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Distilling Dreams

  • Laura Creecy, Director/Producer
  • Tony Lopez-Cepero, Producer

Three Caucasian male are smiling at the camera with their arms interlocked.

About the Project

Family, dreamers, second chances, and the opening of the first whiskey distillery in Austin, TX since prohibition.

Distilling Dreams is an intimate feature length documentary about the people behind Still Austin Whiskey Company: Father and son Chris & Cleveland, married couples Andrew & Lisa, Joanna & Sal, along with distillers Kris, and Jason. It will reveal and humanize the private struggles each of us experience when we take giant risks at any stage in life. It embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship, and ultimately is about the pursuit of finding one’s own happiness in life.

The breakdown of nationalized industry, along with a growing emphasis on a local and sustainable food culture, is leading the way for a modern re-urbanization once again focused on the artisan business model. With no existing supply chain in central Texas for many of the types and amount of grains Still Austin need to produce their product, the team is building from the ground up, working with local universities, farmers, and urban gardeners to educate and convince their community about the regional importance of their Grain to Glass approach to whiskey making.

Sacrifice, risk, long hours, the film will follow Still Austin over 5 years from concept to opening their first barrel of aged product.