It never hurts to set your indie movie in the city of the film festival you’re hoping to enter. But that’s not the reason director/cowriter Bryan Poyser chose Austin for the setting of his latest movie, The Bounceback, which premieres March 9 at the SXSW Film Festival. Poyser has been a pillar of the Austin filmmaking community for nearly 20 years, shooting several of his movies in and around the Texas state capital.
The Bounceback is another savage comedy for Poyser, who’s been nominated for two Spirit Awards for Dear Pillow (2004) and Lovers of Hate (2010) – both also filmed in Austin. In the movie, Stan (Cloverfield’s Michael Stahl-David) heads to Austin for a weekend to visit a best pal and essentially stalk his ex, Cathy (The Last Exorcism Part II’s Ashley Bell). Meanwhile, his buddy Jeff (Zach Cregger) is experiencing his own romantic dysfunction, and his roommates are determined to win an air-sex competition (which apparently is a real thing.)
Some viewers might find the exclusive movie clip below vulgar and crude, and it’s certainly peppered with profanity that makes it NSFW. You have been warned.