My video interviews with stars & director of “Coldwater” World Premiere at 2013 SXSW Film Festival

On Wednesday, March 13, 2013 I attended the gala World Premiere of Coldwater at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The sold-out screening was held at the legendary Alamo Ritz. The film was a selection in the Narrative Spotlight section.

In director/co-writer/producer Vincent Grashaw's Coldwater, Brad Lunders (promising newcomer PJ Boudousqué) is a troubled teen hauled off at the behest of his parents to what they believe is essentially a "tough love" camp, a promising facility in a last gasp effort at rehabilitation before incarceration becomes the only option.

He arrives at this anti-resort to the marching orders of retired Marine Colonel Frank Reichert (James C. Burns), at first glance the typical confident commander and drill sergeant one expects. But you very quickly discover that you really haven't seen this before, and before realizing it you're on the edge of your seat, having no idea where the plot is headed after all. You've arrived at the intersection of art and commerce, and are about to take the road less traveled -- the one that truly defines what can be achieved in cinema when the filmmakers are calling the shots.

For continuing in the proud cinematic tradition of a tried and true genre while boldly staking out new territory that's as fresh as it is devastatingly genuine, I gave Coldwater five stars and a place on my 2013 SXSW Film Festival Top 8 Narratives.

See my full-length review and Q&A photos.

After the World Premiere screening I sat down with stars PJ Boudousqué, James C. Burns, and director/co-writer Vincent Grashaw for an in-depth discussion about the film. There may be some spoilers in these interviews. Videos shot by Jason Whyte.



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Interview with "Coldwater" Director/Co-writer Vincent Grashaw at SXSW 2013

I sat down with "Coldwater" director/co-writer Vincent Grashaw at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival World Premiere. There may…
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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

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