LA native. Self-taught. The set was my film school.
Interesting that you say the talent/actors are plentiful. One of the main reasons I've not relocated yet from Los Angeles is because I've found the film talent pool in LA far superior to anywhere else. If good actors in Los Angeles and NY knew that there were more productions they could be working on in Austin I'd encourage them to move there. Is there an actor database in Austin that's you've found success in?