AOL BUILD takes SXSW with interviews with Big Sean, Meredith Foster, Elijah Wood and more


AOL BUILD is officially taking over SXSW and putting a bevy of talented stars right at your fingertips! During the live interview series from the famous SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, we'll be talking with everyone from major pop star Big Sean to YouTube powerhouse's Tyler Oakley and Bethany Mota. For more on each individual, check out the summary below, and for a live-stream of awesome interviews, stay tuned in all day right above!


1:10 p.m. EST - Jason Schwartzman:

Jason Schwartzman definitely has his hands full!

The extremely talented actor, 34, is stopping by AOL BUILD at SXSW to discuss two of his latest roles "The Overnight" and "7 Chinese Brothers," which are both premiering at the SXSW Festival.

2:10 p.m. EST - Tyler Oakley and Meredith Foster:
What does it take to be a social media superstar in this day and age?

Tyler Oakley and Meredith Foster are two people who can tell you! Oakley skyrocketed to YouTube success as an advocate for LGBT youth and has made a name in the digital space. Meanwhile, Foster, who is best known for her sweet YouTube series about fashion and beauty has nabbed attention for her videos on empowering girls.

The digital duo is catching up with AOL BUILD live from SXSW (the mecca for all things cool and digital!) to share their thoughts on how to create a career in the digital and traditional space. The branding gurus will also discuss their road to success and how they continue to innovate.

3:10 p.m. EST - Rainn Wilson, David Morse, Elijah Wood : "The Boy" cast
"The Boy," which was produced by Elijah Wood, tells the tale of a 9-year-old boy Ted Henley (Jared Breeze) and his father John (David Morse), who are the proprietors of The Mtn. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West.

After Ted's mother leaves, John drifts into despondency-becoming a living ghost, haunting the motel-leaving Ted to fend for himself. In this isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, Ted's darker impulses begin to manifest. The arrival of a mysterious drifter, William Colby (Rainn Wilson), captivates young Ted and the two form a unique friendship - setting the stage for Ted's final, unnerving metamorphosis. "The Boy" is a chilling, intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.

4:10 p.m. EST - Big Sean and Elle King
Wish you could hear two up-and-coming superstars talk about their rise in the music industry?

Here's your chance! AOL BUILD is hosting Big Sean and Elle King during their SXSW series and you'll have the opportunity to hear them talk about their careers, their road to superstardom, the music industry, and how they stay connected with their fans.

Big Sean, who got signed to Kanye West's record label in 2007, released his third studio album Dark Sky Paradise on February 24 and has become a media magnet due to his relationship with fellow popstar, Ariana Grande. King, who is signed to RCA Records, released her first studio album Love Stuff on February 17.

5:10 p.m. EST - "Breaking A Monster" cast
Malcolm Brickhouse, Jared Dawkins, and Alec Atkins will join AOL BUILD to talk about their new film "Breaking Monster," which is making its world debut at SXSW.

The film begins when the band members of "Unlocking The Truth" (Malcolm Brickhouse, Jared Dawkins, Alec Atkins) are in 7th grade, spending their weekends playing metal music in Times Square - often to substantial crowds. The young upstarts take on a 70-year-old industry veteran manager and with his guidance they are soon on their way to a $1.8M record deal with Sony Music.

The flick is a coming of age story, not only as the boys become professional musicians, but also as they transcend childhood and step into adulthood.