SXSW Interview: Sebastian Gutierrez and the Ladies of Elektra Luxx

SXSW Film 2010

It is not often that you have a chance to sit opposite of true beauty. Even when you have the chance, it is easy to clam up and lose your thoughts. So needless to say, I had to keep it cool while opposite Elektra Luxx director Sebastian Gutierrez. On a side note, I also interviewed Carla Gugino and Malin Akerman.

You may have heard about the great projector incident of 2010, and how director Sebastian Gutierrez turned what could have been one of the most tragic moments in film premiere history into one of the sweetest, most genuine and greatest moments of my festival experiences. While I did not have a chance to finish the film, Neil Miller did. His review is coming shortly, and he calls Elektra Luxx “a clever, sexy, and funny film with several strong female characters.” I loved it as well and consider it a perfect compliment to 2009’s Women in Trouble. While you don’t necessarily have to see Women in Trouble to understand Elektra Luxx, I highly recommend them both.

Gutierrez has a certain sense of humor and passion in his writing. He loves women, and how they can be so many things at once. Elektra Luxx does something perfect in the way that each character can easily be identified, but not easily defined due to how far in depth each tole is written. It’s easy to see how he is able to assemble such a talented cast. He writes characters that are genuine, smart and sexy. If you are an actor looking for some amazing roles, this is the guy to find. He guy is funny and very smart.  I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Gutierrez, and his newest endeavor Elektra Luxx.

Watch our (long) interview with Gutierrez, Gugino and Ackerman below.

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