2016 Schedule

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

The Archer Hadley Story

Saturday, March 19
11:15AM - 12:55PM

Satellite Venue: Marchesa
6226 Middle Fiskville Rd


Hashtags: #sxsw #WheelchairChallenge #ArcherHadleyStory

Archer Hadley is a senior at Austin High School who notices an issue that many people take for granted, there are no automatic doors at his school. Archer has cerebral palsy and has been in a wheelchair since he was a child because of his disability, so the school not having automatic doors makes it harder for him to move around and be independent. So instead of complaining about it, like most teenagers, Archer decides to take matters into his own hands.

Section: Texas High School Shorts Competition
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 3min

Director: Ben Root, Alex Treviño

Executive Producer: Gilberto Garcia

Producer: Ben Root, Emily Potter

Cinematographer: Khunal Parkash

Editor: Ben Root, Emily Potter

Additional Credits: Production Sound: Emily Quinn Potter, Key Grip: Keirra Ewah

Principal Cast: Archer Hadley, Nicole Griffith, Curt Shaw, Barbra Laughlin, Greg Abbott


Ben Root is a young filmmaker from Austin, Texas. He has directed and produced several films during his time at Austin High School. Alex Treviño is an up and coming young filmmaker also from Austin, Texas. He is a senior at Austin High School and hopes to pursue film as a career after he graduates.

Public Film Contact
Emily Quinn Potter
Austin High School Media Arts
(512) 550-4883

Publicity Contact
Emily Potter



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