Texas Film Hall of Fame, Lucky 2013

The 13th Annual Texas Film Hall of Fame was a smashing success this year!!

It was Craftbox Agency’s SIXTH time to produce the event and we couldn’t be more pleased.

Fabulous Film Director and Austin Film Society Founder, Richard Linklater said, “Yes, seems like the consensus is best show ever,
we DON’T say that every time like they do at the end of the Olympics or
something.  Everyone seems to be loving the wonderful vibe and the pace
of the show (and our wonderful emcee!), etc. but I also want to give a
big shout out to what seemed like technical perfection, which sure
doesn’t happen by itself.  To Celeste and everyone else  – very smoothly
produced show!…”.

 Holy Moly – them are (positive) fightin’ words right there.
 For me, the real magic is behind the scenes. The Texas Film Hall of Fame is a year-round production, with all kinds of fabulous people contributing their ideas, time, energy and just a wee bit of patience.

In order to set the tone of this event, 
you must first watch this killer video created by your favorite and mine (see below):

TFHOF 2013 Intro from Houndstooth on Vimeo.

Just for grins, I’d like to show you some “before and after images” to capture the essence of the hard-working TFhoF team.
See this Cocktail Party Gorgeous-ness?  
Photo by Jerry Hayes

 Before came the making of the box sculptures.

Chelsea Grace Design did a fantastic job carrying out the vision. Dang! She not only knows how to work a power tool, she looks fabulous working one. Love this talented Ladyfriend sooo much. And, look at my fabulous assistant, Sara Grauerholz. With her background in Theater and Set Design, she was a force to be reckoned with.

 Michael Austin, of Build Austin, even came out on a Sunday to lend a helping hand.

This year, the Texas Film Hall of Fame dinner and awards show was hosted in a huge 82 by 164 ft. Lossberger Tent provided by Marquee Tents and Rentals. Unbelievable!

Photo by Jerry Hayes
 It takes a TON of planning to make sure the design and placement
 of this structure is absolutely perfect.

 Check out the dude on top of the tent. You are my un-sung hero.

And the Stage Design provided by the most fabulous Technical Designer ever,
Bill Haddad of Blue House Design.
That killer logo and all the print design collateral was created by the incredible team at FBA.

I love this team. (Wish the picture had the WHOLE team!!)
(Those children, even though we bend the child labor laws just a little, really know their stuff.)
Big Shout-Out to Patrick Kondelis of Round Mountain Productions, Chris Overbeek and Jeff Kuryak of Freeman, Carlos Martinez of Marquee Tents and Rentals, with Amelie and Marcelle Quesada.

Hey! And that’s me in the middle. 

Not even a LARGE tree can stand in our team’s way.
Photo by Jerry Hayes

That table in the foreground is just about where that tree was.
(Don’t worry, it found a fabulous new home.)

Enough already with the before and after pics….
Let’s get to the good stuff!!

Photo by Jerry Hayes
The VIP room, ready to be filled with directors, actors and all kinds of very important folks.
The media’s anticipation of the stars’ arrival!! 
Our Step and Repeat was a mere 50ft long.
Photo by Jerry Hayes
The Dining Room and Stage in the tent. The amazing show projection content was provided by Houndstooth Studio. Que Pretty!
 Pretty crazy how accurate Bill Haddad’s illustration was, right??
Photo by Alysse Gafkjen

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson knocked it out of the ballpark as our Emcee.

Photo by Todd Wolfson
Grupo Fantasma as the Texas Film Hall of Fame House Orchestra.

Photo by Miguel Angel

Lady Luck, (aka Elexia Lowe, an Austin-based actress) was our Diva of the Night.
Sponsored by Kendra Scott, she raised lots of money selling lottery tickets.
Dress was designed by Chia Guillory
and headdress was created by Allyson Garro of Coco Coquette.

Photo by Alysse Gafkjen
The gorgeous and mega-talented native Texan, Robin Wright.
Seriously Swooning.

Photo by Gary Miller

The one and only film icon, Rob Reiner.

Photo by Alysse Gafkjen
The after-party was a smashing success. 
The gorgeous chandelier, overall party lighting design and projection-mapping provided by Houndstooth Studio
Lighting Equipment provided by Ilios Lighting Design
Photo by Alysse Gafkjen
Photo by Alysse Gafkjen
 Tableau Vivant created by Coco Coquette.
Photo by Alysse Gafkjen
 Guest Deejay performances included el John Selector, Jim Eno of Spoon, Composer Graham Reynolds, and Adrian Quesada of Grupo Fantasma and Brownout.

And finally, the Creative Director and the Music Director of Texas Film Hall of Fame.

All in a day’s work, People.

We can’t wait for next year!!

And a giant squeal of love for

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