For his regular Texas Monthly column, Christopher Kelly profiles four different films screening at SXSW 2008 from homegrown talent. The Lone Star State list includes: Margaret Brown (The Order of Myths), David Modigliani (Crawford), David & Nathan Zellner (Goliath), and David Redmon & Ashley Sabin (Intimidad). From Kelly’s article:
Between No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood on the big screen and the second season of Friday Night Lights on TV, the Third Coast enjoyed a fertile year in 2007. But there’s also a vanguard of emerging talent nipping at the heels of our established artists… Our criteria for inclusion: (1) Directors must be born, educated, or based in Texas, (2) their work must have played at nationally respected festivals like Sundance or SXSW, and (3) they must have a new feature premiering in 2008. And while we believe strongly in the notion of tough love when it comes to evaluating our youngest artists, this year’s Action Heroes made our job easy: There isn’t one bum apple in the bunch.