Austin Film Festival – ECHOTONE

22 10 2010

Echotone is a compelling and visually-stunning film that showcases the music scene and the changing landscape of Austin.  Director Nathan Christ chatted with PSD about bringing Echotone back to Austin.

Lets start with the first experiences Nathan had with making films.

Nathan talks about working with Victor Moyes on their first big project while at UT.

Like most filmmakers, a broken heart is always a great starting point of any idea.

Nathan talks about working with his DP Robert Garza about figuring out how to showcase the Austin music scene.

In the film Robert Garza captures so amazing landscape shots and high-rise shots that really make the film stand out from any other documentaries on the city.

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The films follows different bands as they all try and vie for access to SXSW Festival.  But the actual story started with the band Belaire and their manager Daniel Perlaky.

Bill Baird’s story really had a tough tone because he basically had reach the big time and then completely dropped back to unknown. Nathan explains how they were able to really capture Bill’s incredible story and also give him a chance to “reawaken” with his new band.

The film cuts between interviews with the musicians and managers, to interviews with the building developers to visually stunning sequences of liver performance.  Nathan explains how they were able to capture live band footage.

In the film Daniel has an incredibly tense and yet open conversation with one of the founders of SXSW, Louis Black.

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Nathan talks about how the Austin Film Festival is going to be epic.

10/23 Austin, TX / Austin Premiere

1pm at The Alamo Ritz at Austin Film Festival

Add this to your Austin Film Festival B-Side schedule here

10/24 Austin, TX

Premiere party as part of ATX Converge, 8pm at Mohawk

10/26 Austin, TX

10pm at The Bob Bullock State History Museum Spirit Theater at Austin Film Festival

Add this to your Austin Film Festival B-Side schedule here

Sunday night’s event  involves the majority of the bands from the film and I’ll let Nathan tell you about the juicy details.

Nathan talks about how the guys have expanded their operations into a look at the national music scene.

Here’s the official trailer:

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