The COHERENCE Effect: Manifesting Shatter Belt

Mar 12, 2023

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Recording: The COHERENCE Effect: Manifesting Shatter Belt, Mar 12, 2023

Shatter Belt is screening as part of the SXSW Film & TV Festival: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2023/films/2081830

Fans of the international cult hit COHERENCE are familiar with the highly unconventional approach to the making of the film. James Ward Byrkit joins Patton Oswalt in conversation about the nature of "extremely independent" filmmaking and their shared appreciation of obscure science fiction.

From making a feature in five days without a script or crew to creating an entire television series during the pandemic, Byrkit has taken the harder, more gratifying road of self-producing his visions. This session dives into the gory details of rogue filmmaking without a net, and the unlikely story of how Oswalt and Byrkit teamed up on the very first days of “Shatter Belt” where sandstorms, COVID, and revoltingly gross shooting locations threatened the show from the moment the cameras started to roll.

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James Byrkit

Shatter Belt

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