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Full Gore Press – Austin Chronicle

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Full Gore Press – Austin Chronicle

Austin Chronicle December 24, 2011, Cover and Feature, “Full Gore Press”  “In the Austin of here and now, with (relatively) inexpensive gear readily available to anyone with the means to snatch up a camera and point it at a squib-laden deadite, it’s easier than ever to shoot/chop/rock your own dark dream. Add to that the hyperliterate world of genre cinephiles fostered by what has increasingly become a nearly year-round film festival schedule and the presence of core gore special-effects crews like Hawgfly Productions Inc., edutopian idealists like the Austin School of Film, and, yes, the undeniably influential, genre-edifying Alamo Drafthouse (and the...

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Interview with Makeup and Special Effects Artist Meredith Johns of Hawgfly Productions, Inc.

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Interview with Makeup and Special Effects Artist Meredith Johns of Hawgfly Productions, Inc.

Yahoo! Movies Online, March 4, 2011 Meredith Johns is a makeup and special effects artist who has worked on such films as “True Grit” and “Machete.” She was recently nominated for an Emmy for her work on “Temple Grandin.” What was it that inspired you to go into makeup and special effects? I grew up sculpting and painting in a family full of artists, and I love watching movies. My favorites have always been horror and sci-fi films . I think I am most inspired by the work of makeup legend Dick Smith. When I worked on my first film, a zombie movie, I fell in love with the business. I originally volunteered for the film to try something...

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From zombies to True Grit, graduate has found her calling

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From zombies to True Grit, graduate has found her calling

Texas State University Blog, January 25, 2011 Meredith Johns sums up working on the movie True Grit in one word: Amazing. And it’s not just because the Western was nominated for 10 Academy Awards on Tuesday. Johns, who graduated from Texas State in 2002, worked as a makeup artist on True Grit during shooting in Central Texas. It’s another credit in a booming career that has taken her from volunteering on a zombie movie to coordinating special effects for Robert Rodriguez’s Machete. Read the rest of the article:...

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‘True Grit’ helps lure Texas-sized jobs

Posted by on Dec 22, 2010 in press | Comments Off on ‘True Grit’ helps lure Texas-sized jobs

‘True Grit’ helps lure Texas-sized jobs

KXAN News Interview, December 22, 2010 AUSTIN (KXAN) – The newly released feature film “True Grit” is one of several movies shot in Central Texas, which have helped Texas film production crews earn more money this year than any other. So far this year, production crews have earned $21 million. That’s more than the previous three years combined with $7.4 million in 2008, $4.9 million in 2008 and $8.3 million in 2009. More than half of all that money was earned right here in Central Texas. Film industry workers said the increase is mainly due to the incentives passed in the Texas Legislature . The increasing amount of film incentives have lured...

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Bloody Business

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Bloody Business

Rare Magazine, September 2008, “Bloody Business,” page 40-41: http://issuu.com/raremagazine/docs/september2008

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Hawgfly in various articles

Posted by on Sep 21, 2006 in press | Comments Off on Hawgfly in various articles

Chainsaw Mafia – Visceral Women Interview, 2009 Austin Monthly Magazine, October 2008 P.O.V. Journal, Spring 2006 (Austin Film Society), “Tips from the Gore Girls”

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