I have been working as a film journalist since 2010, dividing the first four years between radio broadcasting and entertainment writing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In 2014, I entered Fresh Fiction (FreshFiction.tv) as the features editor. The following year, I stepped into the film critic position at the Denton Record-Chronicle, a daily North Texas print publication. My time is dedicated to writing theatrical film reviews, at-home entertainment columns, and conducting interviews with on-screen talent and filmmakers, as well as hosting a podcast devoted to genre filmmaking (called My Bloody Podcast). I've been married for seven happy years, and I have one son who is all about dinosaurs just like his dad.
Preston Barta // Editor
South by Southwest concluded last week with a special screening of LIFE (our review), which is now playing in theaters, but the memories we shared, walking the streets of Austin, interviewing talents and chatting about movies on rooftops live on.
Going forth in our SXSW/Fantastic Fest coverage, we’re going to be putting together video highlight reels of our experiences. The below video, shot and edited by Chance Maggard, captures some of the excitement that can be had around the festival world.
All our SXSW coverage can be found here: https://freshfiction.tv/category/film-festivals/