4 items from 2012
Principal photography has officially begun on David Lowery's dramatic thriller, Ain't Them Bodies Saints , Evolution Independent, Lagniappe and Paradox Entertainment announced today. Already announced to star Rooney Mara ( The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ), Casey Affleck ( The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford ) and Ben Foster ( 3:10 To Yuma ), the production has announced the addition of Nate Parker ( Red Tails ) and Keith Carradine ( Cowboys and Aliens ). The film tells the story of Bob Muldoon (Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Mara), two young outlaws who are brought down by the law in the hills of Texas. The film began shooting in Shreveport, Louisiana on July 9th and is produced by James Johnston ( St. Nick ) and Toby Halbrook ( Pioneer ) for Sailor Bear; »
Texas filmmaker James M. Johnston is quite up-and-coming! In just a few years several of his short films have been featured at dozens of festivals including his latest project Knife, which premiered at the 2011 Sarasota Film Festival and screened in his home state during the 2012 SXSW.
Johnston also produced the short film Pioneer, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival, and was recently selected as a Sundance Institute Feature Film Creative Producing Fellow.
Dread Central had the opportunity to sit down for an extensive chat with Johnston about his latest directorial effort, Knife, and learned more about his atmospheric rural Texas tale centered around an unnamed man (Charles Baker) who must face the dangerous consequences of the rising anger inside of him.
During our interview we heard from Johnston about his blossoming career as an independent filmmaker as well as more about his latest short film »
This second part of my SXSW shorts coverage takes a marked musical turn, including a number of music videos, a short with no dialogue, and an adaptation starring Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew. In case you missed it, you can go back and read Part One.
If you're not familiar with Christeene Vale, this latest music video from the outrageous Texan drag queen is a great introduction. Performing first in the mall, she is chased out by a mall cop on a Segway and then moves on to other recognizable Austin locations. This is the most in-your-face drag queen you're likely to find, and I only hope I'm fortunate enough to witness a live performance at some point. Directed by Austin filmmaker and cinematographer Pj Raval.
Knife (Texas Shorts)
Rich, immersive sound mixing is integral to this short, which tells a story without the use of dialogue. »
- Mike Saulters
Mouthful is Putka’s second short film, a verbally raunchy comedy starring Eilis Cahill and Conor Casey as a young couple whose relationship becomes strained thanks to an overly frank discussion about their sexual histories. The film was recently reviewed on Bad Lit: The Journal of Underground Film saying “one shouldn’t assume too much how the premise of a young man and woman discussing [male] anatomy will play out.”
Putka has also mounted an IndieGoGo campaign to help fund his filmmaking team’s trip to SXSW and for marketing material, such as posters, T-shirts, press kits and such. If you want to help out, please visit the Mouthful IndieGoGo page.
Tumbleweed! is the latest collaboration between »
- Mike Everleth
4 items from 2012