Must Watch: First Trailer for Aaron Burns' Indie Comedy 'blacktino'
"Whoooaaa nerd alert!" Perhaps the new Napoleon Dynamite, or perhaps something else entirely, the first official trailer for the indie comedy blacktino (yes it's titled lowercase) from Texan filmmaker Aaron Burns recently debuted on Vimeo (via /Film). You may remember hearing about this before, as it was part of some odd viral campaign with Michelle Rodriguez at Fantastic Fest last year, but now we know what it is. Austin Marshall stars as an "overweight half-black, half-hispanic nerd" named Stefan who's struggling to fit in at his high school. This looks like it has a lot of charm and whit, I'm very much looking forward to it. Enjoy!
Watch the first official trailer for Aaron Burns' blacktino:
A dark teen comedy about an overweight half-black, half-hispanic nerd named Stefan Daily. Struggling to find his place in a mostly white high school, he finds sanctuary amongst the social outcasts in the theatre department. Like all great teen comedies, it ensures that the torch of "teen angst" continues to burn bright.
blacktino is both written and directed by Aaron Burns, an Austin, Texas native who is making his feature debut with this following a short titled Now or Never. This is premiering at the SXSW Film Festival coming up in March, where we expect this to get a lot of buzz and probably pick up a distributor, too. We first heard about this at Fantastic Fest last year in a little Michelle Rodriguez viral promotion. What did you think?