Blast From the Past: SXSW Film Festival Bumpers Collection [Video]

August 15, 2018 Neha Aziz

In honor of the 2018 SXSW Film Festival being the 25th edition of the festival, we went back into the vault and picked some of our favorite film bumpers from the past years.

Each season, SXSW Film bumpers are not only a way to get the audience ready for the start of the film but also to set them up with some of that SXSW personality. Showcasing an array of unique genres and styles, check out bumpers from alumni including Bob Odenkirk, Joe Swanberg, and David Lowery as well as alumni appearances from some of your favorites like Jeff Goldblum, Mark Duplass, Greta Gerwig, and more.

Watch them over, and over, and over again until you’re back in Austin for the 2019 SXSW Film Festival in March!

Film Bumpers (2002–2017)

Goodfellas (2002)

Director and Producer: Dan Brown
Written by: Kent Osborne, Mike Mitchell, and Dan Brown
Starring: Kent Osborne, Mike Mitchell, Marcus Brooks
Production Design: Craig Denham
Director of Photography: Mark Miks
Editor: Ariel Quintans
Producer for SXSW: Charlie Sotelo
Original Music Composed by The Starlight Mints

I’m A Filmmaker (2003)

Writer and Director: Phillip Renke & Craig Downing
Starring: Rich Crooks
Music: Craig Downing at Esophagus Recording
Post Production Services: Matchframe Austin
Online Editor: Stephen Bohls
Colorist: Joe Malina
Assistant Colorist: Nick Smith
End Music Produced by: Tequila Mockingbird
Composer: Danny Levin
35mm Blow-up: Alpha Cine Labs

Memento (2003)

Writer, Editor, and Director: Justin Johnson
Starring: David Kroll
Crew: Paul Burks
Music: Erik Mauck
Post Production Services: Matchframe Austin
Online Editor: Stephen Bohls
Colorist: Joe Malina
Assistant Colorist: Nick Smith
End Music Produced by: Tequila Mockingbird
Composer: Danny Levin
35mm Blow-up: Alpha Cine Labs

Jeff Goldblum (2005)

Director: Bob Odenkirk
Starring: Derek Waters and Jeff Goldblum

McGriddles (2007)

Director: Joe Swanberg
Collaborators: Kevin Bewersdorf, Kent Osborne, Todd Rohal, Greta Gerwig, Mark Duplass, Andrew Bujalski, Ry Russo-Young

Tootsie (2007)

Director: Joe Swanberg
Collaborators: Kevin Bewersdorf, Kent Osborne, Todd Rohal, Greta Gerwig, Mark Duplass, Andrew Bujalski, Ry Russo-Young

Close Encounters (2008)

Director: Dan Brown
Written by: Dan Brown, Kent Osborne, Mike Mitchell, and Charlie Sotelo
Starring: Kent Osborne & Mike Mitchell
Featuring: Nathan Zellner
Director of Photography: Shane F. Kelly
Music: Richard Swift

Glengarry (2008)

Director: Dan Brown
Written by: Dan Brown, Kent Osborne, Mike Mitchell, and Charlie Sotelo
Starring: Kent Osborne & Mike Mitchell
Featuring: Kevin Bewersdorf, Jonny Mars, Kate Poss & Shawn Williams
Music: Richard Swift

Flaming Head (2010)

Director: David Lowery
Producer: Toby Halbrooks
Starring: Jonathan Rudak & Aric Whitington
Photographed by David Blood
Special Effects by Deva George
Original Score by Andrew Tinker
Production Facilitated by IdeaMan Productions

Sewing (2010)

Director: David Lowery
Producer: Toby Halbrooks
Starring: Augustine Frizzell
Production Facilitated by IdeaMan Productions

Sound Stage (2010)

Director: David Lowery
Producer: Toby Halbrooks
Starring: Savanna Sears, Bryan Poyser, Toby Halbrooks, Alex Daboub, Clay Liford & James M. Johnston
Photographed by David Blood
Music by Daniel Hart
Set Construction: Alex Kuzio
Art Direction: Jonathan Rudak
Effects: Josh Fletcher
With assistance from Alex Daboub, Barak Epstein, Blair Rowan, Frank Masterangelo, Daniel Laabs, Kim LeBlanc, Michael Owens, Jonathan Brownlee, Erik Schuessler, David Maddox, Andrew Tinker & Ben Davis
Production Facilitated by IdeaMan Productions

Stay Indoors (2010)

Director: Joe Nicolosi
Starring: Aimee Thomas
Sound Design: Adam Garner
Produced by Marc Calderaro
Costumes: Matt Garcia
CGI Effects: Moontower VFX
Collaborators: Tibaut Bowman, Allison Andrews, Carlos LaRotta, Will Elliott, Brent D. Foshee, Trey Cartwright Kirk Johnson, Solomon, Stacy Wilhelm, Brandon Stephens, Adam Glick, Zach Loeb, Stephanie Noone

The Line (2011)

Director and Writer: Joe Nicolosi
Starring: Anna Margaret Hollyman & Thomas Eckerman
Shot by: Isacc Solomon
Produced by Sarah Gonzalez
Producer: Carlos La Rotta
Sound Recorder: Matthew Miller
Camera Operator: Luke Wilbanks
Sound Mixer: Eric Friend
Assistant Camera: Evan Ho & Jon Knudsen
Boom Operator: John Moore
Camera Dept.: Stephen Huff
Assistant Producer: Carlyn Hudson
The Line: Katie Graham, Andrew Matthews, Harper Cummings, Hollister Williams, Rex Williams, Gabbie Burns, Elba Nagle, John Ebeling, Michael Paul, Sarah Gonzalez, John Moore, John Knudsen, Stephen Quinlan, Dan Eggleston, Stephanie Noone, Evan Ho
Music by: The Octopus Project
VFX by: Spectrometry
Special Thanks: Paramount Theater, Brandy Willimas, Picturebox Studios, Ruby’s BBQ, City of Austin

The Mushroom Kingdom (2011)

Director and Writer: Joe Nicolosi
Shot by Stephen Huff & Isaac Solomon
Starring: Clay Crenshaw, Jason Newman, Akasha Villalobos, Ashley Spillers, Stephen Quinlan, John Ebeling Supporting Cast: John Gross, Gabe Van Amburgh, Bret Newman, Erik Horn, Matthew Hall, Will Bown, Laurie Gallardo
Producer/Propmaster: Carlos La Rotta
Sound: Matt Miller
Gaffer: Trey Cartwright
Camera/Gaffer: Luke Wilbanks
Camera/Sound: John Knudsen
Sound Mixing: Eric Friend
Original Music contributed by Justin Talbott
VFX by Spectrometry
Special Thanks: Austin Art Gallery, Liberty, Epoch Coffee
Marc Calderaro, Hector Gonzales, Shigeru Miyamoto, Stephanie Noone

Franklin BBQ (2012)

Director: Joe Nicolosi

Theater Bum (2012)

Director: Joe Nicolosi

Grackle (2014)

Made by Ornana with Skywalker Sound
Animation & Stuff: Danny Madden
Photo-Cropper: Jonathan Silva
DI Colorist: Sean Wells
Sound Supervisor/Re-Recording Mixer: Pete Horner
SFX Editors: Andre Zweers, Brandon Proctor, Zoe Leverant
Foley: Frank Rinella, Andrea Gard
Voices: Kyle Beasinger, Jonathan Silva
Support: Jon & Josh

Trip (2014)

Made by Ornana with Skywalker Sound and Bite Sized Creative
Animation & Stuff: Danny Madden
Photo-Cropper: Jonathan Silva
DI Colorist: Sean Wells
Sound Supervisor/Re-Recording Mixer: Pete Horner
FX Editors: Andre Zweers, Zoe Leverant
Foley: Frank Rinella, Andrea Gard
Voice: Maria DeCotis
Music: Michael Seifert, Jake Fader for Bite Sized Creative
Support: Jon & Josh

Drama (2015)

Director: Saschka Unseld
Producer: Kyle Ranson-Walsh
Production Designer: Luke Green
Gaffer: Graeme Dempsey
VFX & Color: Sutro Studios
Sound Design: One Thousand Birds
A Madly In Love Film

Horror (2015)

Director: Saschka Unseld
Producer: Kyle Ranson-Walsh
Production Designer: Luke Green
Gaffer: Graeme Dempsey
VFX & Color: Sutro Studios
Sound Design: One Thousand Birds
A Madly In Love Film

Nature (2015)

Director: Saschka Unseld
Producer: Kyle Ranson-Walsh
Production Designer: Luke Green
Gaffer: Graeme Dempsey
VFX & Color: Sutro Studios
Sound Design: One Thousand Birds

Noir (2015)

Director: Saschka Unseld
Producer: Kyle Ranson-Walsh
Production Designer: Luke Green
Gaffer: Graeme Dempsey
VFX & Color: Sutro Studios
Sound Design: One Thousand Birds
A Madly In Love Film

Romance (2015)

Director: Saschka Unseld
Producer: Kyle Ranson-Walsh
Production Designer: Luke Green
Gaffer: Graeme Dempsey
VFX & Color: Sutro Studios
Sound Design: One Thousand Birds
A Madly In Love Film

Midnight (2017)

Animation & Design: Matt Reynolds
Sound Design: Daniel Eaton
Additional Music: Elijah Ocean

Special thank you to Coat of Arms for creating the unique titles for our bumpers!

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