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Los Wild Ones Premieres at SXSW
March 2013

A short film about Wild Records titled 'Los Wild Ones' premiered at this years' SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas. It was selected as one of the final eight films to be showcased from over 900 submissions.

Wild Records is an LA based independent record label formed in 2001 after owner Reb Kennedy and his wife travelled to LA from San Francisco on the strength of a flyer that promised "Mexican Rock & Roll". Kennedy was blown away by the energy of the band who were playing 'Lil' Luis y Los Wild Teens' and later offered to record their song 'La Rebeldonna'.

Wild Records now have a stable of over twenty, mainly Hispanic, 1950s Rock & Roll and Rockabilly acts. Wild model themselves on an early Sun Records of the 1950s. Where the artists, the music and the passion is what's important as opposed to advertising and PR.

This approach, in this day and age is what the film concerns. Award winning director Elise Soloman explores Wild Records and its unconventional family and looks into how, if Wild was to continue to expand and grow the status quo could not continue. Kennedy's unfamiliarity and refusal to adopt modern business techniques such as utilising the web and social media to advertise, or releasing music digitally, which gave Wild its unique, independent charm and appeal, may have also been its demise.

Spoiler alert, it wasn't, this traditional approach plus the absolutely huge reception the film has seen at SXSW this week, means that things have never looked so good over at Wild Records.





Los Wild Ones Premiers at SXSW-South by Southwest 

   
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 11: Crew and family of 'Los Wild Ones' pose for a portrait at 'Los Wild Ones' Photo Op during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Stateside Theater on March 11, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jordan Naylor/Getty Images for SXSW)

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 11: Editor Ryan Brown, Reb Kennedy of Wild Records and cinematographer Yamit Shimonvitz pose for a portrait at 'Los Wild Ones' Photo Op during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Stateside Theater on March 11, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jordan Naylor/Getty Images for SXSW)
  AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 11: (L-R) Reb Kennedy of Wild Records, Hayden Kennedy and Jenny Lin-Kennedy pose for a portrait at 'Los Wild Ones' Photo Op during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Stateside Theater on March 11, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jordan Naylor/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 11: (L-R) Reb Kennedy of Wild Records, Hayden Kennedy and Jenny Lin-Kennedy pose for a portrait at 'Los Wild Ones' Photo Op during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Stateside Theater on March 11, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jordan Naylor/Getty Images for SXSW)




 

About Wild Records

Wild Records was started by Reb Kennedy in 2001. The first band that was officially signed to the label was the infamous ‘Lil Luis y Los Wild Teens’. Since then, Wild Records has developed a stable of 20+ of the world's hottest rockin' acts. Wild Records appreciates and understands the influence that the original rockabilly legends have had and continue to have on the rockin' scene. Wild Records does not look to the past with the development of the label or the acts on the labels. We believe the music of the bands of our label is as relevant as any other genre of music of today. Wild Records will continue to develop our label and seek to find further talents to add to our roster.

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