SXSW film 2013: Captured in Seconds

Monica Solis KTSW News Discover some of the best advice and analogies SXSW film 2013 had to offer in a few, short clips. “Prince Avalanche” actor Paul Rudd makes fun of the notion of character development “Mud” actor Matthew McConaughey says he is not doing anything outside of acting anymore because there’s three things only to focus on. “A Band Called Death” bandmembers of Death explain the importance of honoring the band’s name. “A Band Called Death” won the SXSW Film Audience award for the category : “24 beats per second.” “Sound City” director Dave Grohl says sharing the love … Continue reading SXSW film 2013: Captured in Seconds

SXSW Film 2013 : “The Punk Syndrome” chat with Finland’s Pertti Kurikan Nimipaivat

“The Punk Syndrome” : Contagious and Outrageous Punk rock is…punk rock is in -your-face issues, punk rock makes you lose yourself in the crowd, in the energy; it does not bow down to anyone or anything. This is the essence of Pertti Kurikan Nimipaivat, translated as Pertti Kurikka’s Name Day, a punk rock band reining from the Nordic lands of Finland. The band consists of Pertti Kurikka(guitar), Toni Valitalo (drums), Kari Aalto(vocals), and Sami Helle(bass), four  men that sing about the societal stigmas of mental handicaps, of their own experiences with it, of politics, of anti-authority, and with angst and … Continue reading SXSW Film 2013 : “The Punk Syndrome” chat with Finland’s Pertti Kurikan Nimipaivat

SXSW film 2013: Cast and Crew of “Coldwater” talk roles and social stigmas

-Monica Solis KTSW reporter SXSW 2013 presented Jordan Gaas-Poore’ and I the chance to sit down with some cast and crew of drama/thriller “Coldwater,” which debuted at the film festival. (See “SXSW Film 2013 : ‘Coldwater’ Review” for thoughts on … Continue reading SXSW film 2013: Cast and Crew of “Coldwater” talk roles and social stigmas

SXSW film 2013 : Dave Grohl’s “Sound City” ignites the spirit of rock’n’roll

Dave Grohl’s “Sound City” ignites the spirit of rock’n’roll First time director Dave Grohl is someone whose name you may associate more clearly with the title of former drummer of 90s grunge band Nirvana and now front-man of the Foo … Continue reading SXSW film 2013 : Dave Grohl’s “Sound City” ignites the spirit of rock’n’roll

SXSW Film 2013 – “Coldwater” review

by Monica Solis “Coldwater” dives deep into hearts, and leaves no holds barred What do you get when you cross Call of Duty Black Ops “The Sergeant,” with a protagonist who resembles a young Ryan Gosling,with a production company that gets the art of cinematography and a director who debuts with a message you just can’t ignore? You get the film Coldwater which premiered at SXSW 2013. Coldwater, written by Mark Penney and directed and written by Vincent Grashaw, consists of an up-and-coming, lead cast : aforementioned “young Gosling” PJ Boudousqué, and Call of Duty’s James C. Burns, co-starring with … Continue reading SXSW Film 2013 – “Coldwater” review