Did we say that the 2013 Texas Film Hall of Fame was lucky 13? Well the 14th year certainly seemed lucky too! The event got a new name (Texas Film Awards) some incredibly gifted and generous co-chairs (Bobbi and Mort Topfer) and some pretty
high-profile faces (Mac Davis, Priscilla Presley, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, Amber Heard, Johnny Depp) graced the Texas version of the Academy Awards.
This was Craftbox Agency’s 7th year producing the awards show and while the event expands and grows by leaps and bounds every year – we continue to provide Austin Film Society with stellar creative direction, event planning & production services. This is a big production ya’ll that includes an awards show, dinner, fundraiser and after-party. Craftbox manages and oversees a design team, a production team over 50 vendors and 100+ volunteers. Craftbox also works with AFS executive management on overall theme development and subsequent design collaterals, facilitate sponsorship opportunities and to produce the awards show.
Lots of love and talent went into the making of the intro reel for the awards. Take a look!
Just to give you an idea of scale…..the event is located on the grounds of Austin Studios in the old National Guard Armory Building. Craftbox was tasked with transforming the helicopter hanger into the main Gala room complete with seating for 800, a custom designed stage and a state of the art audio/visual set-up that would rival anything on the west coast! How did we do that? Well we are good but we also very blessed to work with a truly amazing group of technical vendors such as Blue House Design, Houndstooth Studio, Illios Lighting Design, Agrekko Electric and Freeman AV. These are the un-sung production warriors of many Austin events and we could not do it without them!
While the Awards show is the main event – Craftbox does know how to throw a party and the Texas Film Awards Party was no exception. Craftbox worked with Marquee’s power couple Narcy and Carlos Martinez to design a 800×800 ft square tent that featured a 50 ft. red carpet, an entertainment stage, DJ, dance floor, Raffle/Auction area, two refreshment areas, 8 local food vendors, a photobooth, and an adjacent VIP tent with separate catering/refreshment areas, audio/visual set up. Loving these photos by Photographers Rick Kern & Steve Garza!
And guess what? Craftbox Agency is already hard at work on the 2015 show that will be held on March 12th, 2015. Maybe Pati will get to serve Johnny Depp another non-alcoholic beer!