Shakey Graves surprises students at Austin High

Principal Taylor asked Shakey Graves to stop by for a “secret show” as a way to reward students with perfect attendance and to keep them from skipping class to attend the ACL show. Shakey Graves, (who attended AHS between 9th and 11th grade), mixed blues, country and rock and roll in what was and electric performance that engaged the entire audience. Afterwards he greeted his former teachers and granted interviews to The Maroon and KAHS News.

Austin Film Fest

On Friday, October 14th we attended the Austin Film Festival and Screenwriting Conference. The day was filled with panel discussions related to screenwriting and the evening was full of different films at various locations about town. The festival runs throughout the weekend and the following week. Emily Potter presented “The Archer Hadley Story” to festival goers, and participated in a Q&A following the screening. The film was an official selection in the student documentary category, but did not win any awards.


The school district hired me to help produce this year’s convocation video alongside Oscar Palomo and his staff at AISD Channel 22. It was a great opportunity to bring on a few members of the team to help out and gain some experience outside of the classroom. Big thanks to Ben Root, Khunal Parkash, Jonathan Cardiel and Mielle Peña for helping us make it happen!