Skateland is one of the selections in the Lone Star States section here at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival. It was shot and set in Texas. I was fortunate to have attended the World Premiere of this wonderful and evocative movie at the Sundance Film Festival.

This is Anthony Burns' feature directorial debut and is certainly a moving and emotional calling card. As acknowledged in its closing credits, it is dedicated to and owes much to the late John Hughes, who helped develop the coming-of-age genre into a true art form. Those who grew up in the 1980s, especially anyone who is fond of the era's music, will find a lot to like about this film. I rated the film a 5/5 and selected it as one of my Top 5 Picks (see MY REVIEW and PICTURES of the Q&A).

Skateland will be shown at the Paramount Theatre tomorrow night at 9:30 PM. A party was held earlier today at Wet Bar just south of downtown Austin to celebrate the film's "hometown" premiere. Most of the cast and crew members who I met at Sundance attended the party. Also present was the one lead actor who had missed Sundance due to another film shoot, Ashley Greene. It was a pleasure to meet and speak with her today, particularly after having missed her (as did everyone) in January.

Here are some pictures I shot at the party.



Larry Richman

Larry Richman

For 20 years I was a professional in the entertainment industry, from commercial broadcast radio in America's fourth largest market to band management to record production. But my passion is independent film, and I spend much of the year traveling to film festivals to see indies and meet the actors, directors, and others responsible for creating them. I'm a writer, photographer, and videographer, currently serving as Senior Vice President for Media & Technology and Public Relations at PROnetworks as well as Editor at

Comments (7)

  • Rion Reply

    I totaly agree with your point here! I admire the stuff you post and the quality information you offer in your blog! Keep up the awesome work dude.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:44 am
  • John John Reply

    DUDE!!! U met Ashley Greene...*jealous*....!!!!
    Didnt realise she was so tall too !!

    Wish i was there man!!!!!!!!!!
    Hope to see more pics up here soon!
    Enjoy smile

    March 16, 2010 at 11:57 am
  • Jessica Reply

    Amazing photos, thanks for sharing Larry!
    Ashley seems to be really sweet!

    March 18, 2010 at 3:12 am
  • Reply

    Thanks folks! If I recall correctly, John John, she was wearing heels. I didn't have mine on that day. wink
    She is a very sweet and lovely woman, Jessica. Thanks so much for the nice comments!

    March 19, 2010 at 3:44 pm
  • Krisnnason Reply

    Wow what a lovely shoot, great pics. Thanks Larry...

    April 26, 2010 at 3:07 am
  • Reply

    Thank you!

    April 27, 2010 at 5:18 pm
  • Mariannah Reply

    Great pictures, I love them! Thanks for sharing. I am a great fan. I will come back. I usually look for some information on similar topics at BasketSE but your website is really a good source of information.

    June 18, 2010 at 7:57 am

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