Thanks to all who came out for our May 5th The Show! Austin to see Carley Marissa , Jennymarie Jemison (Fantastic Fest), Scott Rice , Heath Allyn and Youtube Sensation Jon Cozart who made over 6 Million Views on YouTube with his Disney Princess Parody! Join HOST Johnny Walter with LIVE Sketch Comedy by THE TASTEMAKERS! YOU GUYS MADE IT A HUGE SUCCESS!
OUR NEXT THE SHOW! AUSTIN WILL BE IN AUGUST!
THE SHOW ! AUSTIN ONLINE CHANNEL:
We’re excited to be promoting some of the best and most cinematic short films to come out of Austin, TX in the last few years and to be able to showcase them all in one place on one channel with the Online Distribution platform FLM.tv!
You can now stream your favorite Austin short films on this channel and see the work of some of the best talent to come out of central Texas in recent years.
HOST Johnny Walter
carried The Show! with spurts of sporadic dancing to “Rumpshaker”.
are a brand new group by Bryan Roberts and made the audience giggle with some of their NEW sketches.
screened his “Princess Bride Sweeded” and was quite the match to Johnny during the Q & A.
screened his very insightful and satirical “Script Cops” as well as imparted some words of wisdom to the young filmmakers in the audience with his observations on the differences between Short Films and Webseries.
charmed the audience with her charisma and confidence, challenging audience members who may be apprehensive of doing their own film to “JUST F%$ing DO IT!”
discussed the evolution of “The Quiet Girl’s Guide to Violence” from it’s inception from a short submission for “Project Rant” to the large franchise she would later to create to get funding for the short and beyond.
wowed everyone by coming out and singing the last verse to his “Disney Parody” YouTube video LIVE and left the Host, Johnny Walter speechless.
HOST Lashonda Lester
Nathan Bayless and Ronald Short
THE EVENT PROGRAM (total time: 2h 0m)
When: September 28th 7:30 PM
HOST – LASHONDA LESTER!
Detroit native Lashonda Lester has been on the Austin comedy scene for a few years now. But before that, she worked in all manner of jobs, from professional wrestling manager, publishing and even politics.
You can catch her show, “Weird! True Hollywood Tales” at the Salvage Vanguard Theater and HERE at The Show!.
Sketch Comedy from: STAG COMEDY
Featuring members of Master Pancake Theater, Mascot Wedding Productions, and The Andrew and Matt show; Stag Comedy presents a seamless mix of live and video sketches that are sure to bring a smile to your face and frowns to the faces of your many, many enemies.
TMA Web Videos:
Danielle Goldfarb’s “Coffee-Hawking” and Jay Hollingsworth’s “These Days”
Music video for the song “These Days” from the 2011 album “Wasting Light”. Directed by Jay Hollinsworth, commissioned by RCA/Sony as a part of the “This Video Sucks” promotional campaign.
“Coffee-Hawking” is a wham-bang musical adventure surrealist adventure that hinges on the use and abuse of our favorite stimulant.
Best of Austin Short Films:
“What It’s Like” – Matt Naylor
What It’s Like is a true story. John – a magazine writer – visits Mastow, a complete stranger living in a retirement home. John has only a room number and a name, both written on the back of a Chinese food menu beside a single, circled word: ‘Mushrooms.’ What starts as a bizarre transaction becomes a moment of connection. This is a story about being afraid to get old. It’s about the ways in which losing people affects us. It’s about talking with people from a different generation. It’s also kind of about hallucinogens.
Directed By: Drew Ott
“Depth of Phil” – Jack Daniel Stanley
Amidst delusions of saving failed U.S. banks and car companies, an aging homeless man reconnects with a long-lost sweetheart via Facebook in this quirky tragicomedy.
The Show! is a night of entertainment. It’s a place for filmmakers to Show their work and Tell others how they did it and what they plan to do next. It’s a place for comedians to show filmmakers what they can do , and entertain audiences all at the same time. It is a collaboration of the Transmedia Austin Group and Coldtowne Theater, bringing some of the best industry web content and comedy together with some of the best short films to come out of Austin Texas in recent years.
The Show! is excited to be at Austin Studios for a NIGHT OF ENTERTAINMENT on Friday July 13th with HOST, comedian Lashonda Lester!
This is a great time to check out The Show! if you haven’t already after our FIRST YEAR of monthly Events at the 29th St. Ballroom at The Spider House as we will be touring the AUSTIN STUDIOS facility and for the first time are featuring The Transmedia Austin Group where Austin Web Media Professionals will be showing their work for a live audience. The Show! is a Show and Tell for Austin Filmmakers and as a filmmaker it is a great place to meet other filmmakers and see their work first hand as Filmmakers are ALWAYS IN ATTENDANCE. Not only do you meet talented Producers and Indie Directors, but also the best actors and actresses you can watch first hand and CAST in your next movie!
So many times at meet up groups, you meet other Producers but only have a hand shake and a business card to tell you who they are. At The Show! you can see talent first hand and JUDGE FOR YOURSELF. Film festivals in Austin only happen about twice a year, giving filmmakers very limited exposure to what Austin has to offer, but The Show! give filmmakers a chance once a month to meet NEW talent.
We have as always, a killer line up of short films with a few suprises this time.
Complete Film Line Up:
Magpie – Russell Bush (SXSW Favorite)
What It’s Like – Matt Naylor
The Gathering Squall – Hannah Fidell
We will now feature Videos from Transmedia Austin Group at The Show! with special Q and A Presented by Daniel Loyd.
Weatherman with Kelli Bland
How to Mow your Yard on PCP – Do Anything Stoned
ABOUT TRANSMEDIA AUSTIN:
Transmedia Austin is a collaborative group of content creators working in all mediums who regularly meet to share, learn and inspire each other’s projects.
This is our first time at Austin Studios , so come out and help us make a GOOD IMPRESSION , so hopefully they’ll ask us back and Austin Studios could become the permanent Home of The Show!
We have as always, a killer line up of short films with a few surprises this time. Beer is included in the ticket price! And proceeds go to KEEP THE SHOW! ALIVE and with new surprises
RESERVE TICKETS ONLINE SO WE CAN GET A HEAD COUNT AS THERE WILL BE ONLY 47 SEATS!
THE EVENT PROGRAM (total time: 1h 55m)
Movie presentation of Cherry Bomb (title details)
An homage to the action films of the early 1980s, Cherry Bomb follows a young dancer and her quest for revenge against the group of men that brutally assaulted her. Seeing no justice coming from within the system Cherry enlists the help of her estranged older brother and some heavy firepower as the two siblings set out on a reckless revenge mission. Things start to spiral out of control when a mysterious hit man named Bull is hired to put an end to Cherry’s bloody tirade. She soon realizes that there is more at stake than she ever imagined.
Special Discussion To Follow
Q and A after with Director Kyle Day and Producer Garrett Hargrove and actresses Julin Jean and Denise Williamson.
A movie, dinner, and drinks… and debate? Absolutely. Join us for a screening of THE PROBLEM OF EVIL followed by a discussion of the film’s themes with top minds in philosophy and theology. THE PROBLEM OF EVIL crafts an emotionally charged ride into a moral landscape that continues to divide our country today. It explores both the emotional and rational aspects of moral choices, and ultimately asks how we come to decide what is right and wrong, and who can be punished.
With Dr. Bonevac from the University of Texas in attendance :http://www.utexas.edu/opa/experts/profile.php?id=926
(total time: 1h 55m)
The Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar – May 15th at 9 PM
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Movie presentation of ExTerminators (title details)
Alex (Heather Graham) is a lonely accountant whose one act of rage results in her being sentenced to court-ordered therapy. There she meets Stella (Jennifer Coolidge), owner of an extermination business… more
Special Q&A after the film:
Cherdon Bedford of the Austin Film Meet will conduct a Q&A with guest members of the cast.
The Show! Presents is a monthly screening of locally grown films made by Austin filmmakers. It is a chance for Austinites to connect with the local filmmakers and a place for filmmakers to screen their work at various venues in Austin Texas.
The Show! is proud to announce our return to Stateside at the Paramount on June 9th with Ramin Nazer and Sketch Comedy from Spirit Desire and some of the best short films to come out of the ATX in recent years.
Ramin (pronounced “Rahmeen”) recently performed on the Craig Ferguson Show and is a staple of Austin Comedy.
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Spirit Desire is: Micheal Foulk, Brady James, Rob Gagnon and James Patrick Robinson
They formed in January 2010 through the power of friendship and The New Movement Theater. Since then they have performed throughout Texas and have played The Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival, Dallas Comedy Festival , Hell Yes Fest NOLA, and Moontower Comedy Festival and ATX Sketchfest.
BEST OF AUSTIN SHORT FILMS:
The Man Who Never Cried - By Bradley Jackson
Ralph Winston has never cried; not when he was a baby, not when his heart was crushed by his high school sweetheart, not even when he first saw Stephen Spielberg’s E.T. So when his father dies, Ralph – at the age of 32 – decides to embark upon a true emotional journey with hopes to shed his first tear before the funeral – and before it’s too late. Similar to films like Big Fish and Amelie, The Man Who Never Cried is a modern day fable that plumbs the depth of human emotion by showcasing equal amounts of hilarity and heart break. It’ll make you laugh, think – it might even make you cry.
2010 The Doorpost Film Project – Best Film Award, Audience Choice Award; 2011 Rockport Film Festival – Best Fiction Short Award; 2011 Texas Filmmakers Travel Grant; 2012 SeeFlik Short Film Competition – 2nd Place Judges Pick; 2012 The Attic Film Festival – Best Performance Award, Best Screenplay Award; 2012 Hill Country Film Festival – Best Short Film Award
Evan Ho, Huay-Bing Law
An overweight teenager revisits a friend from his past – now a personal fitness trainer.
Hollyshorts Film Festival – Hollywood, CA
SF Shorts Festival – San Francisco, CA, Tulsa International Film Festival – Tulsa, OK
Videofest – Dallas, TX, Cincinnati Film Festival – Cincinnati, OH
Bend Film Festival – Bend, OR, DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival – Washington DC
New Orleans Film Festival – New Orleans, LA
Austin Film Festival – Austin, TX ,Philadelphia Asian Film Festival – Philadelphia, PA
Starz Denver Film Festival – Denver, CO, Miami Short Film Festival – Miami, FL
A schizophrenic street performer, who dreams of performing for a real audience, struggles with his daily reality. Afraid of human contact, his only relationship is with his dog until an eccentric girl changes his routine.
2012 Festival de Cannes
For exactly one year The Show! has been THE unique entertainment experience in Austin: a premium blend of live comedy, the best in Austin short films & web shows, and interactive Q & As with the creative minds behind the work.
It is in that independent spirit that The Show! is proud to present a new experience in film, ‘Austin Auteurs’ at The Violet Crown Cinema. ‘Austin Auteurs’ is the opportunity to not only see an Austin original, but to openly engage the director – in person and in the quaint intimacy of The Violet Crown’s restaurant following the screening.
‘Austin Auteurs’ will debut at The Violet Crown Cinema on April 23rd, 2012 with the feature film Wuss by Austinite Clay Liford.
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