It’s back! First Three Pages Live! Co-presented by ColdTowne Theater
More than just a showcase of great films and writers, Austin Film Festival is committed to working with our community to aid and inspire our fellow storytellers. That’s why we’ve partnered with ColdTowne Theater to provide a supportive and fun environment for you to share your stories with an audience and get the feedback you need to improve your writing. Have a screenplay you’re working on? A play? A podcast? A web series? A sketch? Give it a test run with your peers at our First Three Pages, Live!, where the winner will receive a Lone Star Badge to the 2020 Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference.
Get a sneak peek of Austin’s works in progress as selected storytellers share the first three pages of their projects with the help of ColdTowne’s company of talented performers. Share your own work or just show up to admire and applaud the creativity of others. Free alcohol will be served to calm those nerves and get you stage ready!
MEET THE WRITERS :
About Ian: After gradating from the University of Texas Film Institute, Ian Fulbright is pursuing a career in scriptwriting and filmmaking while holding down various day jobs.
Screenplay: The Idiot’s Guide to Time Travel
About Clifton: Clifton Highfield is an improv performer, instructor, and director who works primarily with The Institution Theater.
Short Film: Mental Health Day
About Christy: Christy is an Austin-based comedy writer and performer. Her sketch work has appeared in “The Floor is Lava” at Fallout Theater, and she has performed in various improvised and scripted shows. Her five-minute student film, I Hate Nickelback, premiered in 2009 at a dorm room party of her own devise. She says she invented New Coke, but this is a dubious claim, at best.
About Celia: Celia Tise is a recent graduate of the University of Kansas Film and Media program. She is a writer and filmmaker with an enthusiasm for magical realism, horror, and dinosaurs. Currently, she is in post-production for her first short film titled, The Light We Lose.
About Kim: Kim Tran is a writer, actor and director.She’s written for Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, was a 2019 semifinalist for the NBC and Disney Writers programs and a finalist for the HBO Pitch Competition at the Women in Comedy Festival. She is currently a Michener Fellow. She performs with “Y’all, We Asian”, Austin, Texas’s all Asian-American improv troupe. She once rode her bike from Austin to Alaska and yes, her vagina still hurts.
Screenplay:Diane v. Diane
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts.