Wednesday, August 27, 2008

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Ya'Ke Brings Home TFPF Grant

Filmmaker Ya'Ke has recieved a Texas Filmmakers Production Fund Grant for his short film, KATRINA'S SON - $3,000 cash and a $1,400 Kodak film stock grant. Congratulations Ya'Ke. Can you shoot this one in San Antonio? Ya'Ke is the award-winning filmmaker whose films HOPE'S WAR and THE SECOND COMING have screened around the world.

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San Antonio Doc Receives TFPF Grant

Congratulations to San Antonio filmmaker Scott Greenberg. His documentary project, A GOOD DEATH, received a $5,000 production grant from the Texas Filmmakers Production Fund. Look for more here about this project.

Friday, August 22, 2008

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Portrait in Sepia Tone Wins Festival Honors

Nancy Membrez's "Portrait In Sepia Tone" won best picture and best soundtrack honors at the International Filmmakers Festival in Kent, England. Way to go Nancy! Watch a clip here.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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Kevin Williams SANDWICH now available

San Antonio's own Kevin Williams' feature debut SANDWICH is now available on It only costs .99 to download.

The link is below:

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

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More images from Monterrey

San Antonio's Tommy Lee Jones is being honored Wednesday at the Monterrey Film Festival - I had to get back to work, so won't have any pictures to post. Here are a few from the weekend...

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48 Hour Film Project Winners

Here are the winners from this year's 48 Hour Film Project.

Best Film: Film Classics
Best Directing: Film Classics
Best Writing: NALIP-SA
Best Cinematography: NALIP-SA
Best Acting: tie -- Film Classics & Nosferatu
Best Editing: Thundera
Best Sound Design: Film Classics
Best Graphics: Thundera
Best Musical Score: Walk the Walk
Best Costumes: Nosferatu
Best Stunts: Haunted House Studio
Best Use of Line of Dialogue: Haunted House Studio
Best Use of Prop: iChingao!
Best Use of Character: Thundera
Audience Favorite (group A): NALIP-SA
Audience Favorite (group B): Film Classics

Congratulations one and all. See you next year.

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Monterrey Film Festival

I've spent the last few days at the Monterrey Film Festival - what a great event, with wonderful films, and great people. Above is Daniel Petrie and guest, Paul Richards, and Lee Demarbre (Vampiro) with Festival Coordinator Max Torres.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

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Listen to Joseph Metcalfe's Score

Joseph Metcalfe (Movielines Music) has graciously given his time to provide our film score, and man, does it sound great. Here it is...

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48 Hour Stills

Cliff Weeks portrays Lucas Springwater and Gigi Isaacs plays Brenda Parsons.

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48 Hour Film - Finished at 3:30 PM

We've just finished the last dub of our final film for the 48 Hour Film Project. What a weekend. I now have a greater appreciation for what filmmakers go through to get their films made. Our film is entitled "Divine Intervention" - look for stills coming soon.

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Picture is locked

...and the composer is doing the score.

A few more hours to go...

Friday, August 08, 2008

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48 Hour Film - Here's What We've Come Up With

The story is entitled "Divine Intervention", and is set in the not-to-distant future.

Water is the most valuable resource now, and is in short supply in drought-stricken Texas. Our main character, Lucas Springwater, is Cherokee, and is a diviner - he finds water. But in a world that is so dependent on this fleeting resource, con artists and water locating rackets are all too plentiful. Lucas falls victim to the notorious Texas Drought Commission, and is called in and labeled a phony. He has just one day to prove himself.

Can he truly find water with nothing more than a divining rod and the natural gift of finding water?

He doesn't understand it. He just has to believe.

more soon....

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Film San Antonio Team "Walk The Walk"

We've drawn our genre - Western or Musical. Wow. Ok, so none of us can sing and dance. Guess we'll be doing Western. Perhaps a modern day western...

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National 48 Hour Project Starts Tonight

Well, the Film San Antonio staff is on a team this weekend for the 48 Hour Film Project ( We'll be trying to keep up with our talented San Antonio filmmakers to the best of our ability, and will keep you posted as to our progress. More soon...