Works in Progress
Jaxon’s Rant (working title)
A documentary portrait of graphic novelist Jack Jackson who committed suicide in June 2006. The film was shot in 2001 and 2002, while Jackson was engaged in drawing and inking a 160-page graphic history of the story of the Alamo. Interviews include Jack Jackson himself, Gary Groth of Fantagraphics Books and more.
Alligator-Horses (working title)
A documentary about the so-called raunchy youth of 1830’s America and its connection with contemporary America. Materials used to evoke our perspective of the time period include articles from the Penny press, images from Davy Crockett almanacs, Blackface minstrel songs and interviews with both contemporary volunteer firemen and a cross-section of important historians studying the time period.
Lou Perryman (working title)
A documentary portrait of a larger-than-life Texan and horror film veteran, who unfortunately lost his life in 2009 to a random act of violence. Part actor and part outlaw, Perryman was a natural storyteller. Interviews in film offer a classic collection of tall tales that travel all the way from the set of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre to Jack Ruby’s nightclub in Dallas, just prior to the assassination of JFK.
Geronimo’s Country (working title)
Walking through the New Mexico wilderness with a Vietnam Vet as our guide, our journey in this film studies the Chiricuhua Apache through a portrait of the unchanging landscape of the southwest.