Arcos Films Screens Energy Doc Switch in Austin this Week

I’ve always been impressed by the guys behind the scenes. Joe Brashears made a documentary feature about Mount Everest. He climbed the world’s tallest peak with 40 lb. IMAX cameras, but he’s nowhere to be found in his film. This kind of incredibly difficult work behind the lens makes people like Brashears my hero.  Enter Daniel Perlaky.

I’ve known Daniel for several years now, since I worked on my first online publication Urban Pollution. Perlaky does art direction for a culture mag, a label, and co-owns an incredible new bar and venue. With all these obligations, I could hardly believe it when I receieved the email indicating that he now also works on documentary movies with Arcos Films. His role with Acros involves multimedia production and creative direction. The company’s film Switch is an incredibly balanced look at our global energy transition. Dr. Scott Tinker has been on a mission to cut through the polarizing sides of the energy debate to try to uncover the truth about volatile issues like hydraulic facturing, clean coal, and wind power. Documenting this search is the function of Switch. The documentary took over three years to create and was filmed in 11 countries.

Switch isn’t Perlaky’s only foray into the film industry. He also co-produced Echotone, the New York Times Critics’ Pick documentary about Austin’s music scene, as well as played a key role in the launch of Tugg, a startup that lets film fans bring virtually any movie to their local movie theaters. Switch screens in Austin this week at the Alamo. For a full listing of screenings and specific times and tickets click here. The five dollar ticket comes with a $5 food and drink voucher, making it effectively free! You can watch the trailer for Switch below.


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Bryan Parker is a writer and photographer living and working in Austin, TX. He is the founder of blog Pop Press International and print journal True Sincerity and recently released his first book, a volume on Beat Happening in the 33 1/3 series.

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