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South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #10: Wu Tsang, 'Wildness'

    Director Tsang Wu's "Wildness" is a chronicle of the Silver Platter, an LGBT immigrant bar in Los Angeles. Wu had no filmmaking experience prior to directing "Wildness," so he had to teach himself how to write and edit. He says that money was a certainly a major issue in the production of the film, ...

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #9: Debbie Lum, 'Seeking Asian Female'

    During her childhood in St. Louis, Debbie Lum lived behind one of the largest single screen movie theaters in town. She saw the blockbusters like "Star Wars" and "E.T.," but especially remembers the disappointment she felt after seeing "Sixteen Candles" with its foreign exchange student character Lo...

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #8: Kahlil Hudson 'Low & Clear'

    Directors Kahlil Hudson and Tyler Hughen found an unexpected autobiographical element to their fly fishing documentary "Low & Clear." The film offered the directors an opportunity to work together after several years apart, much like the protagonists of the film, who reunite for a fishing trip. The ...

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #7: Jay Bulger, 'Beware of Mr. Baker'

    Jay Bulger's biggest challenge making "Beware of Mr. Baker," his documentary about legendary drummer Ginger Baker? Ginger Baker himself. "Ginger Baker was so much bigger than an article and my words on paper," said Bulger. "The only way to give his story justice was to see and hear him play the drum...

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #6: Matthew A. Cherry, 'The Last Fall'

    Football player turned filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry played in the NFL until retiring at age 25. He gained experience as a production assistant, opting to learn on set instead of going to film school. Now he is bringing his first feature "The Last Fall" to this year's South by Southwest Film Festival.

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #5: Ya'Ke Smith, 'Wolf'

    "Wolf" director Ya’Ke Smith is the recipient of the DGA's Student Film Award, the HBO Short Film Award and a Black Reel Award; his films have played at over 80 film festivals. His latest short, "Katrina's Son" was eligible for the 2012 Oscar. Smith says he was a weird kid, "While others were watc...

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #4: Annie Eastman, 'Bay of All Saints'

    "Bay of All Saints" director Annie Eastman was an associate producer on "They Killed Sister Dorothy" (SXSW 2008) and production coordinator and assistant editor on the Oscar-nominated "The Last Campaign of Governer Booth Gardner" (2010). While studying Biology in college, she discovered Capoeira, wh...

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #3: Avi Zev Weider, 'Welcome to the Machine'

    Avi Weider started making movies in high school, thrilled to "while away the hours editing Super-8 silent shorts" in a film production class at Brooklyn College that he talked himself into for English class credit. In college he studied Film theory, history and criticism but has to teach himself the...

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #2: Martha Stephens, 'Pilgrim Song'

    Martha Stephens hails from Eastern Kentucky. "Pilgrim Song" is her second feature; "Passenger Pigeons" premiered at SXSW 2010 and won the We Believe In You Award. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking, but says she earns her wages teaching at ...

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #1: Ciaran Foy, 'Citadel'

    Ciarán Foy grew up in Dublin, Ireland, and says that apart from his parents he was "raised by the works of Spielberg, Lucas and Cameron." He's been addicted to genre movies for as long as he can remember and has always wanted to be a director, "so I could create my own worlds." Foy attended the Nati...

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