What Is it Like to Premiere a Movie at SXSW?

March 15, 2018
Updated 1mo ago

Premiering a film at South by Southwest may be a huge accomplishment, but it’s just as nerve-wracking as it is exciting.

“It's like reading your diary out loud for 1,100 people,” Shana Feste, writer and director of “Boundaries,” told Cheddar just before her movie made its debut. "So yes, I am terrified."

Some of Feste’s anxiety might’ve been because the film, starring Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga, is based on a true story.

“Boundaries” follows Farmiga’s character as she drives her estranged, pot-dealing father to her sister’s house after he was kicked out of his retirement home.

Still, Feste said she was excited to showcase her brainchild.

“I am also so proud of the work that the cast did,” she said. “So that’s what I’m really proud to show off.”