MEDIA BLURBS

 

“Brilliant… Movie critics are criticized for preferring novelty because we are jaded by the ordinary. If only that were true of everybody, how much wasted time we could recapture. I praise FIRECRACKER because it is original and peculiar, but also because it is haunted; there is an uneasy spirit living within this film that stirs and regards us with cold, unblinking eyes. The calm of small-town Kansas inspires the yearnings in those who do not fit there, who are drawn to the carnival, which doesn't fit anywhere.”
ROGER EBERT

 

“(Balderson) makes movies that are so gorgeous that it's not unreasonable to say that, cinematographically at least; he's the equal of an Argento or Kubrick in their prime. Some people have perfect vocal pitch, Steve has perfect visual composition.”
FILM THREAT

 

”Steve Balderson is the best-kept secret in American independent cinema. He makes his own films - which are unfailingly brilliant - and the rest of the world very, very gradually catches up with him... “
MJ SIMPSON, UK FILM CRITIC

 

“Balderson is the cornbread-fed lovechild of David Lynch and Gus Van Sant”
MONTREAL MIRROR

 

“Steve Balderson knows how to weave visuals and sound together like a master chef.”
BANG NOIR BLOG

 

“Steve Balderson's approach to his work is not just a breath of fresh air – it is a gale-force wind.”
OREGON DAILY EMERALD

 

 

INTERVIEWS & MEDIA COVERAGE 

(excluding reviews)

 

ABC World News // TV interview at Cannes Film Festival // May 1998
Filmmaker Magazine // interview // Spring 2001
Film Comment // editorial
Moviemaker Magazine // article // July 1999
Bikini Magazine // feature article // 1999
E! Entertainment // TV interview // Cannes Film Festival coverage // 1998
Hollywood Reporter // front page article // May 1998
Sweden Channel 5 // Series of TV interviews
Screen International // Cover Story // May 22, 1998
My Midwest // Midwest Airlines in-flight magazine // interview
Indiewire.com // editorial // July 1998
Bizarre Magazine // Cover Story // August 2004
The New Yorker // article with Bjork & Mike Patton
Anthem Magazine // feature interview // No. 35 // 2008
Film Fever // 20Q with Steve Balderson // 2005
INDEX magazine // feature with Karen Black // March 2004
Interview Magazine // article with Susan Traylor // 2011
Offscreen Magazine // True Indie Spirit // 2005
Markee Magazine // Cover Story // September 2007
Curve Magazine // Feature on Stuck! // 2009
GIANT // Mike Patton Explodes in Firecracker // 2005
DROME Magazine // feature stories // 2004, 2005
Showreel Magazine // article // Summer 2004
WOW TV // Ring My Bell with Steve Balderson & Mink Stole // 2009

Manhattan Magazine // features, various // Cover, Winter 2015
Kansas City Star // interviews // various
LA Weekly // interviews // various
Ain’t It Cool News // interviews // various
Film Threat // interviews // various

 

 

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