Austin FC Collaboration

A video project focusing on the movement of the workers that support Austin FC and the Q2 Stadium. Partnering with E4Youth, a nonprofit that provides youth creative workforce development in Central Texas and Gensler, the architecture firm that designed the stadium, Forklift spent two months in residency with events services, facilities, and grounds workers at the Q2 stadium. Together, we choreographed and shot a video that shows the work that goes into getting the space match-ready from fixing chairs and setting up goals, electrical work and replacing lights, preparing the parking lot and welcoming fans, to taking care of the field’s live grass. The video aired at the last game of Austin FC’s inaugural season and on social media.

Co-Directors: Krissie Marty, Allison Orr, Stephen Pruitt
Choreographers: Arturo Hernandez, Francis Rodriguez

Performers from Austin FC:
Matt Bull, Event Services Staff
John Forst, Event Services Staff
Sydney Johnson, Event Services Staff
Merritt Moreau, Event Services Staff
Daylen Turk, Event Services Coordinator
Kathryn O’Neill, Event Services Manager
Nick Otte, Director, Event Services
Felix Avila, Q2 Stadium Engineer
Jose Bautista, Facilities Coordinator
Ryan Ray, Facilities Staff
Weston Appelfeller, Senior Director, Grounds
Luke Bentley, Q2 Stadium Assistant Groundskeeper
Rachael Cline, Assistant Groundskeeper, St. David’s Performance Center
Andrew Thompson, Groundskeeper, Q2 Stadium
Diego Lopez-Leon, Groundskeeping Staff
Geoffrey Richardson, Groundskeeping Staff
Jaret Lyttle, Groundskeeping Staff
Megan Lappe, Groundskeeping Staff
Mike Fogel, Director, Safety and Security

Cameras: Adam Eurich, Payton Ware, Ryan Conway, Damian Flores
Video Editor: Ryan Conway

Graham Reynolds, composer & keyboard
Josh Baca, accordion
Ephraim Owens, trumpet
Andre Hayward, trombone
Alexis Buffum, violin
Jeremy Bruch, drums

Special Thanks to Our Partners

Austin FC | E4 Youth | Gensler

This Project is Supported in Part By