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Aaron Burns Dramedy ‘blacktino’ Finally Out On Home Video (Available On iTunes Now)

Aaron Burns Dramedy 'blacktino' Finally Out On Home Video (Available On iTunes Now)

Finally! More will get to see it. I will get to see it, because I never had the opportunity to do so.

blacktino is the first feature film from writer/director Aaron Burns, a self-described “blacktino nerd from Austin, Texas,” who got his start at Robert Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios doing visual effects on films like Grindhouse, and Machete.


blacktino is a dark teen comedy about an overweight black Latino nerd named Stefan Daily, who was raised by his African American grandmother in a medium-sized suburb of Austin, TX. Struggling to find his place in a mostly white high school, Stefan finds sanctuary among the eclectic mix of social outcasts in the school’s Theatre Department.

Newcomer Austin Marshall stars as Stefan, and he’s surrounded by a cast that includes a few familiar names/faces, like Danny Trejo and Jeff Fahey.

The film made its worldwide debut at the 2011 South By Southwest Film Festival, which S&A didn’t attend, so we missed it. 

It then played a precious few more film festivals that year, and seemingly vanished. Digging through the S&A archives, we didn’t write about it at all in all of 2012. It was never acquired for a theatrical release. In fact, it wasn’t acquired for home video release either.

Skip ahead to over a year later, when, this afternoon, I was alerted to a Facebook post on the film’s Facebook page saying that the film was now available on iTunes. I checked for the distribution company’s name and it lists a Fist Pick Films, LLC.

The film is available for rent ($4.99/HD) or purchase ($12.99/HD) on iTunes (or you could get it for cheaper in SD). So, if you’re interested in seeing the film, here’s an opportunity.

I should watch it some time this week.

Watch the trailer:

blacktino Trailer 2 from Aaron Burns on Vimeo.

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