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AMD and Microsoft Toast Austin Filmmakers

AMD and Microsoft Toast Austin Filmmakers

On Thursday night, AMD and Microsoft co-hosted a special party at downtown club Oslo, with the Austin Film Society. The goal? To celebrate Austin filmmakers, have some drinks/food, and give away some special prizes…

(Local filmmaker Robert Rodriguez – a proud customer of both AMD and Microsoft – addresses the gathering of several dozen indie filmmakers, chatting about his experience with new technology. The presentation included a behind-the-scenes look at Sin City, as well as free DVDs of both that, and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl. Rodriguez shared that his next feature, a co-directing project with Quentin Tarantino called Grindhouse, will have him working as cinematographer on Tarantino’s portion.)

(Director/editor/professor Scott Rice, center, won a brand-new keyboard at the party. He’s flanked by AMD’s Charlie Boswell, left, and Microsoft’s Mike Bayman, right.)

(Winner of the big prize, a tricked-out new laptop, was prolific Austin filmmaker Bob Ray. Bob, left, is in post-production on the documentary, Hell on Wheels. Here he is at the party, with stuntman and Dust To Glory producer Mike “Mouse” McCoy. McCoy also spoke to the local filmmakers, sharing his experience making the Dana Brown motorcycle documentary.)

(Hanging at the bar during the party is Cassidy Kids co-writer and co-producer Bryan Poyser, left, and Austin Studios chief Suzanne Quinn.)

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