• Hey, What’s That Sound?

    by  • March 7, 2010 • Community Sherpa, Freelance Writing Samples, Writing

    sxsw2010There’s Something Happening Here…

    I’m going to guess you already know this. South by Southwest is upon us. That sound is the planes, trains and automobiles headed downtown. Where there were 700 people at the first SXSW in 1987, there will likely be over 12,000 registrants and 2,000 music acts. It’s hard not to get excited about something at SXSW. The Film festival begins Friday, along with the Interactive festival. Music kicks off on the 17th.

    Everybody Look What’s Going Down

    F20967As much as I love the music, my passion is films. And as always, you’re going to discover a rich variety of the best in film at SXSW. If you’re into the indie Film scene, you don’t want to miss the chance to see the World Premiere of Kick-Ass, the story of a teenager who decides to become a superhero. Or Jorman Taccone’s MacGruber, starring Will Forte. Taccone is one of the brilliant minds behind Saturday Night Live’s Digital Shorts.

    F20898They’re just a couple of the hundreds of feature films, documentaries and short films being shown during the festival. Not everything on the schedule is new. In fact, if you see me downtown next Saturday night, I’ll be in line at the Alamo Ritz 2 to see the 11:30pm showing of Cannibal Girls, Ivan Reitman’s third film which was recently remastered.

    A Thousand People in the Street

    If you’ve got plans to wade into the celebrations starting Friday, let us know. Leave a comment here or on the Facebook Fan page. Hook up with your neighbors and caravan downtown. Take your camera or camcorder and share what you see and hear with us all. If you’re a Twitter, let us know and we’ll RT your experiences!

    With apologies to Buffalo Springfield


    Michael has been writing professionally for print, television and the internet for thirty years. As a Senior Producer at CNN International, he examined the future of technology with dozens of brilliant scientists, philosophers and entrepreneurs on the acclaimed series Future Summit. Before that, in the CNN International newsroom, he helped lead the production of award winning coverage of news like the 9/11 attacks, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia. As a director, he has created a dozen short films in the last seven years. He lives with his wife, dog, four cats and two horses in the suburbs of Atlanta.