His son's middle name is Gunnar, named after original Leatherface actor, Gunnar Hansen, from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre". His daughter's first name is Penelope (or Penny), named after Pennywise the Clown from Stephen King's "IT".
Budro's daughter, Penny, was born on a Friday the 13th. To commemorate the occasion, he got a tattoo of Hello Kitty wearing the signature Jason mask, complete with bloody machete.
Is an avid dvd collector with over 1,350 titles in his collection, with a majority of them being horror. He once ripped out a walk-in closet and built custom shelving to convert it into a dvd library.
His favorite band is The Misfits. He has the band's signature logo, the Crimson Ghost, tattooed on his right forearm. After a show at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX, the band's co-founder and bassist, Jerry Only, autographed his name right above the tattoo. Budro went straight to a tattoo shop from the show and got the autograph tattooed over.
Has a tattoo of Bela Lugosi on his left forearm.
Collects reprints of EC Comics horror titles from the 1950's including "Tales From The Crypt", "The Vault of Horror" and "The Haunt of Fear".
Made his first film at 14 years old with friends for a creative writing class in high school. It was the only film in the class that had a music score soundtrack, title cards and was edited completely in-camera with a vhs camcorder.
Directed, shot and edited the music video, "See Aloud" by The Barebones Orchestra.
His nickname, "Budro", is a modified version of the Cajun name "Boudreaux".
Every year for Halloween, he displays a full size zombie in his front yard. His daughter affectionately named the zombie, Miguel, after a boy in her class.
Is a Chicago Cubs fan. He proposed to his wife, Monica, on Wrigley Field.
Awards include: 2018 San Antonio Horrific Film Fest- "Hi, Penny". WINNER "Best Short", Nominee "Best Editing", Nominee "Best Cinematography", Nominee "Best Actress", Nominee "Best Producer", Nominee "Best Director" . 2018 Lone Star Emmy Nomination (Arts/Entertainment-Program/Special). 2018 Bronze Telly Award (TV Entertainment), 2018 AWM Nominee (Best Producer), 2018 Max Award Nominee (Best TV Ad-Travisso), 2017 Bronze Telly Award (TV Commercial), 2017 AWM Winner (Best Producer), 2017 AWM Winner (Best Visual TV Spot), 2016 Bronze Telly Award (Not-for-Profit), 2016 Bronze Telly Award (Video - Safety), 2016 AWM Winner (Best Producer), 2015 Austin Ad Fed Big Wig Nominee, 2015 AWM Winner (Best Producer), 2015 AWM Nominee (Best Visual TV Spot), 2015 AWM Nominee (Best TV PSA), 2014 AWM Winner (Best Producer), 2014 Austin Ad Fed Big Wig Nominee, 2013 Bronze Telly Award, 2013 AWM Nominee (Best Producer), 2013 AWM Nominee (Best Visual TV Spot), 2012 Gold Hermes Creative Award, 2012 AWM Nominee (Best Producer), 2011 Gold Marcom Award, 2011 Gold Hermes Creative Award, 2011 AWM Nominee (Best Producer), 2011 AWM Nominee (Best TV Spot), 2010 Platinum Ava Award, 2010 Silver Davey Award, 2010 Bronze Telly Award, 2010 Gold Hermes Award, 2010 AWRT Nominee (Best Producer), 2010 AWRT Nominee (Best TV Spot), 2009 Bronze Telly Award, 2008 AWRT Award (Best TV Spot), 2007 Gold AVA Award, 2007 AWRT Nomination (Best TV Spot), (4) Time Warner Cable Constellation Awards between 2000-2004, 1999 KVEO-TV Production Employee of the Year Award