Thanks to my actor/producer friends, David Carbajal, VoyageDallas reached out and asked for a short interview about my career so far. So honored.
This was truly unexpected and a blessing. I came back to San Antonio in late 2014 and have worked for 5 years to make a name for myself. The fact that I was asked to join that exclusive circle was very moving. In a way, it has validated a lot of the hard work I put in to be a driving force in our film community. It’s official now.
This was the second showcase I’ve been able to curate for Kerry at Alamo City Studios. One that I’m particularly proud of because I was able to get a SAY Sí student of mine in (Quinn Wilson) and alumni (Grace Goen) in. We were even lucky enough to get Ian Eskander’s Star Wars flick in from LA, which is currently blowing up virally. We’ll be picking back up in the Summer with a whole round of new films by talented SA filmmakers.
Brought to you by: Alamo City Studios, 48 Hour Film Project, and the San Antonio Film Society.
7p - 7:30p: Meet and Greet
7:30p - 8p: Trailers
8p - 9:30p: Short Films + Q&A:
Sweet Vengeance - d. Quinn Wilson
Donnybrook - d. Seth Magaña
Retain - d. Grace Goen
Birth of a Monster: A Star Wars Story - Ian Eskander
Clean Blood - Fidel Ruiz-Healy
Radio Play! - d. Alex Ramirez
9:30p - 10:30p: Mix & Mingle
This was a picture I made back in 2014 before Disney’s live action version in 2017. Mostly inspired by love of horror video games like “Outlast.” All in all, a very solid enchanting little film. The poetry, which was originally written for the stage, is spoken marvelously by Claire. Originally a proof of concept for a much larger piece. Excited that a new audience welcomed it with open arms. Even more excited that both Fidel Ruiz-Healy and I got to stand up there with first place rankings at the end of the film slam. Great filmmaker.
What a year, all of which culminated to this distinction. And to learn that I would receive this on the same day that I premiere a new work (Rio Secado) in front of a San Antonio audience. The amount of people who voted for me is something I will never forget. Very much appreciated. I just hope I can keep making pictures truthfully and passionately.