Austin, Pop Culture

Have You Been to Austin? I Can’t Tell if the Locals are Rednecks or Junkies (Video)

This year, Geoff and I got to be a part of making official bumpers for SXSW. He directed them and I helped produce them (I also co-wrote one about furries beating up annoying badge holders). They played before screenings at SXSW Film along with bumpers made by local filmmaker Joe Nicolosi (you might remember him from last year’s mega hit  “Mario”), Zach Anner and New York-based filmmaker Lauren Wolkstein.

SXSW just made one of the bumpers by Nicolosi available on Youtube. It happens to star a favorite someone of mine (Geoff) and putting favoritism aside, I do think it’s pretty f’ing funny. Nicolosi has a real talent for comedy. Check out his Youtube channel here. The bumper pokes fun at a subject matter I talk frequently about- people from LA moving to Austin. I swear I didn’t grow a beard that long when I first moved here.


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  • Reply Kimberly March 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Absolutely hilarious!

  • Reply Sarah March 23, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Bahahahaha! Love this.

  • Reply Allison March 23, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    That’s awesome! I don’t blame you for the favouritism. It reminds me of what happens when people from Suburban Ontario move to Montreal (I’m Canadian.

  • Reply Deeyn March 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Thats awesome!!! I’m guilty of it myself! I’m from tx but just moved back to Austin from Brooklyn about a yr ago. I went from initial love to loathing the small town then before realising it, loving it again. Austin really gets under your skin that way. Now I can’t imagine my life without breakfast tacos and wonder how I went without for so long!!

  • Reply Sara March 23, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    THAT WAS AMAZING! So hilarious and so true! As a native Austin (born and bred, yo!) I approve!

  • Reply Ryan L March 24, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Sure you didn’t grow a BEARD that fast… But I have photographic proof of how fast you got a Burtstache and chest pelt

  • Reply Ari March 24, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    This is hilarious! I’m already falling into this trap (sans beard).

  • Reply Chaos Reigns in Austin April 7, 2012 at 7:36 pm

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