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Darkbird Gets Down With Its Bad Self
Austin quintet goes crazy channeling Prince
"...blazes Darkbird frontwoman Kelly Barnes, strutting vocally with stadium-sized charisma over a trio of cauterizing power chords...."

Dec. 5, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

DVDanger: 68 Kill
Writer/director Trent Haaga gets nice and sleazy
"...didn't go to a big-name actor. After watching Austin-made Zero Charisma, he knew right off that he wanted local..."

Aug. 15, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

A Winter Rose
A star is born (again)
"...should blaze through the screen, but Whalen’s performance exudes zero charisma. The barely audible actress can go from a..."

Dec. 2, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

New Grant at Other Worlds Austin
Dan O'Bannon award to help Texas filmmakers
"...Americas director Jean Anne Lauer, SFX artist Meredith Johns, Zero Charisma director Andrew Matthews, Computer Chess star Tishuan Scott,..."

Aug. 5, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Sacred & the Profane
The Gourds co-frontman flew the coop for Shinyribs and ain't looking back
"...co-frontman into the full force and vision of Russell's charisma...."

Aug. 7, 2015 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

DVDanger: Meet Me There
Southern Gothic is no laughing matter
"...Ada: She and boyfriend Calvin (fellow comedian Michael Foulk, Zero Charisma) go on a road trip to her Oklahoma..."

June 23, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Arlo & Julie Puzzles Over Love
The Arlo & Julie team puts the pieces together
"...of Krisha) and Julie (Ashley Spillers of Two Step, Zero Charisma, Loves Her Gun) are squarely, not-quite-comfortably living together..."

May 8, 2015 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Good Eye: Crossing the (180-Degree) Line
Austin actresses go behind the camera
"...Katie Folger (Zero Charisma) is one of them. Having studied acting at..."

March 20, 2015 Column by Amy Gentry

The Good Eye: Tales From the Aging Box
Two actresses opine on when the only opportunity left is to play a mother. (Or a grandmother.)
"...Cyndi Williams (Room, Temple Grandin, Zero Charisma), however, sees a lot of mother roles that..."

March 13, 2015 Column by Amy Gentry

One in a Crowd: The Honor Farm
Austin documentary expert Karen Skloss takes us back to school
"...Skloss took actress Katie Folger (Grow Up Tony Phillips, Zero Charisma) and her fellow cast members – Will Britain..."

Dec. 29, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Kickstart Your Weekend: A Double Dose of Horror Comedies
"Fun With Hackley" versus "Virgin Cheerleaders in Chains"
"...And Pioneer) and a cast that includes Garrett Graham (Zero Charisma) as his mass murdering work mate Rancid and..."

June 27, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

What Would Werner Do?
New to home viewing: A feast of Herzog, ‘Zero Charisma’
"...Homegrown comedy Zero Charisma is already available on VOD, but if you..."

April 8, 2014 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Marc Savlov's Top 10 List
"...Stoker, Escape From Tomorrow, Narco Cultura, Kill Your Darlings, Zero Charisma..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Feast Your Eyes
Introducing the banner crop of 2013 films
"...Tim McCanlies' Angels Sing, Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews' Zero Charisma, and no doubt others that have escaped my..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Kickstart Your Week With Austin Film Society
AFS hosts its first crowdfunding lab
"...Dialogue series. Guest speakers will include Indiegogo's Marc Hofstatter, Zero Charisma's Andrew Matthews, Before You Know It's PJ Raval..."

Dec. 9, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Better Than OK 'Computer'
Andrew Bujalski's 'Computer Chess' is an unlikely winner
"...Prince Avalanche, and the indie breakout of movies like Zero Charisma (which was picked up for distribution by Nerdist..."

Aug. 23, 2013 Screens Feature by Dan Solomon

Kickstart Your Weekend With John and the Frye Brothers
Two local films take you to a threesome and a car wreck
"...Byron Brown (Grow Up Tony Phillips) and Sam Eidson (Zero Charisma) involved, it'll probably be good, but you'll have..."

Aug. 16, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

'Zero Charisma' Rolls a Double Six on Distribution
Nerdist and Tribeca team up for Austin role playing comedy
"...uniting to release the Austin-filmed role playing dark comedy Zero Charisma...."

July 21, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Cinema East's Summer Lineup
Jazzing up the summer screenings with indie films from fresh off the festival circuit
"...July 7: Zero Charisma (D: Katie Graham & Andrew Matthews), with "Slash"..."

June 7, 2013 Screens Feature by Monica Riese

AFS Grant Open for Business
Applications due June 1, 2013
"...Computer Chess, Pit Stop, The Retrieval, "Black Metal," Mud, Zero Charisma, and Before You Know It...."

April 9, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

SXSW Film: The Audience Has Spoken
Audience Awards and tonight's reprise screenings announced
"...Audience Award: Narrative Spotlight Zero Charisma Saturday, Stateside Theatre, 9:30pm..."

March 16, 2013 SXSW Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW 2013 Film Awards
Jury awards for this year's Festival announced
"...Winner: Hannah Fidell (A Teacher) Special Mention: Katie Graham (Zero Charisma)..."

March 12, 2013 SXSW Post by Monica Riese

Nerd Wars
'Zero Charisma' and the social costs of geekdom
"...interlopers is at the core of the Austin film Zero Charisma, which enjoys its world premiere at SXSW. The..."

March 8, 2013 Screens Feature by Dan Solomon

Play Along With Busy Actor Bingo
Mark a tile once you've seen the actor in at least two films
"...Bryan Connolly (Rewind This, Zero Charisma, "Hell No")..."

March 8, 2013 Screens Feature by Monica Riese

SXSW Film 2013: The Janet Pierson Guide
Film fest chief talks themes, screens, and surprising changes
"...Grow Up, Tony Phillips, while Katie Graham's roleplaying comedy Zero Charisma is hoping the D12 rolls its way. Then..."

Jan. 31, 2013 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Unveils March Lineup
So much ado!
"...Loves Her Gun, scripted by Hipstercrite Lauren Modery; and Zero Charisma, Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews’ comedy about D&D..."

Jan. 31, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Set Visit: 'Zero Charisma' Geeks Out in South Austin
First pix from Austin-based indie 'Zero Charisma'
"...(with fiancee Katie Graham) about the locally-produced geekgasm comedy Zero Charisma, currently shooting in South Austin...."

April 19, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

2011 Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund Recipients Announced
2011 TFPF winners announced
"...ZERO CHARISMA Katie Graham, Andrew Matthews & Thomas Fernandes 90..."

Aug. 29, 2011 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Film Flam
Preserving Mondo's archive, Fantastic Fest first wave, farewell to Sherry Mills, and what's happening with lots of local productions
"...dropped us a line about his own soon-to-shoot film Zero Charisma, about Dungeons & Dragons diehards. The IndieGoGo campaign..."

July 15, 2011 Screens Column by Kimberley Jones

Drums Across Texas
What does Reagan High's drum line have in common with civil rights? Larry Jackson.
"...leader with intelligence, ideas, and a great deal of charisma. I'm pleased but not surprised to learn he continues..."

June 17, 2011 Music Feature by Kate X Messer

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