Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Film SA


Juan Farias is one of the artists featured in AS LONG AS I REMEMBER: AMERICAN VETERANOS. Documentary filmmaker and artist Laura Varela's LPB-funded feature documentary is now heavy into post-production. Read her blog and see the trailer at varelafilm.org.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Film SA

Slab Cinema Series Gears up for Summer

I love movies on the Slab. Check it out at www.slabcinema.com. The first screening this Spring is THE LOST WORLD (1925).

Bring your own chairs or blankets. Delicious food and cold beverages available at La Tuna Icehouse & Grill.

100 Probant (corner of Probant and Cevallos)
Free admission. Donations appreciated to support the outdoor film series.
Showtime is 9:00 PM
Pre-show at dusk

Slab Cinema: Public domain film screenings hosted on a concrete slab in lovely downtown San Antonio.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Film SA

How Locations Happen

Here's a good example of one of the primary things we do at the San Antonio Film Commission - location assistance. This still is from Pablo Veliz's new feature, "7 Kilos". Here's how the script describes the scene:



A young man by the name of CAIN MARKUM drives his old pick up truck up a Texas Road. He is heading to the General Store to pick up some feed and other supplies for the ranch he manages.

As he's pulling in, the corvette flies past him on the small road. Cain is a bit startled.

(mumbling to himself)
Wow, lady slow down, you're going to kill someone.

He pulls in to the store.


The Rio Medina store is one of my favorite locations that has a truly authentic look. The store has been used for films and commercials over the years, and with a small hardware store and a post office inside, its just the perfect match for a truly Texas general store. Timeless...

Anyway, our office has locations like this all over the area. We basically function like a matchmaker - sending filmmakers to the locations that fit their script. That's what we did with this one, and it worked out great. Thanks to the crew at Rio Medina store!

Stop by and grab a cold soda and some jerky, at the Rio Medina General Store.

Here's another great ranch location the filmmakers used less than 30 minutes from downtown San Antonio.