Tag: jasonbanker

Review: FELT, A United Front Of Creative Forces

There comes a moment early on in Toad Road director Jason Banker's Felt which beautifully sets the tone for what is to unfold over the next 70 or so minutes of his second narrative feature. After partying with a few young...

Best Of 2014: Ben Umstead's Reflections And Favorites

As much as I can see 2014 packed to the gills with films people fell head over heels for, many of those mainstream and even ScreenAnarchy favorites will be vacant from this list, simply because I thought this was a...

Best Of 2014: Todd's Top New Directors To Watch

With the year wrapped up one of my favorite exercises is not just to look back over the best films of the previous year but also to look forward - to ask which directors may have emerged in the past...

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: FELT, Healing Through Art Gets Extremely Human

There comes a moment early in Toad Road director Jason Banker's Felt which beautifully sets the tone for what is to unfold over the next 70 or so minutes of his second narrative feature: After partying with a few young...

Review: TOAD ROAD Merges A Drug Drama With Urban-Legend Horror

In the tradition of mashing sub-genres together to get something entirely new and interesting, full credit goes to micro-indie avant garde chiller Toad Road for merging the wasted youth drug drama with the urban-legend horror flick. The experience of watching...

Check Out An Exclusive Teaser And Character Posters For Indie Weirdness TOAD ROAD

Jason Banker's Toad Road is the sort of film that defies easy categorization, a deliberately raw and naturalistic indie that veers off down unexpected trails whilst dabbling in psychoactive drugs and elements of horror. It is, in other words, the...

Fantasia 2012 Award Winners: Doomsday Book, Toad Road, Crave and King of Pigs

As another fantastic edition, the sweet sixteen, of Fantasia wraps up, the Juries are in with the fests winners.  And the two big ones are Kim Jee-woon and Yim Pil Sung's science fiction anthology Doomsday Book, which one the Best...

Fantasia 2012: Taking the (Toad) Road to Hell with Jason Banker and Jorge Torres-Torres

Building a name for himself as a cinematographer (All Tomorrow's Parties, Teenage Paparazzo) and documentary filmmaker in the New York City film scene, Jason Banker dropped his first feature, Toad Road, into the J.A.de S√®ve Cinema at Fantasia.  A...

Fantasia 2012: TOAD ROAD Clip - How to use Vick's to get High

With Jason Banker's creepy and drugged out urban legend inspired Toad Road having its world premiere at Fantasia yesterday, they were kind enough to offer ScreenAnarchy an exclusive clip from the film, one of several early all-night drug sessions with...

Fantasia 2012 Review: TOAD ROAD

In the tradition of mashing sub-genres together to get something entirely new and interesting, full credit goes to micro-indie avant garde chiller Toad Road for merging the wasted youth drug drama with the urban-legend horror flick.  The experience of watching this...

Fantasia 2012 Exclusive: 2nd Teaser for TOAD ROAD

One title starting to build a bit of buzz ahead of its July 26th premiere at Fantasia is Jason Banker's is-it-horror, is-it-drama feature TOAD ROAD. Previously known primarily for his documentary work (DP on Teenage Paparazzo and Walk Away Renee...