Texas Filmmaker's Showcase 2015

2015 Texas Filmmmakers Showcase Picture


Pictured from left to right: James M. Johnston (Melville), Jazmin Diaz (Carne Seca), Olivia Klaus (Life After Manson), Nathan S. Duncan (Leaves On Trees), Chris Spisak (Make It Rain), Ya’Ke Smith (One Hitta Quitta)

Texas Filmmaker's Showcase at DGA Theater, Los Angeles


Carne Seca
(11:11 min) • • by Jazmin Diaz Austin TX
Brothers David and Oscar Juarez have until sunset in rural Mexico to turn a profit on their father’s business, or face the consequences of his belligerence.
Leaves on Trees
(16:27 min) • • by Nathan S. Duncan Austin TX
A 9-year-old, Ira Harris, navigates a new neighborhood, new peers, and his first set of prescription glasses.
Life After Manson
(25:23 min.) • • by Olivia Klaus Austin, Texas
Life After Manson is an intimate portrait of one of the world’s most infamous crimes and notorious killers. At 21-years-old, Patricia Krenwinkel murdered at the command of Charles Manson. Now 68-years-old, she continues to be demonized by the public and haunted by the suffering she caused over four decades ago.
Make It Rain
(12:45 min.) • • by Chris Spisak Houston, TX
A young boy's efforts to help his family overcome the effects of a devastating drought result in a magical night he won't soon forget.
(15:37 min) • • by James M. Johnston Fort Worth TX
Marcus is dealing with some shit. He wonders through his day distracted and quiet, acting out at strangers, withdrawn from his wife, and unable to sleep. Whatever it is, he just can't talk about it. Then he runs into an old friend who reminds him of the days when he never had a problem expressing anything.
One Hitta Quitta
(8:12 min) • • by Ya'Ke Smith Arlington TX
A teenage boy's addiction to Internet violence, leads him to act out violently himself.

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