Local film premiere to benefit star's memorial service



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Posted on December 31, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 1 at 5:25 PM

AUSTIN -- Friends describe Andrew Dallas as a positive person, always quick to make his fellow crew members laugh.

Ashley Adams, Andrew's friend since 10th grade, worked on a new film with him.

"He was incredibly optimistic everybody always described him as always having a smile on his face and that was incredibly true, he always did," said Adams.

He shared that sense of humor on the set of "Austin High," a film shot in Central Texas, and a tribute to keeping Austin weird. It was one of his last projects.

Dallas died Dec. 20 in a house fire on Kellies Farm Lane near Parmer and Mopac. Investigators say he was trapped on the second floor of the home. Three other people inside made it out safely.

The producers of "Austin High" will screen it at the Alamo Ritz on New Year's Day. All proceeds will help the Dallas family pay for his memorial expenses.

"It feels good to be able to offer people who really need it a little bit of a break from their grieving a time to get together and laugh and remember in a different way and do something good at the same time," said Adams.

A chance to remember an up and coming star in the Austin film community.

The screening is at 7 p.m. Jan. 1 at the Alamo Ritz on 6th Street. For more information click here.