Video Spotlight

Tuesday May 12th, 2015

Video Spotlight: JACO at the 2015 SXSW Music Conference

Written by Rory Burbeck

The film JACO, which tells the story of revolutionary bass player Jaco Pastorius, had its world premiere at SXSW Film 2015. A few days after the premiere, the filmmakers gathered for a special conference session to elaborate on the making of JACO and the immense influence Pastorius has had on...

Wednesday May 6th, 2015

Video Spotlight: The Team Behind Ex Machina Discusses the Resurgence of A.I.

Written by Christina Wiese

After Ex Machina took its bow at the iconic Paramount Theater, the creative team, including writer/director Alex Garland, actor Oscar Isaac, director of photography Rob Hardy and composers Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury, sat down at the SXSW Film Conference for an for an hour long talk on the...

Tuesday May 5th, 2015

Video Spotlight: Mai Dhai at the SXSW 2015 International Day Stage

Written by Rory Burbeck

As part of the first group of Pakistani musicians to perform at SXSW Music, Mai Dhai captivated audiences with her fierce vocals and unrelenting rhythm section, which included a harmonium and two dhols (Punjabi double-headed drums), throughout all three of her showcases.

Now, we can relive and reflect on some...

Friday Mar 20th, 2015

SXSW On Video: Bill Gurley & Malcolm Gladwell in Conversation

Written by Leeann Pendley

In this 2015 SXSW Interactive Featured Session, award-winning journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell sits down with Benchmark’s Bill Gurley to discuss economic and entrepreneurial outliers. The pair cover a variety of subjects from how technology can help healthcare, to the transformational nature of Uber and more....

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