SXSW Film Festival Alumni Stories – Miranda Bailey and Morgan Neville

At SXSW 2018 we celebrated the 25th Edition of the SXSW Film Festival and had the excitement of sharing tales, recollections, and reflections from our outstanding alumni. We had a blast telling those stories and need to stay the birthday celebration going! Today we highlight Miranda Bailey and Morgan Neville.

Miranda Bailey

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Bailey has produced a lot of movies that experience premiered at SXSW. In addition to movies discussed her tale, Bailey produced The Oh in Ohio (global premiere, 2006), Super (U.S. premiere, 2011), and Don’t Think Twice (global premiere, 2016).

“SXSW has been a big pressure in shaping my generating and directing occupation. The first actual film I ever produced Dead & Breakfast had its premiere at SXSW in 2004. The first documentary I directed (Greenlit) premiered there in 2010 and in 2018 my first actual narrative movie premiered (You Can Choose Your Family). SXSW and its superb audiences have all the time embraced the whimsical style I appear to have in indie movie. I’d principally be invisible if it weren’t for SXSW….or in all probability a ski teacher.”

Morgan Neville

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Neville’s first movie Shotgun Freeway (co-directed with Harry Pallenberg) had its global premiere at SXSW in 1995 the place it gained the runner up for Best Documentary Feature. He returned to SXSW as director of the doctors Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013), Best of Enemies (2015) and Won’t You Be My Neighbor (2018) after their triumphant Sundance premieres. He’s additionally been concerned with different SXSW global premieres The Night James Brown Saved Boston (screenwriter, 2008) and Beauty is Embarrassing (manufacturer, 2012).

“I premiered through first documentary at SXSW in 1995. I used to be new to filmmaking and didn’t in point of fact know what to anticipate from a movie competition. Of path, I knew of SXSW as a track competition. In truth, my San Francisco band Zircus had trekked through van to Austin to play there in 1993. But now it’s a movie competition? Cool.

What I take into accout maximum in regards to the movie competition used to be that it used to be so intimate and pleasant. SXSW felt cool and low key—like Slacker come to lifestyles. I take into accout striking out with a couple of different neophyte filmmakers consuming Lone Star, using motorcycles round the city, and, for the massive birthday celebration, striking out at Richard Linklater’s place of job taking part in ping pong. It used to be superior.

I’m now not certain many movie competition stories have embraced the younger insouciance of that have. We simply liked being there for the flicks and each and every different, and the loose beer. Rock on SXSW!”

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See you in March!

Miranda Bailey – Photo through Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SXSW
Morgan Neville – Photo through Sean Mathis/Getty Images for SXSW

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