Over the next few days our Meet The Show series will delve into the current programming on our site, giving you a better understanding of why we created these shows and where we plan to take them in the future.
CALL TIME is a show that celebrates independent film through interviews with the filmmakers, producers and actors involved. It offers behind-the-scenes glimpses into the often under-appreciated world of independent cinema. We introduced the show with a special SXSW Special Edition, featuring a series of films that were part of the 2011 film festival in Austin, TX.
Our first episode looks at the short film, 8, in which a mother and daughter share a loving tribute to the young girl’s father. Before the film’s premiere and subsequent award for Best Texas Short at SXSW, we talked to the film’s creator/lead actress, Julie Gould, and director/editor, Daniel Laabs, about the evolution of this moving experimental documentary.
Episode #002 highlights Pioneer, a short film by David Lowery that premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January and was awarded Best Narrative Short at SXSW in March. It is a captivating study in storytelling and a testament to the power of well-crafted simplicity in film.
The third episode continues our SXSW Special Edition with an interview from the festival itself. Director Michael Tully and actor Robert Longstreet sat down with fellow filmmaker Daniel Laabs to discuss how they pushed their own boundaries with Septien, Tully’s debut feature.
We continue with a series from our interview with documentary filmmakers Steve Mims and Joe Bailey, Jr. about their feature, Incendiary: The Willingham Case, which won the Louis Black/Lone Star Award at SXSW. The film is a fascinating look at the science behind the arson investigation that led to a firestorm of legal and political issues. In our interview, the filmmakers share the multitude of challenges they faced in tackling a story of this magnitude.