Sun, 26 August 2012
Paul Rachman - Acclaimed Filmmaker and Co-Founder of the Slamdance - Drive Baby Drive, Four Dogs Playing Poker, Zoe XO/Zoe Rising, American Hardcore
Paul Rachman, filmmaker and co-founder of Slamdance, began his film career making underground hardcore punk films and music videos for bands such as Bad Brains, Gang Green, Negative FX, and Mission of Burma.
Paul quickly rose to become one of the of the industry's top music video directors at Propaganda Films in Los Angeles, where he worked with such artists as: Alice in Chains, The Replacements, Pantera, Temple of the Dog, Sepultura, Roger Waters, Joan Jett, and Kiss.
Sun, 19 August 2012
Kari Perkins - Austin, TX based Costume Designer - Dazed and Confused, Fast Food Nation, A Scanner Darkly, Puncture, and Bernie
Kari is an award winning costume designer with an innovative style for creating believable characters for feature films, dance/theater and television.
Always looking for a creative challenge, Kari prefers a more sustainable approach to costume design, often building wardrobe from community recycled clothing and fabrics.
Kari has worked with some of Austin’s most prolific dance choreographers and many theatrical productions over the years.
In addition to dance and theatre, Kari has designed over 20 feature films, including an ongoing projects for Richard Linklater including: Dazed and Confused, Fast Food Nation, A Scanner Darkly, Bernie, along with Love and a .45, Skateland, and Puncture.
Sun, 12 August 2012
They continued their collaboration on Beasts of the Southern Wild, winner of both the Camera d'Or at Cannes and the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, where Ben also won the Excellence in Cinematography Award.
Sun, 5 August 2012
Bill and Turner Ross started out making small personal projects that they really never showed anyone, but that changed with the SXSW premier of 45365, which went on to win numerous awards, including the Truer Than Fiction prize in the Independent Spirit Awards.
45365 explores daily life in the quintessential American small town of Sidney, Ohio. It is a portrait of a city and its people - from cops to barbers to football coaches to nursing home residents. Using an impressionistic, verite approach, the film coalesces stories into a mosaic of faces, places, and events.
More recently, their documentary, Tchoupitoulas (chop-ih-TOOL-us) has no interviews, no voiceover; just the evocation of an existence and the feelings it conjures.
In Tchoupitoulas, three young brothers take a secret sunset journey across a river to a pleasure island that's always been forbidden to them in New Orleans: a world of dancers, musicians, hustlers, drag queens, and revelers that parade through the lamp-lit streets between Rampart and the river, seen through their eyes.