From Tobe Hooper’s first film Eggshells and star-driven Hollywood movies such as Outlaw Blues, to classic films from Richard Linklater and Robert Rodriguez, to the latest films from Austin’s up and coming directors, locally shot films provide a rare ongoing time capsule of one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. These films document not only changes in the physical structure of Austin but also its unique, enduring culture. Also Starring Austin uses scenes from more than 200 locally shot films along with commentary from some of Austin’s well-known producers, directors and industry leaders to examine a community’s history in a dynamic, innovative way.
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ALSO STARRING AUSTIN is a fiscally sponsored project of the Austin Film Society. You can make a donation to this project using the form below. You will receive a letter acknowledging your gift to the Austin Film Society on behalf on the project. Since AFS is a non-profit organization, your donation may be deducted from your taxes as a charitable contribution under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.
About the Director
Mike Blizzard – Mike Blizzard is President and co-founder of Blizco Productions, which provides strategic consulting, public and media relations, and collaboration on books, screenplays and documentary films. He is the producer of the award-winning NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and has been licensed by Showtime, Netflix, and ESPN. Mike serves on the Board of Directors of the Austin Film Society, and served two terms as Board President. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the Hill Country Conservancy.