Friday, December 28, 2007

Film SA

"Cowboy Smoke" Nears Completion

Will Moore's "Cowboy Smoke" is almost complete. Will's been busy doing his negative matchback, and finalizing his sound mix. Keep checking here for a SA screening - for now, the trailer will have to do....

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Film SA

Artist of the Month - Filmmaker Dora Peña

Congratulations to filmmaker Dora Peña who has been named Artist of the Month by the San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs. Dora's first feature film, "Dreamhealer", is in post production, and features San Antonio's Gabi Walker as Clara, a gifted young girl.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Film SA

2007 Holiday Reception

Thank you to everyone who came out to the 2007 Film San Antonio Holiday Reception! It was great seeing you and the very best to you all this Holiday Season.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Film SA

New "Echo" Trailer

Mark Cantu sent me the link to his latest trailer for his feature,"Echo", and it looks great. Watch it for yourself on MySpace TV, and follow the production video blogs.

Film SA

"Intervention" Screening

Michael Lange's "Intervention" short screened to a receptive audience Sunday night at the Aztec Theater. Congratulations Michael on a short well done, with great San Antonio and Hill Country locations.

Read about "Intervention" at the DoubleThink Productions website.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Film SA

Say Sí Youth Fest - "On The Verge"


The SAY Sí Media Arts Studio will host a public screening of
“On The Verge 2007” a youth film festival organized by Marwen, a nonprofit youth arts organization based in Chicago, IL.

Serving San Antonio’s youth, SAY Sí is a year-round, long-term, nonprofit multidisciplinary arts program that provides students opportunities to develop artistic and social skills in preparation for higher educational advancement and professional careers.

“On The Verge 2007” is a youth film festival featuring 20 videos from 4 cities – made by and curated by youth. Five short films by SAY Sí’s Media Arts Students were selected and are featured as part of the “On The Verge 2007” film festival collection. Other youth arts organizations selected include: Marwen - Chicago, IL; Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston, MA, Free Spirit Media – Chicago, IL; Walker Art Center – Minneapolis, MN; and Street-Level Youth Media – Chicago, IL.

Friday, December 14, 2007
7 PM - 9 PM
Free admission.

SAY Sí Central
Black Box Theatre
1518 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78204


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Film SA

SA48HR Winner - "Name That Tune"

The Film Noir entry, "Name That Tune" in the 2007 SA48HR Film Experience, came away with the top prize AND the audience Award last night at the Film San Antonio Holiday Reception. Thanks to Sunset Station (thanks Terri!) for a fabulous venue and the best food I have EVER had at a party. And to the almost 200 who came to the reception - Thank You. We are looking forward to a busy year in 2008, with many local productions, and some exciting projects coming in from out of town. Make sure you have updated your listings on our website, and check back here regularly for news about what's happening.

The very best for the Holidays, and Happy New Year.

Film SA

Actos Expo - Coming in January

We're excited to be supporting the Actors Expo ( a one-day event with panel discussions and workshops with Mario Lopez, Renny Harlin, Kia Jam and Nick Reed.

See the full schedule and registration information on their website, Mark your calendar for Saturday, January 19th, at the San Pedro Playhouse.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Film SA

"Stop Loss" trailer now online

Kimberly Peirce's newest film, "Stop Loss", now has a trailer online. This feature filmed in San Antonio at what is now Port San Antonio, but was previously, Kelly Air Force base. You can see two quick scenes that were filmed there in the trailer. They transformed the former base back to an active military facility, and from the little bit we can see in the trailer, it looks great. Thanks to the great support from the leadership at Port San Antonio for working so well with this hi-profile project, and thanks to then City Council member Richard Perez for his support as well.

View the trailer.

Film SA

Images from the 2007 SA48HR Film Experience

We had a successful film competition this year for our very own San Antonio 48 Hour Film Experience. A total of 8 teams participated this year, and 8 films were completed.

Congratulations team members! Read all about it at

Film SA

R.I.P Robert Allen Chambers

San Antonio's own Robert Chambers was laid to rest Friday, after a long battle with cancer. (see his Caring Bridge website)

I first met Robert back in 2004 when I was working for GEAR in Austin. I knew right away he was important - everyone on the first set I visited, said, "You need to meet Robert..." and "have you met Robert yet?". So I did, and we saw each other on sets from then on. He would greet me with a quick hello and a confident handshake.

Robert, we will miss you.