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————-From the 2012 Festival—————–

We are over the moon with excitement as we announce this year’s Lights. Camera. Help. nonprofit film festival keynote speaker!

Drum Roll . . . Wait for it . . .


Yes, Ladies and Gents, it’s none other than Austin’s own celebrated writer, filmmaker, actor, musician; the fabulous Mr. Turk Pipkin.

Turk and his wife, Christy, are the co-founders of the internationally recognized, philanthropic powerhouse of an organization known as The Nobelity Project.

In his no doubt illustrious keynote address, Turk will discuss how The Nobelity Project has for seven years harnessed the power and glory of film to create life-changing programs for people from around the world; people who need the support of those of us lucky enough to be able to give it!

The Nobelity Project has made quite a name for itself, so we’re honored that its founder is taking time out of his insane travel schedule to share some of his knowledge, wisdom and experience in using film to make an impact. After Turk finishes dazzling us, we’ll give you the opportunity to ask him some insightful questions; because after all, if you’re sitting in our audience, we know you’re a wickedly insightful human being!

Following our time with Turk, Lights. Camera. Help. will premiere the organization’s new short film, “Let There Be Sight”, which tells the incredibly hopeful story of The Nobelity Project’s partnership with The Seva Foundation, an eyesight surgical camp in Nepal.

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About Turk Pipkin
Writer and filmmaker Turk Pipkin is the founder of The Nobelity Project ( and the director of the organization’s three feature documentaries about global problems and solutions. His latest film, Building Hope, tells the story of The Nobelity Project’s partnership with a rural Kenyan community to build the area’s first high school, and was the Lone Star Audience Award Winner at SXSW Film Fest. Turk is also the author of ten works of fiction and nonfiction, including the NY Times bestseller, The Tao of Willie, co-authored with Willie Nelson.