While at SXSW, I had the opportunity to sit down with Sigtryggur Baldursson, aka Siggi, the Managing Director of the Icelandic Music Export Office in Reykjavík, to talk about the Icelandic music industry in post-recession, how music helps the economy, what bands like Of Monsters and Men do for the industry and what role his office (who are the Icelandic equivalent of Sounds Australia) plays. And a fun fact: Siggi was the drummer in The Sugarcubes and you may have seen him backing Emiliana Torrini in recent years! This is a fascinating chat, read on!
Larry Heath talks to Sara Paxton, one of the stars of the SXSW Buzz Film Cheap Thrills - a 'black comedy thriller' - about seeing the film for the first time at the festival, reuniting with Pat Healy, playing the reasonably deranged character Violet and working with the hilarious David Koechner and more...
Larry Heath talks to the lead actor of the breakout hit of SXSW, Cheap Thrills, Pat Healy, not long after the film premiered at the festival. We talk about what it was like seeing the film for the first time in a full cinema, making the film on a small budget in just 14 days, working with Director E.L. Katz and Sara Paxton again and much more!
The genre of the Grindhouse film usually involves a short narrative, one set and some cheap prothetics thanks to a low budget. The narrative is generally put together by posing a simple question: what would happen if a bunch of rich kids went camping and a guy with a chainsaw showed up? What would happen if a man with a sharkhead came out of your swimming pool? How would you survive - and more importantly, how would you die?
Larry Heath sits down with directors LAMAR+NIK to talk about their work on the music video for Lushlife's "Magnolia", which appeared in competition at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival.