This Day in Horror

14 October 2013

Twisted Tails Film Festival to Donate Funds to Steve Niles

In case you haven't heard, over the weekend TTFF friend and guest Steve Niles’ home in Austin was ravaged by a flood waters. While he, his fiancĂ© Monica and all of their beloved pets are okay, they’re home was not so lucky. There was significant damage to their home and as they do not have flood insurance, it is going to take a lot for them to rebuild. Steve has been a very outspoken proponent for women’s and animal rights and in the past he has worked tirelessly to help raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief. Now the time has come to help him.

Twisted Tails Film Festival will be donating 20% of all proceeds to Steve and Monica to help them during this time. 
Below is what happened in Steve’s own words:

Woke up at 6am to water rushing into the house. Already ankle deep by the time we saw it. We got as much as we could off the ground and tried to block but there wasn’t much we could do. The worst was trying to get to Gil. It was waist deep almost and strong enough to throw around logs. I reached him and he was submerged and freaking out. Don’t remember much more then lifting him and carrying him all the way back to the house. Looking back I can see how scary it was.

We are securing the house as much as we can and going through the damage. A scrapbook full of original art I’ve kept for 30 years is gone. A lot more.

Our friends Belinda and Steve are setting up a fund to help. I feel terrible about this but once things settle I’ll have to face up that we need help. I just wish I could catch my breath for 5 minutes and I can make my own money. Austin has had other ideas I guess.

We’ll keep you posted. We’re sort of trapped here for right now. Going to pack and move as much as we can before the next storm hits.

Thank you guys so much. Woke up at 6am to water rushing into the house. Already ankle deep by the time we saw it. We got as much as we could off the ground and tried to block but there wasn’t much we could do. The worst was trying to get to Gil. It was waist deep almost and strong enough to throw around logs. I reached him and he was submerged and freaking out. Don’t remember much more then lifting him and carrying him all the way back to the house. Looking back I can see how scary it was.

We are securing the house as much as we can and going through the damage. A scrapbook full of original art I’ve kept for 30 years is gone. A lot more.

Our friends Belinda and Steve are setting up a fund to help. I feel terrible about this but once things settle I’ll have to face up that we need help. I just wish I could catch my breath for 5 minutes and I can make my own money. Austin has had other ideas I guess.

We’ll keep you posted. We’re sort of trapped here for right now. Going to pack and move as much as we can before the next storm hits.

Thank you guys so much.

In addition to that, 80% of the proceeds from the festival will still be donated to Paws in the City, a no-kill animal shelter.

Twisted Tails Film Festival will be held December 6th – 8th at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, Texas.

Please visit www.twistedtailsfilmfestival.com for ticket information and show times.

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