Our Team

Our Team

It is only because we are a strong team of individuals working together that Austin Film Meet is what it is.

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H.Cherdon – Founder & Director

H.Cherdon – Founder & Director

As the founder of Austin Film Meet, Cherdon uses her varied experience in the creative arts to encourage and mentor fellow filmmakers and artists in the local film community. An actress and on-camera personality, she has appeared in more than 40 stage productions, two...

Brandon Boggs – Founder & Technical Director

Brandon Boggs – Founder & Technical Director

A graduate of UT of Austin, Brandon has called Austin home for more than 16 years. For the past 8 years, he has been self-employed as IT and networking consultant. Because Brandon and technology are such good friends, he can work wonders on computers and all things...

Tj Bashman – Publicist

Tj Bashman – Publicist

I’m Tj Basham. I’ve been a video editor for past few years now. Currently working on the Matthew Paris show, season 2. I editor, score, and promote, create posters for the show. This is my 2 yr working on the show. TjPublicist@austinfilmmeet.com

Reneaux Ruffin – Wordsmiths Director

Reneaux Ruffin – Wordsmiths Director

I'm a military brat who seeks to find the natural in the supernatural. I resonate with characters that are passionate, flawed, and always a little goth. I seek the comedy in tragedy and the magic in music. Magical realism, LGBTQ+ stories, and POC leads are recurring...

Catrin Efkin – Promotions

Catrin Efkin – Promotions

I'm Catrin Efken, an editor and screenwriter who focuses primarily on story-based films and LGBT+ media. I adore creating and helping with media in general but have taken a focus in film and writing/editing for TV.

Mark Parker – Facebook Group Moderator & Event Staff

Mark Parker – Facebook Group Moderator & Event Staff

Here’s what Mark had to say… I find little more magical than the process of taking an idea in ones' head and transforming it into a story that tells itself. Long on the sidelines watching the stories others' have created, it's time for me to tell my own and to help...

Austin Film Meet is 100% Volunteer-Powered!

AFM thrives on generous individuals who donated their time & effort to make this happen. Together we help tons of Austin filmmakers get involved & make movies. We appreciate every moment of energy donated. Without our volunteers, this amazing community resource would not exist. If you support local indie film, please consider volunteering.

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Tim Griggs – Composer, Sound Tech & Event Staff

Tim Griggs – Composer, Sound Tech & Event Staff

Tim Griggs is an award-winning composer and sound engineer. He has been composing film music since 2011 and producing records since 2005. In 2015, he won Best Musical Score at Austin’s 48 Hour Horror Film Festival. He then won an award in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest...

Audrey Lee McGuire – AFM Newsletter Editor

Audrey Lee McGuire – AFM Newsletter Editor

Audrey, a ​true native of Austin, is a multimedia producer​ & editor​ with over eight years of experience in television, film and video production, specializing in videography and post-production. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in...

Brooke Ostrom – Community Outreach

Brooke Ostrom is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi with a degree in Communication - Media Studies. She moved to Austin to participate in festivals, gain more media production experience, and get lost in a new city. Brooke is interested in...

Judith Ruder – Promotions

Judith Ruder – Promotions

Judith Ruder - Promotions After founding and operating a citywide nonprofit childcare co-op (5 years) followed by a children’s services business (15 years), Judith has turned her attention to edutainment production. Having become quite involved with Austin Film Meet,...

Lorelei Supapo – Video Host

Lorelei Supapo – Video Host

A self-described “geeky tech girl”, Lorelei ignored all of her creative impulses and pursued a career in project management. After graduating from Houston Baptist University with a BA in English and Communications, she went on to work in the insurance, advertising,...

Lauren Morris & Robert Mitchell – Sound

Lauren Morris & Robert Mitchell – Sound

Lauren Morris & Robert Mitchell - Sound Lauren Morris, Owner and Engineer for Scorpion Sound in Austin, Texas writes, produces and engineers commercial music and film scores, and creates stylistic sound design and foley since 2005. Lauren has released two CDs of...

Rodney Barry – Photographer

Rodney Barry – Photographer

Rodney Barry - Photographer Rodney Barry was born in Beaumont, Texas and after finishing high school and 8 years in the military decided to make a career for himself in the arts. He graduated from Al Collins Graphic Design School in 1993 and won the Founders Award...

Joel Valle – Writer

Joel Valle – Writer

Joel Valle - Writer Joel Valle went to the New York Film Academy and also has a Degree in Quality Control in Management. Having knowledge on filmmaking and business has given him insights on how to approach independent filmmaking from an entrepreneurial standpoint. He...

Past Sponsors, Volunteers and Contributors

Austin School of Film, Guy Goldstein (Writer Duet), Aslan Hollier (Actor, Screenwriter), Audrey McGuire (Editor, Producer), Grizzly Moose (Screenwriter), Tim Griggs (Composer), Kathryn Danforth (Actress), Caesar Morales (Hospitality Team), Timothy Brummett (Writer’s Critique Group Coordinator), Leina Cochrane (Web Promotions), Don R. (Wordsmiths Manager), David Pencil (Hospitality Director), Bryan Lane, Jay Bratcher, Robert Murphy, Val Gameiro of Ideal Scene Productions, Rodney Barry, Dale Kennemer of Austin All Arts, Jeffrey Buras, Dan’l Terry, Marc Tucker, Alan Freeling, Bragitta, Bryan Lane, Dusty Oakley, Hannah Morgan, Kate Cleary, Kathy Swift, Leina Cochrane, Leng Wong, Mario Martinez, Marjorie Eber of GreenSet, Monica Smith of Juju Foto Factory, Phil Curry, Richard Hererra, Laurent Dupepe, Joe Handley, Amy Tekell and Ryan Mozek of Placid Sound, Bryan Lane and Kate Cleary of Austin City Limitless Productions, Rita Sharon, Stephanie Harrison of AfterParty Productions, Rachel Stivers, Humblebee Media, Brian Morgan of Missing Shoe Films, Jeffrey Buras (Cinematographer), Philip Hardage (Assistant Director), Zeb Eckles, Marjorie Eber (GreenSet), Eva Radke, Lauren Selman, Ken Rector (IATSE), Leah Weinberger of Edgen Media, Laurent Dupepe, Clint Watson, Joel Valle, Robert Arjet.

Venue Sponsors

Batch Coffee, The Mister Tramps, Taco More on Riverside, Opal Divine’s Penn Field, Brass House Tavern, Maggie Mae’s on 6th, BLUE Theatre & Jenny Gravenstein, Austin’s Pizza on South Lamar, Waterloo Ice House on Burnet, Joe’s Crab Shack on Riverside in Austin, Stompin’ Grounds North, Stompin’ Grounds South, Artz Rib House, Dave and Buster’s, Austin’s Pizza on Guadalupe, Sherlock’s Pub, The Iron Cactus, Green Mesquite Even our members have opened their homes to us. Thank you! Beky Hayes, Kathy Swift, Louis Weyrich of Shades of Strange.

Filmmakers at meeting at Austin's Pizza

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