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Road To Austin Airs Nationally on PBS

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We were very excited when the local Austin, Texas affiliate of PBS (KLRU) asked to include a 60-minute edited version of Road To Austin in their programming. We considered that other Texas PBS affiliate stations would also pick it up for broadcast. We are now excited to announce, (and are beyond grateful) that since RTA first aired in January 2016, it has now been broadcast over 200 times on over 100 affiliate PBS stations nationally. This number will continue to climb and expand as more PBS affiliates (there are over 300) include RTA into their programming as our ratings continue to increase.

If you are interested in seeing the broadcast go to your local PBS station affiliates website and type in Road To Austin into their programming search tab. If by chance you do not see the title send them an email on their contact page and request them to air Road To Austin!

You can buy the full 37-performance, 3.5 hour DVD/Blu-ray at www.rtafilm.com

See Ya'll Down The Road....

Gary Fortin

Writer/Director/Producer

"Road To Austin" Premieres on PBS 1/15/2016

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We just got the news that RTA will premiere on January 15, 2016 at 9:30pm Central. The 60-minute edited version will feature 8-songs from the 37-performance, 3.5-hour feature film. The schedule places RTA directly after broadcast of Willie Nelson receiving the Gershwin Award, and directly before Austin City Limits. Big Thanks to the entire FORMAX Group team for their efforts - with special thanks to Molly McDermott (Editor), Tom Davis (Audio), Kevin Connor (Narrator). Also thanks to our underwriters for this production - Texan Theatre in Greenville Texas, and Strange Brew Lounge Side Music Venue.

The PBS edit will continue to roll out nationally....stay tuned for more markets and times!

See Ya Down The Road,

Gary Fortin

Director/Writer/Producer

Road To Austin will air on PBS in 2016

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We are excited to announce that a 60-minute edited version of Road To Austin will be airing on PBS starting in January of 2016. We would like to thank our sponsor station KLRU in Austin, Texas for helping facilitate this opportunity. We will post the broadcast schedule and which markets will be offering the content in the next few weeks. Big kudos to Molly McDermott editor savant for her patience and talent as we created this 1-hour special from the long format film.

We will keep you posted as the schedule unfolds!

See ya down the road,

Gary Fortin

Writer/Director/Producer

Road To Austin in Europe

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We are pleased to announce that "Road To Austin" DVDs and Blu-ray disks are available throughout Europe. Blue Rose Records will be the official distribution partner for all of Europe starting in November 2015. Holiday gift giving in Europe just got a little easier this year...give the gift of music and once-in-a-lifetime performances!!

Happy Holidays,

Gary Fortin

Writer/Director/Producer

"Road To Austin" DVDs & Blu-ray disks available at retail locations in Austin

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We received the first shipment from the manufacturer on 12/12 and have had a dedicated team stuffing envelopes and boxes with everyone's orders that have come in from the website and Indiegogo orders! The film is now available for retail purchase at the following locations in Austin.

WATERLOO RECORDS

THREADGILLS

SAXON PUB

STARANGE BREW COFFEE SHOP

RAE COSMETICS

ARMADILLO CHRISTMAS BAZZAR

THE ROOST

 They make great Holiday Gifts!

 

See Ya Down The Road...

Gary Fortin

Writer/Director/Producer

Road To Austin To Screen in Greenville, Texas At the TEXAN Theatre With Band

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This will be a magical night! We will screen the film at the newly restored historic Texan Theatre in Greenville, Texas. 120 very luck guests will be served a four-course meal, watch the film, and then be mesmerized by an all-star cast of musicians, many of which were in the film - including:

Carolyn Wonderland     Malford Milligan      

Suzanna Choffel      

Jeff Plankenhorn     John Gaar

Jane Ellen Bryant    

Yoggie Musgrove        Brian Mendes

This will also serve as a fundraiser for the Artist Wellness Program! We will have physical copies of the DVDs & Blu-ray disks for sale of the film along with many other very cool film related items - Perfect holiday gifts!

See Ya Down the Road.....

Gary Fortin

Writer/Director/Producer

Road To Austin To Screen at GSD&M in Austin on December 4, 2014

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We will be screening the film at GSD&M on Thursday, December 4th at 4pm for the employees and at 6pm for the public. The screening room only holds 55 people so it is "first come, first serve" in regards to getting a seat. Z-Tequila has graciously agreed to serve free drinks during the Director's reception before each screening! 

See ya down the road...

Gary Fortin

Writer/Director/Producer

Road To Austin DVD & Blu-ray Is Now Available To Purchase

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It has been a long road to get here, but we are proud to announce that the film is now available for purchase on DVD and Blu-ray disk!  We will be receiving the first shipment of the limited edition combo pack (both Blu-ray and DVD) that has special packaging and bonus features the week of December 5th.

100% of the proceeds from sales will go to launch the Stephen Bruton namesake "Artist Wellness Program" (www.artistwp.org for more info).

To pre-order your copy of the film and to view numerous other cool products associated with the film visit the store at www.rtafilm.com.

These make for very cool Holiday gifts and will be delivered in time to put under the tree!

 

See ya down the road...

Gary Fortin

Writer/Director/Producer

Lone Star Film Festival

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Road To Austin will be having it's Fort Worth premiere on Thursday, November 6th at 7pm. We are very excited to bring the film to Stephen Bruton's hometown! This will be the last official film festival screening before the film is released to DVD and Blu-ray disk later in November.

We hope to see you in Fort Worth!

http://www.lonestarfilmfestival.com

See Ya Down The Road...

Gary Fortin

Writer/Director/Producer

Indie GoGo Campaign - We Need Your Help!

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Ok, folks this is the final push to release the "Road To Austin" to Blu-Ray/DVD Disk for the holidays! Here is a link to our IndieGoGo campaign where you can pre-order your limited edition copy of RTA! We definitely need your help in reaching our funding goals to pay for the publishing and manufacture of the actual disk...please help us out, even if its only to share this request with all your friends - Thank You!
http://igg.me/at/RTAfund/x/8510750

Marchesa Theatre screening in ATX

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Well....since we had to turn away almost 65 people the last time we screened the film here in Austin, we have decided to do it one more time! On Saturday, September 27, 2014 we will have another gathering of 280 folks who want to see the film.

Cocktail reception is from 7-8pm

Film starts at 8pm-9:15pm

Q&A with Director for 20 minutes following the film!

If you want to come to the screening, we suggest getting your tickets in advance at: 

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7DNFSXWJZFE4Y

 

See ya Down the Road!

 

Gary Fortin

writer/director/producer

 

VIVA-TERLINGUA FEST

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The Road To Austin seems to be stretching all over the place these days and on August 14-17 we are heading back out to Big Bend! Viva-Terlingua Fest is a 4-day event filled with music, photography, and film!  We will be screening the film again out at the beautiful Lajitas resort and look forward to seeing all our West Texas friends and supporters!  Go to www.viva-terlingua.com for more info!

See Ya Down The Road...

Gary Fortin

Writer/Director/Producer

Austin Screening July

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Well, The Austin film screening of "Road To Austin" was quite the evening! On July 18th, we had a sold-out capacity crowd (280 people) that was the most enthusiastic and responsive audience yet! Big thanks to the folks at the Austin Film Society for having us at their Marchesa Theatre, we hope to return in the near future!  We have been inundated with hundreds of requests for another Austin screening and we are looking at that possibility now.  The production team is still diligently at work finalizing the project for Blu-ray release and we hope to have it on the shelves for the holiday season.  We were hoping to have it done and released by Spring and that proved to be impossible!  Our last hurdle is to raise the final publishing/clearances money needed, and then it's off to manufacture!

See You Down The Road!

Gary Fortin

Writer/Director/Producer

Austin Film Society Screening in July

gary fortin

We are excited to show the film back in Austin, Texas! Back during our World Premiere at SXSW we had a capacity crowd of 650 people see the film and that was awesome! What was not so awesome is that well over 200 people who came to see the film could not get in...

Well, on July 18th we will be showing the film again in Austin in collaboration with the Austin Film Society. The film will be shown at the Marchesa Theatre on Friday - July 18th at 8pm. The theatre hold about 260 people and the tickets are already selling fast! I suggest going to the this link if you would like to attend: https://www.austinfilm.org/premieres--special-events/film-road-to-austin

See ya down the road,

Gary Fortin

Writer/Director/Producer

Lajitas Screening

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The film screening in Lajitas (Big Bend) was a magical night! Big thanks are in order to Trevor Hickle and his wife Nola for hosting such a fun night of watching the film and visiting with new and old friends!  It ceases to amaze me that regardless of where I go and show this film, someone is bound to approach me after the film with teary eyes and tell me a heartfelt story of Stephen Bruton...Lajitas was no exception!  It is safe to say that if you refer to Lajitas being out in the middle of "Nowhere", nobody will argue with you! Here you measure your distance to Mexico in feet not miles! There were a few people that happened to be taking a West Texas vacation in Marfa that drove 2.5 hours just to see the film and get a last glimpse of that infamous "Bruton Smile" which is readily available in the film!  Looks like I will be headed back out to Big Bend in August with the film...I have been invited to screen at Viva Terlingua Film Festival August 14-17. I sure do love the majesty of the high desert!

See ya down the road,

Gary Fortin

Writer/Producer/Director

Fundraiser and Private Film Screening in Midland, Texas

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Well, looks like the "Road To Austin" is about to stretch out to West Texas this month! FORMAX Group's long standing Amiga and production team member Haili Brown has gathered up some of Midland's music lovers and patrons of the arts for a private screening and AWP fundraiser scheduled for Tuesday - May 20th at the Cinergy Theatre. Hope to see ya'll there!!

Austin Film Society Screening

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We just confirmed a film screening of "Road To Austin" for July 18, 2014 at the Marchesa Theatre here in Austin, Texas! The Austin Film Society has asked us to come and present the Stephen Bruton namesake Artist Wellness Program and to show the film. The theatre holds 280 people and has ample room for a reception. I am sure we will have many of the local Cast in attendance and I hope you can join us too!

See you down the Road,

Gary Fortin

Director/Writer/Producer

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Dallas International Film Festival 2014

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Well, DIFF starts tomorrow and the RTA team is heading up to Dallas on Friday to walk the red carpet! We are looking forward to premiering "Road To Austin" to all our supporters up in the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex. We will be screening the film twice during the festival - Saturday 4/5 and Monday 4/7, both screenings will be at 4:30pm.

The RTA publicity team has been very busy setting up all the interview requests and we are looking forward to telling the story of the making of the film and the Stephen Bruton namesake "Artist Wellness Program"!!

If you plan on attending the Dallas film screenings please be sure to say hello!

I'll see you down the road!

Gary Fortin

Director/Writer/Producer