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Paul Alvarado-Dykstra

Paul co-founded Fantastic Fest, and has worked with Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, Emmy-nominated producer Scott Carter, and Oscar-nominated documentarian Frances Reid in development and/or production. As producer, current projects in development include an animated feature film adaptation of Tad Williams’ best-selling fantasy-adventure novel TAILCHASER'S SONG; an animated sci-fi series with Japan’s Studio Gonzo; and (as both EP and co-writer) a live-action suspense thriller with Action Films, Inc., the new genre banner associated with Neal Moritz’s Original Film.

Previously, Paul produced the viral “Will Kitty Play With It?” web series for Purina Friskies, and is responsible for “the best cross-marketing campaign of all time” (according to EliteDaily) — putting Grumpy Cat on the Game of Thrones Iron Throne at SXSW. Additionally, he has worked on projects for Sony, New Line, Comedy Central, HBO, MTV, and XM Satellite Radio, served on the boards of the Texas Motion Picture Alliance, the Film Texas Fund, the Austin chapter of the American Advertising Federation, and Austin’s Hyde Park Theatre, and guest lectured for St. Edward's University's Digital MBA program. He also frequently consults on films, and can intermittently be found on Twitter @robogeek.

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