The South by SouthWest Film Conference and Festival is a uniquely creative environment featuring the dynamic convergence of talent, smart audiences and industry heavyweights. The festival runs from March 11-20 and is considered the launching pad for new creative content. The internationally acclaimed Festival celebrates raw innovation and emerging talent, featuring a truly diverse program that includes provocative documentaries, subversive comedies, genre standouts and more.
Take for instance “blacktino” (intentionally un-capitalized) a dark teen comedy about an overweight half-black, half-hispanic nerd named Stefan Daily.
Stefan was raised by his black grandmother in a medium sized suburb of Austin, TX; he struggles to find his place in a mostly white high school, eventually finding sanctuary among the eclectic mix of social outcasts in the school’s Theatre Department.
The film was directed by Aaron Burns and features Austin Marshall, Devyn Ray, Tiger Sheu, Danny Trejo and Jeff Fahey.