Nov 9-13, 2017

Texas Filmmaker’s Showcase

Guest Artists To Be Announced

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Synopsis

The Texas Filmmakers Showcase is a special screening event consisting of the best Texas short films and videos. Each year, the program is presented to executives in the Hollywood film community, with subsequent screenings around Texas throughout the rest of the year. The selection committee is a cross-section of film industry professionals from outside the state of Texas. The Houston Film Commission presents the Showcase with the generous support of additional sponsors.

Anything Made Of Paper (4:22 min.) by Brandon Ray & Pat Kondelis, Sugar Land This animated music video is a fictional re-telling of the “West Memphis Three” story that inspired Bill Carter to write the song and echoes the hope we all must cling to in the face of injustice.

The Astronaut’s Secret (29:14 min.) by Zach Jankovic, Houston A documentary exploring Rich Clifford’s career as an astronaut and how he and NASA kept the fact that he had Parkinson’s disease a secret for more than fifteen years.

Black Metal (8:56 min.) by Kat Candler, Austin After a career spent mining his music from the shadows, the actions of one fan creates a chain reaction for the lead singer of a black metal band.

Rat Pack Rat(18:38 min.)by Todd Rohal, Austin A Sammy Davis, Jr. impersonator, hired to visit with a loyal Rat Pack fan, finds himself delivering last rites at the boy’s bedside.

Skunk (16:15 min.) by Annie Silverstein, Austin Raised by a single mother on an isolated subdivision in rural Texas, fourteen-year-old Leila’s deepest connection is with her pack of rescued dogs. When her beloved pit bull is stolen by an aspiring dog fighter, Leila is forced to stand up for herself.

The Trouble With Ray (22:41 min.) by Travis Johns, Houston A short documentary following over four decades of queer activism from the original “citizen provocateur,” Ray Hill.


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