For over two decades, fans of film, music, technology and gaming have flocked en mass to Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival. Hailed by many as one of the best launching places around for indie film, SXSW has cultivated a reputation for giving emerging filmmakers a much-needed boost in the industry. Last year's festival saw the critically-acclaimed drama Short Term 12 win both the Grand Jury Narrative Feature Award and the Narrative Audience Award, and three notable films - Vincenzo Natali's Haunter, E.L. Katz's Cheap Thrills, and Joe Swanberg's Drinking Buddies - received distribution deals. This year again promises some more excellent finds, as well as the US premiers of some highly anticipated films in a variety of genres. From pet projects by big-name directors to crowd-funded fan-darling revivals, here's a look at 10 films making a splash at this year's festival.
Writer and filmmaker from the west side of the Mitten state. Founder of Book of Matches Media, an independent production collective dedicated to creating interesting and meaningful art in a variety of mediums.
Husband to Michelle and father of two young lads, Carter Edison Young and Nolan Sirius. A lifelong music maker and a dreamer of the dreams.