We started our November 3, 2016 First Thursdays Film Festival with a little unusual, rather unique film maker, 10 year-old Cameron Bontrager, whose film Friendship won Best Documentary at the International Family Film Festival, so we were not only honored to show her film, but have her SKYPE in as well (to which we found out she was actually only nine years old when she made her film!) Amazing also is that she was in the 8 - 13 year old film maker division, so she beat out a lot of older kids...!
Way to go, Cameron! We bet mom and dad are proud...and we probably are going to hear a lot more from you in the near, and distant future....
Amanda first ran into film maker James Christopher at his Austin Revolution Film Festival, and since dad was covering the Oaxaca film festival in Mexico (and Amanda was only 17 at the time) as a concerned father there was a little apprehension about her going to her first festival on her own.
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Since that time we have been seeing his films - and him - at film festivals everywhere.
There is a reason for that. His films win awards all over the place. Notice the words films and awards are in plural form....for all his films have many.
After his win at the Twister Alley Film Festival in Woodward, Oklahoma for
We were honored to not only feature this recent work at our First Thursdays Film Festival in November, but excited that this would be official DVD release party for the film, and everyone who showed up that Thursday were indeed luck since they received a free copy of the film.
This is an important film for Bastropians to see, or anyone who lives in a small Texas town, since that is exactly what this movie is about....and when you have a powerful drama and story about the environment you actually live...well, it speaks to you in a special way, a special way that only those who know, live, and understand a small Texas town can 'get it'....
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