual SXSW Pitch event, taking place virtually on March 17-18 as part of the SXSW Online digital experience. This competition takes place during South by Southwest Online 2021, with 40 startups chosen to compete based on the technological innovation brought to their fields. One winner … Continue reading “SXSW announces Pitch Competition finalists”

2020 SXSW Fest films stream on Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime Video and SXSW are joining forces to launch “Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection,” following the unprecedented cancellation of the Conference and Festivals by the City of Austin due to concerns surrounding the Coronavirus. “Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection” offers filmmakers in the 2020 SXSW Film Festival … Continue reading “2020 SXSW Fest films stream on Amazon Prime”

Chapeau Studios helps bring SXSW winner to life

Chapeau Studios is proud to have contributed design and post to the feature documentary The Donut King, selected for world premiere in competition at SXSW 2020 and awarded Special Jury Recognition for Achievement in Documentary Storytelling and Special Jury Recognition Poster Design (illustrated by Andrew Hem with design by Charlie Le). Written & directed by Alice Gu, The Donut King’s story is one of fate, … Continue reading “Chapeau Studios helps bring SXSW winner to life”

2020 SXSW announces Jury and Special Awards

There may not have been a SXSW Film Festival this year due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, but that did not stop awards. The 2020 Jury and Special Award winners of the 27th SXSW Film Festival, announced the winners of the film festival, which includes Chicago-based filmmaker Jiayan “Jenny” Shi’s documentary, Finding Yingying, distributed by Kartemquin. … Continue reading “2020 SXSW announces Jury and Special Awards”

Coronavirus forces cancellation of SXSW

Amid growing concern in Austin, Texas over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the city has decided to cancel South By Southwest. The major annual tech, music, and film meetup held in downtown Austin, is the latest major conference to be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, and just one week before it was slated to start. … Continue reading “Coronavirus forces cancellation of SXSW”

Citing Coronavirus, Facebook pulls out of SXSW

Add social media giant Facebook to the growing list of companies pulling out of this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival due to Coronavirus-related concerns. Monday, the company joined tech companies Twitter and Intel. Some Facebook employees were scheduled to appear on panels at the event. The company’s withdrawal from the festival comes after Facebook already canceled … Continue reading “Citing Coronavirus, Facebook pulls out of SXSW”

Coronavirus risk causes Twitter to pull out of SXSW

With the Coronavirus spreading – CNN claims two dozen reported cases, this weekend, brands and event organizers are being forced to rethink their participation in upcoming events. One major event affected is South By Southwest which takes place in Austin next week beginning March 13. Twitter has now announced it will not attend the event … Continue reading “Coronavirus risk causes Twitter to pull out of SXSW”

Selvarajan animated film to world premiere at SXSW

Coup d’état Math, the animated short film written and directed by Sai Selvarajan, will enjoy its world premiere at SXSW 2020. Created after the Trump Muslim ban, the film depicts four immigrant stories — a fight to be born, a fight to survive, a fight to find your place, and the fight to maintain. In … Continue reading “Selvarajan animated film to world premiere at SXSW”

Law firm Morgan & Morgan presents Miss More

Director Paul Trillo of next-gen production & post-production studio ArtClass have joined forces with America’s largest injury law firm Morgan & Morgan to deliver “Miss More.” Miss More is a dynamic persona whose appreciation for getting more out of life is boundless: more sprinkles, more wine and more from her attorney. In this latest campaign, Trillo ushers in … Continue reading “Law firm Morgan & Morgan presents Miss More”

Reel 360’s final 2023 Oscar predictions

As SXSW begins today, I realized it’s actually been one year since awards season behemoth Everything, Everywhere All at Once made its debut in Austin, Texas. The science fiction film was hardly mentioned in conversations then and now it may be the first of its genre to win Best Picture at the 95th Oscars. Most … Continue reading “Reel 360’s final 2023 Oscar predictions”

It’s the Rodeo for EP Katie Walker

Content development and production company Rodeo Show is excited to welcome Katie Walker as Executive Producer. An innovative producer specializing in integrated brand storytelling and content production, Walker has spent years as a producer of award-winning commercials and campaigns for top global brands including Stella Artois, AT&T, Samsung, GE, Kellogg’s, ESPN, and Starbucks.  With Walker’s … Continue reading “It’s the Rodeo for EP Katie Walker”

Easy Mondays’ Kris Mercado hits Slamdance with Mela

Filmmaker Kristian Mercado is familiar with festival season;  his film NUEVO RICO won the Jury Award for Best Animated Short at the 2021 SXSW film festival. His short film MARIPOSA toured the 2020 film festivals with high acclaim. His comedy specials (Sam Jay 3 in the Morning, Hannibal Buress Miami Nights, and more), have also … Continue reading “Easy Mondays’ Kris Mercado hits Slamdance with Mela”

Lauren Greenfield’s Girl Culture evolves into INSTITUTE

Lauren Greenfield’s award-winning commercial production company Girl Culture Films today enters a new phase as INSTITUTE. Marking an evolution for this brand, this change will broaden its directorial roster to be more inclusive of all underrepresented talent regardless of gender, furthering its mission of uplifting diverse storytellers in advertising. The expansion will also offer greater … Continue reading “Lauren Greenfield’s Girl Culture evolves into INSTITUTE”