Avast! Trailer For blacktino.

Here’s the official trailer for what could be a solid contender for sleeper hit of the year. Indie movie blacktino, (save your grammar rage it’s meant to be lower case), is directed by Texan film maker Aaron Burns, who previously worked as a 2D artist on the Tarantino/Rodriguez collaboration Grindhouse, with a cast including Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez and Jeff Fahey. The film’s official synopsis rattles along as follows:

“A dark teen comedy about an overweight half-black, half-hispanic nerd named Stefan Daily. He was raised by his black grandmother in a medium sized suburb of Austin, TX. Struggling to find his place in a mostly white high school, Stefan finds sanctuary among the eclectic mix of social outcasts in the school’s Theatre Department.”

Like a cross between Napoleon Dynamite and Rushmore.


blacktino SXSW Trailer from Aaron Burns on Vimeo.