What Makes Austin a Filmmaker’s Dream Town?
Austin filmmakers and actors share their experiences filming in Austin, and talk about why it’s a creative hub for the industry.
Special Guest Christy Carlson Romano (Kim Possible, Big Hero 6: The Series, Celebrity Kitchen) joins us for a live Q&A; followed by local Austin filmmakers Ashley Evans, Olexiy Kryvych and Robert Paschall, Jr.
- Ashlyn EvansActress
Ashlyn Evans is an actress based in Austin, TX. She has her Masters degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch and has been acting for five years. Past projects have included the tv series Unlocking the Truth on MTV, commercials for Burger King, GVTC, Frog Scooters, and TABC, plus starring in several music videos.
Her modeling experience is extensive as well with seven years under her belt working with brands like Hu Chocolate, Texas Health, William and Everett, and Quility Blankets. Though formerly signed, Ashlyn has been able to book steady work throughout her time in Austin without an agent.
- Christy Carlson Romanoproducer/actor
Chrisy Carlson Romano has had a long relationship with Disney ABC Television Group by starring in hit series and movies for the Disney Channel and ABC Family including: Cadet Kelly, The Even Stevens franchise, Campus Confidential, Taking Five, The Cutting Edge 2: Going for the Gold, and The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream. Romano became the first person to act in three Disney Channel projects simultaneously. Various other TV appearances include MTV’s Kaya, NBC’S Joan of Arcadia, CW’s Summerland, and TNT’s HawthoRNe.
At twelve, she made her feature film debut in Woody Allen’s Everyone Says I Love You. She continued acting in independent films with famed directors Hal Hartley in Henry Fool and Martin Davidson in Looking for an Echo. Amongst her many Film & TV titles, Christy recently completed 3 features including a cameo in the live-action Kim Possible movie (2019).
- Olexiy Kryvychdirector/writer/actor
Olexiy Kryvych is a director, writer and actor based out of Austin, TX, specializing in narrative-driven commercial work.
Kryvych received a degree in Theatre from Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan. He continued expanding his skills by studying at The Second City in Chicago, and landed several roles in both film and theatre productions, including Uncle Vanya of Goodman Theatre.
Olexiy builds his projects on the power of empathy and exposes raw and authentic human emotions through his work. He is currently in the development of his first feature film, The Leap.
- Robert Paschall Jr.producer/director
Robert Paschall Jr. was born on January 31, 1978 in Washington, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Gene Paschall. He is a producer and director, known for Segfault (2018), Chloe’s Hope (2015) and Bruised (2001).