Friday, October 22 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Indie Film Track: Assembling Your Team

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Have you sat on a set and watched the 30 or so people in the organized chaos and thought "how did someone find all these creative and passionate people?" A film can only be as good as the people behind the scenes. This panel is all about assembling your team to start the journey of creating a film. Learn how to get others to support your idea, and to be excited to make your idea come to life. Grab your pencil and paper and head on over for a panel you don't want to miss.

Must have an AFF Producers or Conference Badge to attend.

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Brian Gannon

Brian Gannon has been with the Austin Film Commission for nine years and been the Commissioner for the past six years. At the Austin Film Commission, Brian works to bring film, television and commercial production to Austin and assisting projects filming locally.

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Abie Sidell

writer/director CRAM
Abie Sidell (he/him) is a Queens, New York based filmmaker. With his company Radical Rhinoceros Pictures, Abie has directed music videos, branded content for clients like Marvel and Facebook, and original films – including the award-winning Some of Her Parts. Abie has made movies since he was 8 years old and directed Indiana Jones and the Missing Sock. Abie still believes in magic, and movies are the proof. He'd call it all powerful, but he never did find that sock... Read More →
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Anna Baumgarten

writer/director Disfluency
Anna hails from the Michigan mitten and strives to tell stories with truth that find common ground between people of polarizing backgrounds. She currently works in TV as the Manager of Development for Monami Productions in Beverly Hills, CA.As a filmmaker she has an independent TV... Read More →
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Fabio Frey

cowriter/director My Dead Dad
Born in Switzerland, raised in South Carolina now living in Los Angeles, Fabio Frey cut his teeth in college producing short films for Comedy Central, and later directing commercials. Since then he’s directed festival winning shorts that premiered at the TCL Chinese Theater in the... Read More →

Friday October 22, 2021 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Crystal Room 604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701