Volunteer Profile: Gary Howe

Photographers Robert Bushway and Gary Howe pose during TCFF 2013City Commissioner Gary Howe is a volunteer photographer who’s been taking some of the festival’s most iconic pictures since day one (yes, all the amazing photos you see on our website and in our program are taken by our incredible volunteers!) A jack-of-all-trades, he’s also helped with social media, curating our amazing Flickr feed, and keeping the streets clean!


What’s the best part about volunteering for the festival?

Volunteering puts you in the mix and is a fun and interesting way to participate in the week. The volunteers are some of the best people you’ll ever meet, so the friendships created during the week are really special.

Photo by Gary Howe

Photo by Gary Howe

What is a movie that changed you?

“Beasts of a Southern Wild”

What advice would you give to new volunteers?

Stay flexible. Be useful. Help make it a great festival.

What’s your favorite movie snack?

I can devour a bag of Reece’s Pieces before the first line is uttered.

Photo by Gary Howe

Photo by Gary Howe

What is a must-do for a newbie at the TCFF?

Get a ticket for a Movie on a Boat. It’s a unique experience. 

Volunteers are the true superstars and superheroes of the festival. When their powers and talents combine, we are able to put on a festival unrivaled for its friendliness and hospitality. Get to know more about these impressive incognitos, read their insider tips, and consider joining our volunteer family.