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Sunday, October 16 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
Indie Film Track: Microbudget Filmmaking in the Lone Star State

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The biggest obstacle to getting your film made can be the budget, and a lot of extraneous costs can be eliminated in the script itself. Join this panel of Texas filmmakers as they discuss planning, incentives, and how to keep the vision big with a budget that is transcended by the breadth of imagination, almost as big as the Lone Star State itself.

This panel is presented by the Austin Film Commission.

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Brian Gannon

Director AFC
Brian Gannon has worked for the Austin Film Commission for four years and been the Director of the AFC for the past year and a half. Prior to that, he supervised content and video creation at Paul Bernhard Exhibits Design, worked in various areas of film production freelance and as a production liaison at the Texas Film Commission. He was born in Ireland and lived Boston and Milwaukee before moving to Austin a decade ago. Brian received a BA in... Read More →

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David Hickey

director/writer Homestate, Baghdad Texas, Brownwood, Brothers. Dogs. And God.; actor Homestate, The Leftovers, From Dusk till Dawn, Sin City, The Good Guys, Austin Stories
David Hickey was born and raised on the Eastside of Fort Worth, Texas. He received a Master of Fine Arts from Texas Tech University. He wrote and performed numerous one-man shows anddirected theatre in New York City and Texas before turning his attention to filmmaking. He hasserved on the faculty of Southwest Texas State University Theatre Program.Hickey’s film “Baghdad Texas” won Outstanding International Feature at the 2011... Read More →
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Carlyn Hudson

writer/director The Big Spoon; director Distance; commercial director
Carlyn Hudson is a writer and director living in Los Angeles (and sometimes Austin). She studied acting at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts and finished her undergraduate film degree at the University of Texas at Austin. Carlyn was one of the talents selected as a segment director for the Slacker: 20 Years Later remake and field produced the Richard Linklater-directed Up To Speed original series for Hulu. She co-produced Andrew... Read More →
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Lucy Kreutz

writer/director/producer Quaker Oaths
Louisiana (Lucy for short) is an Austin-based filmmaker. She has directed numerous short documentaries, including Jungle Fish, which won the Sundance Institute’s Sustainability Award in 2012. In 2014 she co-directed 61 Bullets, a feature documentary that played at the Austin Film Festival. Before venturing out on her own, Kreutz spent years in the editing room, working with directors Bradley Beesley, Michael Landon Jr., Ben Steinbauer... Read More →

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Sunday October 16, 2016 11:30am - 12:45pm
InterContinental Stephen F Austin, Assembly Room

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