*Online Premiere* When a music agent comes calling with a potential gig, the proposal quickly goes south…by southwest. An insider jab at the indie music biz, “South X,” directed by JP Olsen, is a wholly accurate and sadly funny depiction of the life of a struggling musician. The agent, Hoops, calls up the musician, Chris, with a potential for some new tour dates and a SXSW gig (Del Taco, 9:45am) supporting an artist named Fay3, a street-artist turned musician with a penchant for tribal costuming but no actual songs yet. The deal, which never sounded promising in the first place, becomes less desirable with each new detail, including the insane tour route starting in Burlington, Vermont before heading straight to Portland, Oregon, then right back to Bangor, Maine. (“Bounce around the country, living in the dream,” as Hoops favorably spins it). Chris Morrissey is hilarious and dead-on as the unflappable agent, and Tomek Miernowski is perfectly understated as the soft-spoken musician in a vulnerable spot. Both are actual musicians who have contended with these issues (see our interview with Olsen here), and the film around them offers a somewhat scathing but still amusing depiction of the highly demanding, ultra low-paying gigs they have to take to survive, but, you know, “we could probably sweeten the deal by getting you on the lottery for Burning Man.” [Watch on YouTube]. (5 minutes). Producer and Director: JP Olsen. Cast: Tomek Miernowski, Chris Morrissey. Director of Photography: Alex Olsen. Editor: Kristen Nutile, Alex Olsen. Colorist: Dave Pultz. Sound Mix: Rob Heath.