The Show! Austin | Charlie Hodge

   Born on the very day that Baby Jessica’s parents conceived the very baby that fell down that very well all those years later. Also…Charlie Hodge, formerly one-third of the morning radio trio on The Dudley and Bob Show, has launched his own four-hour midday program featuring his brand of idiosyncratic comedy (complete with impressions of notable local figures George W. Bush, the Whataburger dude, and the Lockhart sausage – yes, he impersonates a sausage) mixed with tried and true rock & roll standards. Hodge was previously anchoring an hourlong noon show by himself but this year has taken on a sidekick, veteran Austin comedian Matt Sadler, who reins Hodge in and keeps his comedy on track. Given the synergy created by this teaming, it’s no wonder our readers have pegged Hodge as the best radio chatter in Austin.
   Nidhi Reddy just earned her cegree in Radio-TV-Film and Mathematics, specialising in Digital Arts & Media, at the University of Texas, USA where she created The Yellow Wallpaper. The film has won several prizes at the university.The Yellow Wallpaper will be screened at The Show! and Nidhi will chat with Charlie one what inspired her to make the short and her plans for the future as a filmmaker.  Based on the short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Reddy’s eponymous animation expressively captures the intersection between gender and mental health.
   ANTON DIETHER is the writer of the Hallmark TV miniseries Moby Dick, the highest-rated long-form show in basic cable history for 14 years, nominated for five Emmys and two Golden Globe Awards; ABC-TV miniseries Cleopatra; and Hallmark miniseries Stranded.  Anton developed Beauty and the Beast for Fox, Land of Oz for Disney, Gold Fever for Phoenix Pictures, Operation Greylord for Showtime, Lost At Sea for TNT with Patrick Swayze and Nicholas Meyer attached; currently The Gang of Dreams TV miniseries for Little Studio Films, The Revolt for Revolt Prods. and Taj Mahal for Threshold Ent., to be filmed in 2014.
   Christopher Robert Cargill is an internet film critic, novelist and screenwriter better known under the pseudonym Massawyrm from Ain’t It Cool News and former podcast persona Carlyle on, a veteran member on the site.  In the meantime he appeared on countless podcasts, webshows and in the occasional local film. During a fateful drunken night in Vegas, Cargill pitched the idea for the film SINISTER to friend and director Scott Derrickson, resulting in both the film and a screenwriting partnership between the two. When not writing films with Derrickson, Cargill spends his time writing novels and painting miniatures.
  Anne S. Lewis is an Austin-based filmmaker and writer. Some vacation. which won a Jury Award at SXSW (2014) is her sixth short film, her fourth animated short. A fascination with comedic first-person story-telling (and film titles with the word “vacation” in them) resulted in her first animated short, Separate Vacations (2007) which went on to win many festival awards and also appeared on the Texas PBS independent film series, THE TERRITORY. Her other animated shorts, Tough Crowd (2010) and Dogs on the Couch (2009) have also screened widely. For some deep-seated, unknowable reason, all of her films revolve around either the vagaries of family or dog ownership.
When she’s not making films, she’s writing about them and other cultural matters for publications like The Wall Street Journal and The Austin Chronicle. In a prior life, she was a lawyer.
Owen Egerton is an author, performer, and screenwriter. His works include the short story collection How Best to Avoid Dying, the Zach Scott produced play The Other Side of Sleep and several screenplays. As a screenwriter he has written for Warner Brothers, Fox, Disney and many others. He and his partners’ screenplay Bobbie Sue was ranked on the 2008 Blacklist before selling to Warner Brothers. A new paperback edition of his novel The Book of Harold, the Illegitimate Son of God will be released in 2012 by Soft Skull Press. Egerton has been honored as one of Austin’s top comic performers and voted Austin’s favorite author in 2007, 2008 and 2010 by the readers of the Austin Chronicle.Owen will screen his short film Follow, about one man’s dangerous challenge to open a gift by his wife (starring local actor Jonny Mars), at The Show! Austin. Egerton based the film on a short story from his 2007 collection How Best to Avoid Dying.

Egerton and producer Seth Caplan are currently raising production funds for a feature-length version of Follow.