SXSW 2011 Video Interview: SMALL, BEAUTIFULLY MOVING PARTS writers/directors Annie Howell and Lisa Robinson and actress Anna Margaret Hollyman

Kate Erbland

by: Kate Erbland
March 25th, 2011

The synopsis for Annie Howell and Lisa Robinson's SMALL, BEAUTIFULLY MOVING PARTS may make its main character, Sarah Sparks, seem a bit hard to relate to. A tech wonk, when Sarah (Anna Margaret Hollyman) discovers she's pregnant, she finds herself much more intrigued by the technology that allows her to look at her baby than the baby itself. But the writing and directing team, along with lead actress Hollyman, have crafted a funny, lovable, and relatable character in Sarah.

After the break, I ask the team behind the film to talk about the process of making Sarah feel so real, the challenges of making a female-centric film, and Howell and Robinson's unique style of creating films together (including how that process effects their actors). You can check out my SXSW review of SMALL, BEAUTIFULLY MOVING PARTS right HERE.

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