time travel

I Got Wormholed!

I Got Wormholed!

The movies got it all wrong when it comes to traveling through a wormhole. I wasn’t in an empty space, and there were no crazy lights flashing. No, it was me and a bunch of worms. Who knew?

A Bitcoin is a Flat Circle

A Bitcoin is a Flat Circle

Time travel stories allow us to imagine a way around the linear progression of time. The ability to choose differently is something so appealing yet so impossible, that we go over and over those possibilities in our fiction.  Who wouldn’t want to invest in that stock, or skip those last few beers, or go to those piano lessons, or tell that person how you felt? 

The Writing of TIME LAPSE, or how to get your super complicated time-travel script from page to screen

The Writing of TIME LAPSE, or how to get your super complicated time-travel script from page to screen

OWA Screenwriting Director Eric Harrelson interviews BP Cooper, who co-wrote our very first Centerpiece Feature back in 2014: TIME LAPSE.  Learn how BP & team managed to keep such a crazy plot straight, plus behind-the-scenes footage and a PDF link to the script!!

Adam Bradley spills his time-travel secrets (ok, they're filmmaking secrets)

Writer-actor-editor-we-lost-count-because-he-did-so-many-things-on-set Adam Bradley comes to Austin this week for our June Orbiter screening, YESTERDAY LAST YEAR. In preparation for the event, OWA Associate Artistic Director Jordan Brown tossed a few questions at Adam to learn more about him and the film. He more than delivered on answering her questions: he is not a man of few words... Read on!! 

They Can't Get Out

They Can't Get Out

As I got closer, I noticed he looked pretty rough. Greasy hair, dirty sweat-stained shirt, muddy work boots.  His face was gaunt and ashen.  His eyes were sunken but wild, like he hadn’t slept in days.  

“What can’t get out?”

He said nothing, just put down the hose, walked up to his door and held it open.

Pass the Remote - Tessa on Television Shows

Pass the Remote - Tessa on Television Shows

I was raised on television, so after much debating and hemming and hawing, here are my top 5 favorite television shows of the past 5 years. I chose some based on the educational merit of the times and others on the taste of entertainment of our times.

(Ice) Cream of the Crop

 (Ice) Cream of the Crop

At the end of the day, it’s all about the simple pleasures in life, and this sweet, sweet frozen nectar of the Gods (cows, whatever) has earned a spot worldwide as one of the most soothing of treats. I’ve no doubt that, in 2097, ice cream is still a thing. Let me tell you a bit about your ice cream's ancestors. Dairy historians, please take note:

Celluloid Superheroes

Celluloid Superheroes

Here’s an interesting scientific fact: a new comic book-based film is released every 82 minutes. I know, it actually seems like it’s more often than that, but it’s an undisputed fact. Here are the five indispensable ones in the OWA Time Capsule:

Slipcase-Worthy Comics of Our Era

Slipcase-Worthy Comics of Our Era

I can hear you in my head shouting “SHUT UP OLD MAN AND WHAT THE HELL IS A COMIC BOOK?” Right. Comic books are movies on paper. Here are some good ones.

The Most Important Sports Artifacts of Our Time

The Most Important Sports Artifacts of Our Time

In honor of the SciFi comedy FUTURE ’38, which screens Wednesday, May 17 at Flix Brewhouse, the OWA staff is creating a Time Capsule to be opened in 80 years.

FUTURE ’38 is a Technicolor valentine to the classic screwball comedies of the 1930s and ‘40s, with a SciFi twist. It’s a time-travel adventure which presents the exotic future-world of 2018 A.D., as imagined by the filmmakers of 1938!

Pop Nuggets for Future Dance Consumption

Pop Nuggets for Future Dance Consumption

Hello people of 2097. Music in 2017 has reached a zenith of pure commercialese, computer processed, and company packaged so that everyone has access to exactly the type of music they like best. Yes, niche genres are the thing. I mean there’s Punk, Post-punk, Pop punk, Proto-punk, Cowpunk, Skate Punk, Horror Punk, Folk Punk, Gothic Punk, Crust Punk, Hardcore Punk, Post-Hardcore Punk, Ska-core, Grindcore, Queercore, Trampcore, and Orgcore. And that’s just one sliver of the musical color spectrum.