Okay, I know next to nothing about Stephane Gauger. I saw that his film SAIGON ELECTRIC is playing at LAAPFF next week, so I clicked on the trailer. Sa dah tay! *
That’s a great hip hop trailer, an instant classic. And it compelled me to check out out Gauger’s other film OWL AND THE SPARROW. Don’t know about the film, but once again it’s supported by a kick ass trailer:
I should also mention that Gauger also wrote and shot both films, and his credits run the list of technical roles on set.
* slang courtesy Pootie Tang, of course. “I’m a tine cappy, my jammie!”
Watched Electric Saigon at SDAFF and met Gauger afterwards – seems a genuine guy. Saigon was so predictable that I was reminded of a very expensive-looking after school special, but I must admit, Gauger has infused his film with an infectious sense of energy and vibrancy. Lee Ann expressed great praise for Gauger’s first film, Owl and the Sparrow.
Owl and the Sparrow was a very sweet, sentimental film. It won the best narrative feature aware at SDAFF.
I watched Owl and the Sparrow last week and loved it. Very touching, it hit me hard. The Electic Saigon storyline looks familiar, but if Gauger gets the same level of performance out of his cast as he did in Owl, that’s quite an accomplishment.