Jordan Brown

WE Give a F*ck About an Oxford Comma

WE Give a F*ck About an Oxford Comma

Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of grammatical literacy!

Self-ANNIHILATION in Alex Garland's Latest

Self-ANNIHILATION in Alex Garland's Latest

If you take nothing else away from the review, hear this: ANNIHILATION is exactly what you'd expect of a new Alex Garland film: ambitious, introspective, kinda navel-gazey, haunting. That's a good thing.

Great Scott: Jordan & Doc Brown are stuck on an island

Great Scott: Jordan & Doc Brown are stuck on an island

Doc Brown: Great Scott!

Jordan Brown: This is clearly not the Brown family reunion party. We must have landed in the wrong place. Why didn’t we just take a regular flight like everyone else in the family?

5 SciFi Music Videos Worth A Watch From The Past Decade

5 SciFi Music Videos Worth A Watch From The Past Decade

This is not the first time I've written about SciFi music videos and it likely won't be the last. There's a wealth of material out there, and honestly it's pretty fun to see what musical acts, particularly big-budget names, come up with to tell their musical stories. We get alter-egos, ambitious storylines, and style to boot. I've compiled a grouping of videos that run the gamut from robots to aliens to scientists. Ch-check it out:

Pointy Elbows vs Cardboard

Pointy Elbows vs Cardboard

OWA founder, Bears Fonte, has approved a rescue mission to help save Dave from his maze. But he said not all staff members can go on the mission—who will be left to run the festival? He has tasked Dan Repp, Senior Programmer and Event Director, with interviewing OWA staff to determine who goes into the maze. Next up is Jordan Brown, Associate Artistic Director:

Adam Bradley spills his time-travel secrets (ok, they're filmmaking secrets)

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!! 

(Ice) Cream of the Crop

 (Ice) Cream of the Crop

At the end of the day, it’s all about the simple pleasures in life, and this sweet, sweet frozen nectar of the Gods (cows, whatever) has earned a spot worldwide as one of the most soothing of treats. I’ve no doubt that, in 2097, ice cream is still a thing. Let me tell you a bit about your ice cream's ancestors. Dairy historians, please take note:

Kelsey Was Captured By Moon Monsters

Kelsey Was Captured By Moon Monsters

The vessel’s last transmission puts them on the surface of one of Saturn's moons. Suppose the crew discovered other lifeforms on the moon – and suppose those other lifeforms, or “Selenites,” were hostile… Kelsey and her crew may have been able to fight off an initial attack and hole up somewhere, or perhaps they were overtaken and brought to the “Selenite King” as prisoners. Either way, they would be stranded on the moon. Hopefully their ship would still be in working order, though abandoned.

Never Forget Your First: Teenagers & The Apocalypse

Never Forget Your First: Teenagers & The Apocalypse

In THE TRIBE, director Roxy Shih (one of our 2016 Mary Shelley Award finalists) explores the "post-apocalyptic wasteland" setting with a new type of hero (antihero?): the teenage girl. 

The M83 Kids Are Alright

The M83 Kids Are Alright

With all of the shitty things happening in the world in 2016 thus far, let’s appreciate that the year has also offered a welcome reprieve with a renaissance of the ever-popular, ever-awesome trope of “kid with special powers” in film. This gives me an excuse to finally write about M83’s Trilogy.

OWA Alum EMBERS hits its stride

OWA Alum EMBERS hits its stride

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.

Tannis Root is the New Black

Tannis Root is the New Black

A few years ago for Christmas, my sister gifted me a necklace that looks like the tannis root pendant that Minnie gives Rosemary for “protection.”  It was silly and thoughtful and remains one of my most-worn pieces of jewelry.

A Chat with Michelle Nolden, Star of PRISONER X

A Chat with Michelle Nolden, Star of PRISONER X

In the excitement of screening PRISONER X at Flix Brewhouse this Thursday, OWA's Associate Artistic Director Jordan Brown reached out to the film's lead, Michelle Nolden, to discuss the film, character development, being a woman in genre projects, and more!

Writer/Director Iqbal Ahmed provides THE ANSWER to each Question Jordan Brown asks

Writer/Director Iqbal Ahmed provides THE ANSWER to each Question Jordan Brown asks

"I wanted to explore identity at an intimate level — something I hadn’t seen recently.  I wanted to talk about family and identity from the perspective of a character who has quietly suppressed his past and who lives his day-to-day almost like a ghost." - THE ANSWER writer/director Iqbal Ahmed

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