The SXSW award-winning Topside made its world premiere during the 2020 Venice International Film Critics Week after not premiering in March. Many international film festivals have come to the rescue for the SXSW orphans still wanting an official world premiere with an audience. In this instance, it is Venice coming to the rescue for Topside. The feature debut from Celine Held and Logan George won a special jury award for directing at SXSW in March. …"Venice 2020: Topside"
The 2019 SXSW Film Festival had no shortage of laughs, thrills or outright drama when it comes to the shorts screening during the fest. Narrative Shorts Stepdaddy sees a reunion between Patricia (Lauren Blumenfeld) and Wyatt (Max Jenkins). The quick backstory is that the two of them did a work study for the same professor during their senior year. Anyway, Patricia brings wine so she’s more than a bit drunk. All the while, Wyatt is…"SXSW 2019: The Shorts Program"