CASTING CALL for Austin Short Film ‘Token Support Group’

Production Title: Token Support Group Type of Production: Short Film Producer: Carrie Evans Writer: Alex Thomas Director: Alex Thomas   Project Description:  Token Support Group is a short narrative comedy about a support group for people who feel they are the token Black/Asian/Woman/LGBT person in some area of their life. Character Breakdowns: The Leader (30s-70s) Native American man or woman Tiwana […]

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REVIEW | X-Men: Apocalypse

I want to like the X-Men movies.  I really do.  I feel like I personally have an attachment to the series as I spent a good deal of time in the 90s watching the animated series, I have always had a head of naturally silver hair and heterochromia (eyes are different colors), and have been […]

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Instructor Jeanne Stern collaborates on ‘Songs from the Rainshadow’s Edge’

This Friday and Saturday, Church of the Friendly Ghost will be presenting a performance of composer Benton Roark’s Songs from the Rainshadow’s Edge. It is self described as a haunting and lush five-part song cycle that is scored (unusually) for Soprano, Narrator, Electric Guitar, Flute, Viola, Double Bass, Percussion, and Sampled Sounds. Accompanying the 33-minute orchestration will […]

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MIX/VHS | Week 007

We’re back after a week off with a new mix! Check out some picks from the usual crew, plus some new friends to the MX/VHS team. Soon, we will be cataloging our contributors picks so that you will have a way to refer back to past mix’s. We hope  you enjoy! A Giant Dog – […]

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REVIEW | The Nice Guys

Picture a Pre-Star Wars 1977 Los Angeles: The era and climate that, through nostalgia or fantasy, we picture with suave mustaches, foxy afros, and bell-bottom jeans. Not to mention drugs, alcoholism, rampant pornography, and lots and lots of awesome violence. Maybe this isn’t the “real” side of life in the 1970s; perhaps it is closer […]

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CASTING CALL for Austin Short Film ‘Love, Dom Rodriguez’

Project Title: Love, Dom Rodriguez Type of Production: Short Film Production Company: Short Pictures Independent Producer: Carrie Cates Writer: Ronald Short Director: Ronald Short   Project Description:  From the creator of Weekend Plans (http://www.weekendplansseries.com) comes a short film: Wayne is just hoping to get some weed and do some writing, but his new dealer, Dom Rodriguez, is in love and needs […]

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REVIEW | Captain America: Civil War

The biggest criticism I can think to extend toward Captain America: Civil War is that it’s unlikely that anyone who hasn’t seen the previous twelve films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) canon would be able to make heads or tails of what’s going on. The inner monologue of an unfamiliar viewer would undoubtedly be […]

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MIX/VHS | Week 006

Welcome to another edition of MIX/VHS! Like every week, it seems, this week’s recommendations are all over the place! Watch ’em all, find your favorites, and enjoy! The Jinx (dir. by Andrew Jarecki) WATCH IT HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEPG9z9rHsc f you’re still fiending for some true crime stuff after watching Making a Murderer, than you should check out Andrew Jarecki et […]

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Staff Highlight! Graphic Designer Bex

All of our wonderful graphics are made by our wonderful Graphic Designer Bex, who gave us some insight into what makes them super cool! Quick Elevator Pitch: Where you from, where you’ve been, and where you going? Bex: I was born and raised in Katy, Texas but have lived all over surrounding areas of Houston; in […]

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MIX/VHS | Week 005

This mix is no joke, y’all. Solid stuff from all corners of the creative world. We hope you enjoy! Darkness/Light/Darkness (dir. by Jan Svankmajer) WATCH IT HERE: https://youtu.be/el8RUqN_4Fw I was first introduced to the Czech filmmaker Jan Svankmajer through his feature-length film Little Otik. I was immediately in love with the use of bizarre claymation and overwhelming surrealism, […]

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