Every year the Houston Film Commission presents a collection of the best of Texas-made short films, and 2012 is no exception. There is something for everyone in the 95-minute showcase comprised of seven projects that represent the creative, bold filmmaking that comes from Texas. Visit the Texas Filmmakers Showcase website >>
Directed by Timothy Edwards (Austin, TX)
Theodore must grant his grandfather's last wish the night before his grandmother's funeral. Single for the first time in sixty-five years, the old man wants the company of a young woman.
INTO THE SOUTH
Directed by Micah Robert Barber (Austin, TX)
Jaris lost his black mom and is being raised by his emotionally distant white dad. When he travels to the Deep South to be with his dying Grandma, he may lose the one person who still cares about him.
Directed by Will Shipley (San Antonio, TX)
A young boy (Maurico) gets himself in over his head when he claims to have seen Maricela, the most beautiful girl in a small Mexican town, naked. Now he has to prove it to his peers or be beaten up for being a liar. This is a coming of age period piece completely in Spanish.
ONCE IT STARTED IT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN OTHERWISE
Directed by Kelly Sears (Galveston, TX)
An animated horror film constructed from the candid photos on handwritten messages from discarded high school yearbooks.
THE ORDER OF THINGS
Directed by Chris Spisak (Houston, TX)
Having been dragged in for questioning after a physical altercation with his girlfriend, Sebastian Kelly soon finds that more is riding on his answers than he possibly could have imagined.
Directed by Jaime Chapin (Denton, TX)
A young boy lives an ephemeral fantasy in his attempt to escape the cycle of paternal abuse.
Z AND BEAU
Directed by Carlyn Hudson (Austin, TX)
A couple on the lam avoids traditional society until a mysterious stranger appears and ruins everything.
This event is a fundraiser for the Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund, with 100% of the ticket sales going to helping Texas independent filmmakers achieve their goals.