Frank played at SXSW this week and has been receiving glowing reviews: The Guardian, Indiewire, Film School Rejects, We Got This Covered, Geeks of Doom. Here's an Indiewire interview with director Lenny Abrahamson.
Lenny also made an appearance on RTE Radio One's The Book Show this week to talk abouthis adaptation of Emma Donoghue's 'Room'. AUDIO.
Lee Cronin's excellent horror short, 'Ghost Train' continues it's festival run. The film is playing as part of the Dingle International Film Festival in a special section of Irish Film Board Shorts at 1:30pm today. It also has a screening this weekend at the Moscow Irish Film Festival. It will have its Dutch Premiere at the 30th Imagine: Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival in April.
Under The Skin
Dazed has a great article (via @lacosapreziosa) on the sound and music of 'Under The Skin'. It's nice to hear of a film where sound design was made part of the process so early in the film's development. It's a truly incredible sounding film.
This week Neil Young revealed his 'ultra-high resolution' Pono music player at SXSW. The Quietus has a really interesting take on it. While I welcome any and all listening/distribution alternatives to usual suspects, the high resolution argument seems to be a strange thing to base a service/player on. Here's a good article (via @sq_analogheart) about blind testing different resolution formats and the results. If you want to go deeper into the world of sample rates here's an in depth article by Dan Lavry of Lavry Engineering.
There's an interesting interview with editor/sound designer Walter Murch about 'Particle Fever' on Indiewire.