SXSW - No Budget Filmmaking - March 9, 2008
SXSW Film Conference & Festival
No Budget Filmmaking
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Austin Convention Center – Room 15 – 11am
(AV) Agnes Varnum - Editor, Doc It Out
(PH) Paul Harrill - Lovell Films
(TW) Ti West - Director, Trigger Man
(JS) Joe Swanberg - Director, Hannah Takes the Stairs
(AK) Aaron Katz - Director, Let's Get Down to Brass Tacks
Q: How do you validate your success?
Swanberg: You have to be ambitious, but can’t be an asshole. You have to get along with people. Had we not screened Kissing on the Mouth at SXSW, it may be likely I’d still be a web designer in Chicago.
West: If it wasn’t for Matt Dentler, we’d be doing something else now. He watched my DVD and called to tell me it wasn’t working and wanted another copy.
Dentler: It’s not true. You guys would have done fine.
Harrill: You have to do something different. That’s what’s going to have someone call you and say I want to finish watching your movie.
West: People hate my movies. They get criticism. You have to take the good with the bad.