Who We Are
Kirk and Sam have always had active roles in the community and consider service to others a responsibility. When the two film projects they were collaborating on were affected by the Coronavirus, they put their heads together to create the COVID Crusades.
The project is intended to document this important time in our history, raise money to help those in need, and give to organizations that are helping bring the threat to an end.
This is a not-for-profit passion project for Sam and Kirk and the volunteer crew that will be part of the COVID Crusades team.
After a career in the business world, Kirk sold his real estate appraisal firm in Dallas, Texas in 2008 and retired to pursue his dream. He began to invest in film projects with a documentarian friend in Los Angeles and became connected to a creative world he had always known was his calling in life. After moving to Austin in 2018, he walked away from his ESPN radio show in Dallas in 2019 to focus on podcasting, writing and producing his first film projects. In 2020, pre-production was underway for two film projects when the Coronavirus pandemic invaded causing both productions to be put on hold.
Sam is a lifelong resident of Austin with 13 acting roles to his credit, including the Coen Brothers production The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and a co-starring role in the Academy Award nominated film by Austin’s Richard Linklater, Boyhood. He is actively involved with music production in Austin and had a song included in the score of the movie Boyhood. He is now venturing into the podcast world, as well as writing and producing film and documentary projects. The two film projects Sam was scheduled to begin in 2020 have been put on hold indefinitely by the Coronavirus.