I'm a social butterfly who loves raving about the fest and connecting people to something they wouldn't otherwise be aware of. It's not about who knew of it first...it's about sharing the experience.
A device has been created that can send someone back in time to fix what went wrong. This one person would seem to be the most unlikely of “heroes,” in that they have thrived in this new world and have built up an “empire” in the scorched earth.
We spoke with Mr. Joe M. Morton before he undertook this daring attempt to cancel the apocalypse.
Writer-actor-editor-we-lost-count-because-he-did-so-many-things-on-set Adam Bradley comes to Austin this week for our June Orbiter screening, YESTERDAY LAST YEAR. In preparation for the event, OWA Associate Artistic Director Jordan Brown tossed a few questions at Adam to learn more about him and the film. He more than delivered on answering her questions: he is not a man of few words... Read on!!
We at Other Worlds Austin are proud to introduce the newest member of our team, Eric Harrelson! Eric is coming on board as a Programmer and Screenwriting Director. Readers of our blog are already quite familiar with Eric.
Jean Anne Lauer’s love of SciFi can be traced back to the book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien, which was a prized RIF acquisition and which she read at least a million times. Also as a child, she regularly watched such classics as Fantastic Voyage (Dir. Fleischer), fell in love with Kurt Russell in The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (Dir. Butler), and never missed an opportunity to see The Absent Minded Professor (Dir. Stevenson).
Since playing OWA, EMBERS has been picked up by Slamdance as its first-ever 'Slamdance Presents' title and will run at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood August 5-11. It's also set for an iTunes/On Demand release on August 2. OWA Associate Artistic Director Jordan Brown figured it was time to catch up with Claire and see how the EMBERS family is doing on the eve of the film's release.
Several years ago, I was fortunate to meet and interview wickedly humorous and talented actress Beth Grant while she was in Austin supporting the quirky comedy, HERPES BOY. Her passion and enthusiasm was so infectious that we bonded immediately, and to date our time together is my most memorable interview in my film criticism career.
We've stayed in touch over the years as she continues to work hard in television and film. Just a few of her projects include THE BLUES FOR WILLADEAN, the film adaptation of Del Shore's award-winning dramatic play, James Franco's AS I LAY DYING, and THE MINDY PROJECT in which she portrays regular Beverly, an eccentric nurse-turned-receptionist.
Although Beth's screen time in the upcoming film THE MIDNIGHT SWIM is rather brief, her character drives so much of the story between the female cast that I felt it imperative to have her perspective on this film as well as her advice for filmmakers.