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2014 SXSW Filmmaker Profile: Shawn Christensen (Writer/Director: ‘Before I Disappear’)

2014 SXSW Filmmaker Profile: Shawn Christensen (Writer/Director: ‘Before I Disappear’)

Taking place over the course of one sweltering night in New York City, Richie (Shawn Christensen), a seemingly hopeless introvert, has decided he has had enough with life. But as he is attempting to end it all, he gets a phone call from his estranged sister, Maggie (Emmy Rossum). Though they haven’t spoken in years, Maggie

2014 SXSW Filmmaker Profile: Collin Schiffli (Director – ‘Animals’)

ANIMALS tells the story of a young couple that exist somewhere between homelessness and the fantasy life they imagine for themselves. Though they masterfully con and steal in an attempt to stay one step ahead of their addiction, they are ultimately forced to face the reality of their situation. Anticipating the WORLD PREMIERE of ‘Animals’ at 2014 SXSW

2014 SXSW Filmmaker Profile: Diana Whitten (Director – ‘Vessel’)

Dr. Rebecca Gomperts sails a ship around the world, providing abortions at sea for women with no legal alternative. Her idea begins as flawed spectacle, faced with governmental, religious, and military blockade. But with each roadblock comes a more refined mission, until Rebecca realizes she can use new technologies to bypass law – and train

2014 SXSW Filmmaker Profile: Catherine Gund (Director- ‘Born to Fly’)

‘Born to Fly’ explores the evolution of choreographer Elizabeth Streb’s movement philosophy – as expressed through her technique, lifestyle, artistic community, and relationships. The film also delves into the experiences of her dancers, revealing the voices and motivations of these gladiators who bring her work to life – often putting their physical wellbeing on the

2014 SXSW Filmmaker Profile: Jason Sussberg & David Alvarado (Directors – ‘The Immortalists’)

Two extraordinary scientists struggle to create eternal youth with medical breakthroughs in a world they call “blind to the tragedy of old age.” Bill Andrews is a lab biologist and famed long-distance runner racing against the ultimate clock. Aubrey de Grey is a genius theoretical biologist who conducts his research with a beer in hand.

SXSW Film 2014 Announces Feature Film Lineup

SXSW Film Conference and Festival announced a diverse features lineup for this year’s Festival, the 21st edition and running March 7 – 15, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The 2014 program expands on SXSW tradition of embracing a range of genres and span of budgets, featuring a wealth of vision from experienced and developing filmmakers alike.