Posts Tagged: SXSW

The First Sign of SXSW: Panelpicker 2018 is Open


It’s the dog days of summer and although it feels like your annual trip to Texas just happened, SXSW is already hard at work shaping their 2018 conference. One of the first signs that Austin is on the horizon is the opening of SXSW’s Panelpicker polls and ladies and gentleman, as of this week, the… Read more »

The Orchard Takes Home SXSW Best Doc Winner “The Work”


It’s been a month since our film team was down in Austin but the sun hasn’t set on SXSW: The Orchard and TOPIC have acquired the North American rights to the festival’s Grand Jury Prize winner for Best Documentary, The Work. The film is slated to hit theaters this fall. America’s prison system has long been controversial, but one… Read more »

Indie Store Spotlight: Waterloo Records


Greetings from the physical sales department! Each month I will be taking you on a trip to some of the greatest records stores around the country. This month we’re going to Austin, Texas to visit Waterloo Records. Opening April 1, 1982, Waterloo took its name from the original designation of the territory before it was purchased as the capital… Read more »

The Orchard Dials in on Logan Kibens’ “Operator”


Hello operator! We are pleased to announce another SXSW acquisition with the addition of Logan Kibens‘ directorial debut, Operator. The Orchard snagged UK and North American distribution rights to the dark and timely comedy which premiered at SXSW and stars Martin Starr and Mae Whitman. Look out for a digital and on-demand release this November.

The Orchard Acquires Dark Comedy Homecoming “Donald Cried”


The Orchard found love in Austin once again, picking up 2016 SXSW competition contender Donald Cried, a dark comedy by writer/director Kris Avedisian. Written by Avedisian, Jesse Wakeman and Kyle Espeleta and produced by Electric Chinoland’s Kyle Martin, the film showed at the New Directors/New Films showcase before being chosen for the IFP labs at SXSW. The team… Read more »