"#PostModem" is a comedic satirical sci-fi pop-musical based on the theories of Ray Kurzweil and other futurists. It's the story of two Miami girls and how they deal with the technological singularity, as told through a series of cinematic tweets.
Director: Jillian Mayer, Lucas Leyva
Executive Producer: Dennis Scholl
Set during the summer of 1988 in suburban Ohio, Harold's family is crumbling. His angsty son wants nothing to do with him, his daughter detached from reality and his wife has fallen out of love with him. The only thing keeping the family bound is his unconditional love for them.
Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music. The music of Muscle Shoals changed the world and sold millions of copies. At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios. Overcoming poverty and personal tragedy, he brought black and white together in Alabama's cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations while giving birth to the Muscle Shoals Sound and The Swampers.
"Drop" is the story of a drowning victim's journey to understanding. The main character is led through a series of areas that all evoke some strong emotional connection. Throughout the story she is led by the element of water. In the end she is left with the understanding of the meaning behind her journey and hopefully the viewer is left feeling as though after life is no different than the life we live on earth, just another realm which is neither more nor less beautiful.
Writer turned knife maker Joel Bukiewicz of Cut Brooklyn talks about the human element of craft, and the potential for a skill to mature into an art. And in sharing his story, he alights on the real meaning of handmade—a movement whose riches are measured in people, not cash. "The Knife Maker" is the second installment in "Made by Hand", a new short film series celebrating the people who make things by hand—sustainably, locally, and with a love for their craft. Based in Brooklyn, the project takes its influence from the handmade movement here and elsewhere.
There are lots of you-had-to-be-there moments at SXSW; when so many people from the film, interactive, music and comedy worlds hang out in the same place, amazing things happen. If only there was some way to record it all...
Comedy fans, get ready for a week of live podcast recordings (alongside SXSW Comedy's packed schedule of standup, improv and sketch showcases, panels and parties). All live podcast recordings will be at the Esther's Follies (525 E. 6th Street) stage, presented by TuneIn, and they're open to all SXSW badge and wristband holders. Here's your guide to the shows you can check out next week (and look forward to listening to forever):
Image courtesy Jesse Knish/WireImageGrappling with your SXSW Film schedule? We're here to help with Venues in Focus, a short series highlighting Film venues for SXSW 2013
We begin with the historic Paramount Theatre, located between 7th & 8th St on Congress Ave. An Austin landmark, this grand old building seats 1200 people, and is our largest venue. Nearly a century old, the Paramount will again host Headliners and red carpet events, including festival opener The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, as well as repeat screenings, 24 Beats per Second, and our closing night film, The East.
Back again for SXSW 2013, Built features another exciting series of discussions featuring innovators and creators. Join us at Next Stage for this Make & Tell event as these builders reveal their design process and showcase their inventions. Stick around after their short presentations for a meet and greet with the designers and their creations!