AUSTIN (KXAN) - Friends and family of an Austin man killed in a house fire are getting together in his honor.
Investigators say Andrew Dallas was trapped inside of his burning home on Kellies Farm Lane; just days before Christmas.
Family and friends say Andrew Dallas had a passion for two things; movies and life.
"He had a tremendous personality," said Bob Dallas, Andrew's uncle. "He was a very outgoing individual and he had a zest for life."
On December 20th, investigators say Andrew was trapped on the second floor of his burning home. Three other people were also inside the house, but made it out safely.
"It's been really tough," said Bob Dallas. "It's a roller coaster ride luckily all the brothers and sisters were able to come around and we were able to deflect some of the pain."
Producers of the film Austin High decided to hold a movie screening at the downtown Alamo Drafthouse with proceeds going towards a memorial in Andrews honor.
Andrew Dallas starred in and helped produced the film Austin High. So once the news spread to his cast-mates they sprang into action. They also decided to sell t-shirts and DVDs; trying to do anything to help ease the pain.
"He just became really endearing to the casting crew," said Mike Wilson, a producer of the movie. "This guy was way to special to not remember. He did have a very promising and budding career here in the Austin film community. We miss him already."
And on the first day of a new year, family and friends say they're making sure his legacy is never forgotten.
"Andrew died at a very young age," said Bob Dallas. "That's not the book of life, parents aren't supposed to bury their young. If I had one thing to say to the parents, hug your kids, kiss them longer, and don't forget to tell them every chance you get that you love them."
Andrews memorial will be held on January 3rd. For more information click here.