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Chalk
Made by teachers for teachers, this local indie offers no easy answers to its statistic that 50% of teachers quit within their first three years on the job.
"...Directed by: Mike Akel. Starring: Troy Schremmer, Chris Mass, Janelle Schremmer, Shannon..."

May 18, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Teaching Themselves
The filmmakers, cast, and crew of Chalk learned valuable lessons with little in the way of a plan or a budget
"...brainchild of co-writers and former public high school teachers Mike Akel and Chris Mass. Gathering together all of their..."

May 18, 2007 Screens Feature by Toddy Burton

When Hollywood Met Steve Collins
... and other Austin stories from the L.A. Film Festival
"...Other longtime Austinites co-writer/star Chris Mass and co-writer/director Mike Akel received the award for Most Outstanding Performance by..."

July 7, 2006 Screens Feature by Toddy Burton

The Image Formed
Previewing the 12th Austin Film Festival
"...No Problem Mike Akel and Chris Mass on 'Chalk' When Mike Akel..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Screens Feature by Toddy Burton

Film News
Chalk and jumping off bridges finally see DVD, while Fantastic Fest becomes a beast
"...school students. Both are finally out on DVD. Writer/director/producer Mike Akel calls the four-year making of Chalk similar to..."

Oct. 5, 2007 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
Austin picks up a 'Hitcher'; Linklater's Cannes deux attitude; and the rest
"...1991 as the Soviet Union crumbled... Chalk, Austin writer/director Mike Akel's look at public schools from a teacher's perspective,..."

May 5, 2006 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Holywood Squares?
A local church rents out the Alamo Drafthouse South for a conference on Christians and film
"...Austin filmmakers (and Christians) Mike Akel and Chris Mass have a few things to..."

April 13, 2007 Screens Feature by Toddy Burton

Austin Film Festival Competition winners
Competition winners
"...Feature Jury Award Winner Chalk (W: Chris Mass & Mike Akel; D: Mike Akel)Narrative Short Jury Award Winner"When Elvis..."

Oct. 27, 2006 Screens Feature

Critics' Picks
Recommended at AFF
"...latter is the Austin-shot An Ordinary Family, directed by Mike Akel (who previously took the audience and jury prizes..."

Oct. 21, 2011 Screens Feature

AFF Announces 2011 Lineup
Regional premieres of Shame, The Descendants
"...INUK Mike Magidson (Writer/Director), Jean-Michel Huctin (Writer) – Regional Premiere..."

Sept. 20, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Film Flam
AFF on the tips of our tongues, Gallagher's indieWIRE shout-out, local premeires in L.A. fest, and more
"...Festival, which runs June 16-26: An Ordinary Family, director Mike Akel's follow-up to Chalk, and You Hurt My Feelings..."

June 10, 2011 Screens Column by Kimberley Jones

Pearls on Film
Home Movie Day takes personal memories, preservation to the public
"...screen some first films by Austin's best directors, including Mike Akel, Steve Collins, Scott Rice, Jeffrey Travis, and David..."

Aug. 3, 2007 Screens Feature by Carson Barker

TV Eye
The Black Donnellys knock off Studio 60
"...are nominated for the John Cassavetes Award: Chalk (D: Mike Akel) and Old Joy (D: Kelly Reichardt, produced by..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Film News
Paranoia runs deep-fried; plus, 'Elvis and Annabelle,' Troublemaker's future, and more

April 21, 2006 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Short Cuts
South by Southwest announces 2001 call for festival volunteer workers, and other news and events of interest to the local film community.
"...follow... Butcher's 15, a mockumentary directed by local filmmaker Mike Akel and featuring an all-Austin cast and crew, will..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Film News
Last thoughts on Altman, courtesy of collaborator Stephen Harrigan; plus, incentives and local interest
"...under $500,000." In Chalk's case, those would be, respectively, Mike Akel; Chris Mass and Akel; Akel, Angela Alvarez, Graham..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News Top 10 of 2006
The top Texas stories of 2006
"...stunt fan's dream, anchored by Kurt Russell as Stuntman Mike. Real-life stunt legend (and Austin resident) Gary Kent ran..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

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