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Kickstart Your Weekend: 'Raise a Good Man'

Local short has already shot, and just needs that last polish

By Richard Whittaker, 6:30AM, Fri. Jul. 11

Ryan Harper Gray and Anna Margaret Hollyman in upcoming Austin-filmed short
Ryan Harper Gray and Anna Margaret Hollyman in upcoming Austin-filmed short "Raise a Good Man"

Nothing like being stuck in a strange town, with nowhere to sleep.

That's the basic plot of 12 minute short "Raise a Good Man", and it's one of those projects that's bursting with exciting talent with local connections. Heading up the cast are Austinite and SXSW regular Anna Margaret Hollyman (Small, Beautifully Moving Parts, White Reindeer)and her costar, Ryan Harper Gray (SX 2011's Neal, and also a Salvage Vanguard veteran.) Behind the camera was cinematographer Andrew Droz Palermo, responsible for the cinematrography on a particular favorite feature in these parts (You're Next) and an unmissable short (soon hopefully to be a feature), Kat Candler's "Black Metal." Then there's Cameron Bruce Nelson, who was the recipient of the Austin Film Society's seal of approval in the form of a 2014 production grant for his directorial debut Some Beasts.

And then there's director Dylan Pasture himself, who recently moved to Austin, where he shot the short this past April. Yes, primary shooting is all wrapped up, and now Pasture is deep in post-production. That's where his Kickstarter campaign comes in. He's looking for $1,200 for color correction and soundtracking and mixing, plus titles designed by Yen Tan. What's left will cover festival submissions and a digital copy to show on real screens.

Find out more about the project, and how to donate, at their Kickstarter page.


Kickstart Your Weekend is a series intended to showcase Texas film and tech projects that are crowdfunding their way to a goal, be it distribution, a prototype, or production costs. If you have a project that we should know about, email us at filmflam@austinchronicle.com.

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