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Brian Gannon

Brian is Director of the Austin Film Commission (part of Visit Austin). The Austin Film Commission works to bring film, television and commercial productions to Austin while advocating for production on a local level. Brian was born in Ireland and grew up in Boston and Milwaukee before relocating to Austin. Brian has explored his passion for film, working on freelance on numerous Austin-shot film productions and working as a Location Scout for the Texas Film Commission. Before coming to the Visit Austin, Brian spent three years as a Design & Video Coordinator with PBE as they built two exhibit halls for the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas.

Austin Film Year in Review

To say 2014 was a phenomenal year for Austin film is an understatement. The Austin Film Commission launched our NEW Production Directory, Austin Studios' renovation and expansion started, the City of…

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Boyhood

Filmed over 12 years (with only 36 actual shooting days), Boyhood is Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater's intimate epic about adolescence. The film, which Linklater began production in Austin in 2002, debuted to a standing ovation at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Boyhood, filmed in Austin…

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SXSW Austin Films in 2014

Like Sundance, this year's SXSW Film lineup is stacked with Austin made films. It has nothing to do with playing favorites, it is the fact that Austin is a hub for independent cinema; at this point it…

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Iconic Film Locations: Dazed and Confused

Austin is a busy city when it comes to film production. In the last 40 years there have been more than 250 television and film productions. We get asked about different iconic locations all the time, but the one that comes up the most is Richard Linklater's 1993 classic "Dazed and Confused." Here…

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