Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
March 8th, 2011

This Friday marks the start of the 2011 SXSW Film Festival, and before the first film takes its respective bow (Duncan Jones’ SOURCE CODE opens the festival), we have a very special, and quite exciting, exclusive clip from a homegrown SXSW entrant.

An Austin-based film, FIVE TIME CHAMPION, stars Ryan Akin, Don Pirl, Noell Coet, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Jon Gries, and Justin Arnold, and is directed Berndt Mader.  The film follows a scientist name Julius, who after his personal and professional lives crumble, goes on the hunt for not only his estranged father, but also the source of all of his personal troubles.

The clip itself stars Akin as Julius and Pirl as his grandfather, and is quite an interesting look at the film’s tone, mood, and sense of style.  I love the premise here and this clip definitely proves that this is a film to keep a relatively keen eye on during this year’s festival.  Everyone involved is very much unknown in their field, which on the festival circuit, could often give one the biggest surprise.

FIVE TIME CHAMPION premieres at the Paramount Theatre on Sunday, March 13 at 11:00AM and on Thursday, March 17 at 9:00pm at the Rollins Theatre. The film is definitely one to pay attention to for those attending this year’s festival.

What do you think?

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  • Jeremy Roberts

    I wish I could be there. Ryan Akin and Noell Coet will be great!

  • Ashleymoore65

    Can’t wait to see this film!

  • Patrioted

    I can hardly wait to see this film. Child stars, Ryan Akin and Noell Coet, are rumored to be phenomenal in their respective roles in this feature film.

  • Lauren Nailen

    totally well played…great people, great actors, Don Pirl, Jon Gries, Dana, Ryan hope didn’t miss anyone, ohhh,,,Berandt?, EZRA/Paul hoooohoohurrah lets go to the very top, yah!

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