CASTING CALL for Austin Feature Film ‘Soft Matter’

Project Title: Soft Matter Type of Production: Feature Length Film Producer: Makena Buchanon Writer: Jim Hickox Director: Jim Hickox   Project Description:  Graffiti artists Kish and Haircut break into a derelict hospice facility in the name of art, but all hell breaks loose when they cross paths with a rampaging sea god and a pair of immortality-obsessed mad scientists. (Independent […]

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Meet Our New Community Coordinator, Morgan McCoy!

Want to know more about our new Front Desk Community Coordinator, Morgan McCoy? Well, you’re in luck! We sat down and asked her a couple of questions about herself for you! Quick Elevator Pitch: Where you from, where you’ve been, and where you going? Morgan: I was born in Monterrey, California, but lived in Corpus […]

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MIX/VHS | Week 004

MIX/VHS’s fourth week brings you a variety of media to get into, from a critically acclaimed fantasy series to a wild as all get out ABBA music video, and everything in-between. We hope you enjoy! Casually Explained: Is She Into You? WATCH IT HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa-4IAR_9Yw Honestly, as predictable and kooky as this, I find myself laughing […]

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REVIEW: Sing Street

John Carney’s Sing Street is a masterful modern musical. It delves into the relatable complexities of aspiring talents everywhere. It is a fun, engaging, charming, and often beautiful reflection on what goes through the ever-changing minds of those who want more in life. Carney’s previous efforts are all in the similar vein of hopeful desperation, […]

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REVIEW(S): Green Room

(This review is a two-part publication, written by Cinemaker Blog contributor Jake Sanders and Community Coordinator Spencer Mirabal respectively.) Jake’s Take Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room is a step in the right direction; A modernized slasher film that we deserve, but one that feels unrefined. We follow a hardcore punk rock band that, after witnessing a […]

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MIX/VHS | Week 003

This week’s mix is chock full of great, eclectic media. We hope you enjoy!   The Wolf Pack (dir. Crystal Morselle) WATCH IT HERE: https://www.netflix.com/watch/80038206?tctx=0%2C0%2Cff41db92-083e-49dc-9039-ae2f0abd5ccc-19308803 An interesting , funny  and sometimes heartbreaking journey into the secret world of a family cut off from the world. I love this film, the filmmaker manages to tell an intense strange, […]

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SXSW Review: Hush

From the creator of Oculus comes a film that some are classifying a horror, but could very well be argued to be an action flick. Hush tells the story of a deaf and mute woman living alone in a secluded home with too many windows.  Sure, we know where this is going.  Of course, this […]

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MIX/VHS | Week 002

Welcome to your weekly dose of visual media goodness! Akira (dir. Katsuhiro Otomo) WATCH IT HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPL8EDKsISY Akira is an action-packed, animated 80s sci-fi film – not to mention, a film way ahead of it’s time – about a post-WWIII Tokyo (Neo-Tokyo) in 2019 where classified government experiments on children have gone awry. For fans of: general cyberpunk […]

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Film Events in Austin! [April 2016]

Check out of these events coming up in the month of April in the Austin film community! Women in Cinema Monday Mixer Monday, April 11th, 2016 @ 7 PM Spiderhouse Chapel, 2908 Fruth St Women in Cinema has a mixer once every month where you can network and meet some great people! Join them for […]

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MIX/VHS | Week 001

MIX/VHS is a collaborative project between the staff members at Austin School of Film where we recommend movies of every different kind in a eclectic mish-mash for people to enjoy. Think of it like the Staff Picks at your favorite record store, but for films. So enjoy your weekly dose of visual media with us! Two […]

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