Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Film SA

From Mexico With Love

Director of Photography (in the black shirt) Ted Chu ("Bewitched", "Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles") lines up a shot for the 35mm feature film "From Mexico With Love", which started filming this week in San Antonio. The film stars Kuno Becker and Bruce McGill, and follows the story of an illegal migrant worker who finds victory in the boxing ring. Filming will continue for four weeks in the San Antonio area.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Film SA

R.I.P. Sven Nykvist

Legendary cinematographer Sven Nykvist died Wednesday at age 83. His work inspired me as a young film student, and my thanks to him for photographing Texas so beautifully in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape", one of my first feature films as a location coordinator with the Texas Film Commission back in 1992.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Film SA

Jackie Earle Haley

Local director Jackie Earl Haley returns to his acting roots in two upcoming features - "All The King's Men" and "Little Children". Above, a still from the trailer of "All The King's Men". Congrats Jackie, we can't wait to see you on the big screen again.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Film SA

"Clemente" Nearing Completion

Pablo Veliz has wrapped his next feature "CLEMENTE" and is still editing. He did get a cut sent off to Sundance for the first deadline. We should have a sneak preview soon...

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Film SA

RIP Ann Richards

We awoke this morning to the news that Governor Ann Richards had passed away. I had the privelege of working in her office from 1991-92 as a location coordinator for the Texas Film Commission. Her support for the film industry was critical at a time when Texas production was seriously growing. We will miss her.