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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #19: Coming of Age in Emily Hagins' Latest, 'Grow Up, Tony Phillips'

    Filmmaker Emily Hagins celebrated her 20th birthday while creating "Grow Up, Tony Phillips" which she wrote and directed. Having begun filmmaking at the young age of 12, "Grow Up, Tony Phillips" is her fourth feature. Hagin's last feature, "My Sucky Teen Romance", played at SXSW in 2011, and was dis...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #18: Texan Filmmaker Geoff Marslett Brings Local Culture to the Screen in 'Loves Her Gun'

    Filmmaker Geoff Marslett is a Texas native and "Loves Her Gun" is his second feature film. His previous feature, "Mars", was an animated sci-fi rom-com. He teaches at the University of Texas and plays in a karate rock band that is featured in his film.

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #17: Stephen Silha & Eric Slade Embrace the Weird in 'Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton'

    Filmmaker Stephen Silva says he grew up with ink in his blood and "BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton" was another story he needed to tell. Silva has worked in newspapers, for private foundations, non-profits, and the United Nations. He credits all of those experiences as an important backgr...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #16: Jonathan Singer-Vine's 'Licks' Was a First Time for Pretty Much Everyone on Set

    First time filmmaker Jonathan Singer-Vine says he's currently polishing up several scripts he's been working on since before and after "Licks," and that other than that he's "just working with my friends everyday on cool shit including 'Licks'!" Here's some more info on the "cool shit" he's premier...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #15: Junya Sakino Explores Social Issues Through Comedy in 'Sake Bomb'

    Junya Sakino left his homeland of Japan in 2000 and moved to the U.S. to pursue his directing career. Those dreams were realized in his directorial debut in "The Jazz Addict," which was an official selection for Crested Butte Film Festival, and now with his first feature film, "Sake Bomb." Junya att...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #14: Brooklyn Based Filmmaker Ben Nabors Journeys to Africa in 'William and the Windmill'

    Ben Nabors will probably never forget his journey making "William and the Windmill." It was a 5 year project as well as his first feature film and directorial debut. However, he's not a newcomer to the film world. In 2010, Nabors founded {group theory}, a collaboration-driven production studio that ...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #13: Matt Anderson Searches for Global Answers in 'Fall and Winter'

    In 2008, Canadian filmmaker Matt Anderson decided to abandon his production company in order to investigate the global catastrophic risks facing the human race -- a journey he captures in his film "Fall and Winter." Anderson told Indiewire that when he was 6, his family moved to a small island with ...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #12: Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews On Their Gamers Movie for Non-Gamers, 'Zero Charisma'

    Having spent over a decade together, Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews have been romantically and creatively involved since high school. Their latest work is the entertaining indie comedy, "Zero Charisma." The pair have collaborated previously with director Michael Paul Stephenson as DP (Graham) and ...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #11: Penny Lane Takes a Personal Look at Nixon and His Conspirators in 'Our Nixon'

    The historical documentary "Our Nixon" is Penny Lane's debut feature film. Having made short films for a long time using appropriated materials, she forays into new territory with the help of her co-producer Brian L. Frye. Penny credits him for developing the original concept. With some convincing, ...

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    Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #10: John Sayles Tells an Untold Story in 'Go for Sisters'

    Oscar-nominee John Sayles ("Amigo"), the filmmaker behind "Go for Sisters," also sidelines as a novelist, screenwriter and occasional actor. He describes his latest drama "Go for Sisters" as a story people haven’t seen before and full of terrific performances.

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