The Austin Chronicle's Richard Whittaker interviews the writer of Island Zero, Tess Gerritsen.
The Austin Chronicle's Richard Whittaker discusses films and other aspects that influenced director James Morrison in the making of Diverge.
As part of its Orbiter Year-Round Series, Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival is proud to present the Texas premiere of DIRECTOR’S COMMENTARY: THE TERROR OF FRANKENSTEIN on Thursday, August 25 (9:00pm) at Flix Brewhouse. Co-writer/Director Tim Kirk will do a Q&A via Skype after the screening.
Indie filmmaking is a tough realm, with even a few hundred or thousand dollars making all the difference. Yesterday, the Austin Film Society announced who will be selecting winners of the AFS Filmmaker Grants: Now Other Worlds Austin is launching its own production grant, honoring one of sci-fi and horror's masters.
"We have nothing to fear but fear itself," as FDR said. When writer/director Gaurav Seth adapted post-9/11 sci-fi story “Truth” into his sci-fi thriller Prisoner X, he said, his purpose was “to understand this psychology of paranoia, and how dangerous it is, and how easy it is to exploit.” Seth’s movie receives its Austin premiere this week as part of the Other Worlds Austin sci-fi film festival’s year-round programming.
The film (which receives its Austin debut this Thursday as part of the Other Worlds Austin festival's year-round programming) focuses on two intersecting couples, months after much of the world has been wiped out by a mysterious ailment known only as "the drops." Teen Astraea (Nerea Duhart) and her half-brother Matthew (Scotty Crowe) are trekking across Maine,
As the film is making the festival rounds, there's a special screening in Austin this Thursday as part of Other Worlds Austin's year long spotlight. It's creepy and features Julian Richings chewing all sorts of scenery.
Other Worlds Austin kicks off its 2016 programming with The Answer. What is The Answer? Here’s a trailer.
Sometimes The Answer to your problems is right under your nose. After years of struggling to get movies made, writer/director Iqbal Ahmed quit trying to pitch projects and just made his sci-fi thriller in his own. As an indie filmmaker, he said, "It’s not the right move to ask for permission anymore."
How many Star Wars films are there? Seven? You're wrong. Even add in the two Ewok films, and you're still not close. There are hundreds of Star Wars films, it's just that most of them are made by fans. For May the Fourth, aka Star Wars Day, the Other Worlds Austin festival is celebrating this off-brand creativity.