2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Distance: A Tale of Hers, His and Your Choosing

Tuesday, March 15
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Ballroom C
531 E 4th St

There aren't two sides to this story. There are two stories. And because these stories live on the web, you can choose which to experience first.

As you watch HIS and HER episodes of “Distance”, a series about a long distance relationship told from two perspectives / directors, you’ll see the world of each individual as they weave in and out of each other’s lives. And all those times they’re together - you’ll see those as each individual character sees them - through the lens of their subjective reality.

We’ll discuss the process of shooting this series, and how the digital space allows for a unique storytelling experience that asks the audience to choose their own adventure.

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Alex Dobrenko at SXSW

Alex Dobrenko



Alex Dobrenko is the writer and creator of "Distance." He recently acted in "Krisha," which won the John Cassavettes Independent Spirit Award and SXSW 2015's Grand Jury and Audience Choice Awards b...

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Ashley Spillers


Ashley Rae Spillers is currently living and working in Los Angeles. A native Texan, Ashley spent many years in Austin where she first began acting in film. She has had the good fortune of working w...

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Carlyn Hudson



CARLYN HUDSON (writer/director) studied acting at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and finished her undergraduate film degree at the University of Texas at Austin. Since then, Carlyn has directed sho...

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Jack  Mayer at SXSW

Jack Mayer


Jack Lawrence Mayer (writer & director) is the co-writer and director of Single Long, a seven-episode HBO GO digital comedy. He is the co-creator of numerous web series, including L.A. Famous (2014...

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