We’re thrilled to announce that so far 31 Kickstarter-funded films are heading to SXSW! Congratulations to all of these amazing filmmakers and their teams — we can’t wait to see your work on the big screen.
Check out all of the selections on our SXSW Curated Page and stay tuned for more updates before March.
Our Nixon documents the president’s rise and fall through home movies shot by three of Nixon’s closest aides. Forgotten for nearly 40 years, these Super 8 films offer a unique look at life inside the White House.
Each screening was truly special and charged with incredible energy, but two wonderful things happened at our final screening. First,the head of SXSW, Janet Pierson, was in attendance and introduced the film - a highlight of my career and a sign that the film was at SXSW because she and her team truly believed in it and championed it as a work of cinematic art. Second, and even more important, was that a woman named Kathleen Powers came to the screening. Huh? Who’s she? Folks, she’s a BELIEVER, just like the rest of us. She contributed to our KICKSTARTER campaign and showed up in Austin, waited in line, took a seat, and watched the screen in anticipation as the theater went dark. She introduced herself to me after the screening and Q&A and I was thrilled to meet her and even more thrilled that she loved the film (phew) and was so proud of being a part of it.
I kind of floated all the way home.
—Tim Sutton on the premiere of his film Pavilion at SXSW.
Attn SXSW! If you are going to do one thing during the week, you might want to treat yourself to a sneak peak of Daniel Johnston’s Space Ducks, the interactive comic he ran a project for last year. Space Ducks looks amazing, and the fact that Daniel, fellow Kickstarter alum R. Stevie Moore, Built to Spill AND special guests will be participating is also amazing. Who knew we’d be so excited about Space Ducks?!?!?
Trash Dance started in 2009 when Allison Orr choreographed the biggest dance of her life: a trash truck ballet featuring 24 sanitation employees and 16 vehicles. Three years later, the feature length documentary about the performance is set to debut at SXSW! We’ve been lucky enough to watch this project evolve in front of our eyes and couldn’t be more excited for its world premiere, and justly, it is our Project of the Day!
The bewilderingly beautiful experimental film Solipsist premiered online this morning. It is free and available for all to watch, and will even be projected onto buildings in downtown Austin during SXSW as part of Vimeo’s programming. Perfect lunch break pyschedelia!
Heading to SXSW?! Be sure to hit up Pavilion’safter party, which will feature a performance by Sam Prekop, the talented composer of the film’s score, who also happens to play in a little band called The Sea & Cake, so you know it’ll be awesome.