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Dan O'Bannon: the Man Who Inspired the OWA Filmmaker Grant

Dan O'Bannon: the Man Who Inspired the OWA Filmmaker Grant

Dan O’Bannon’s story is one of unabashed creativity and generic infusions, both in terms of hybridization and innovation.  It is with this consideration and ambitions toward new horizons that we introduce the “Dan O’Bannon Other Worlds Austin Filmmaker Grant,” which we hope will allow burgeoning local voices representing the genres of SciFi, horror, and fantasy, an opportunity to bring those voices to fruition.

Perfect 46's Brett Ryan Bonowicz says we are "Closer Than We Think"

Perfect 46's Brett Ryan Bonowicz says we are "Closer Than We Think"

Writer/Director Brett Ryan Bonowicz, who you should remember from OWA 2014’s crowd-pleaser THE PERFECT 46, has a new project in the works, a documentary about the life and art of futurist illustrator Arthur Radebaugh.  Check out the campaign here and help support a great OWA Alumni!

OWA Netflix SciFi & Horror Recommendations: May 2016

OWA Netflix SciFi & Horror Recommendations: May 2016

As the weather keeps getting nicer, you might find yourself outdoors more often. But be sure to schedule a date or two (or three!) indoors because Netflix is adding some entertaining SciFi and Horror this May.  Remember to watch the films that are leaving Netflix before it’s too late! Happy viewing!

DEBUG - Interview With Director David Hewlett

DEBUG - Interview With Director David Hewlett

David Hewlett has had quite a distinguished career as an actor in the sci fi genre (Stargate:Atlantis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Splice). He has now returned to the genre as the writer/director of the new film DEBUG. We had a chance to chat with this accomplished artist about his new ambitious film and all sorts of sci fi goodness!!!

The SciFi Timeline: Part 3

The SciFi Timeline: Part 3

"Getting into the last 50 years, it gets much easier to argue which films and books are important, and there are many that don't seem important now, that probably will be."

The Practical Effects of Special Effects

The Practical Effects of Special Effects

"An audience that once gasped in awe at a seemingly never ending Star Destroyer pursuing a Rebel Cruiser through the stars looks at the green screened creation of Krypton in last summers Man of Steel and collectively shrugs."