Welcome to week 2 of LA FRONTERA. Sunday 11/02 Went to Socorro and visited with Tanya Carbajal and family at her grandmother’s farm. Tanya is the daughter of Orlando Carbajal, a farmer we met in Fort Hancock last week. Tanya is a student in journalism and new media at UTEP, and she is just as good in […]
Welcome to the chronicle of week 1 of LA FRONTERA. My plan to publish daily dispatches proved to be much too ambitious, so instead I shall be issuing weekly digests of our adventure. Saturday 10/25 Made it to Abilene in about 11 hours. Dodged a couch in the middle of six lanes of traffic on I-10; […]
In one week, I’ll be commencing production on my latest feature, LA FRONTERA, which will chronicle the journey of Mark Hainds as he walks the 1200-mile length of the Rio Grande as it borders Texas and Mexico. I’ll be updating the blog as we make our way east from El Paso to Boca Chica, but in the meantime, […]
We had a wonderful screening of the Toughest Job: William Winter’s Mississippi in Jackson last Thursday night to kickoff the broadcast premiere on Mississippi Public Broadcasting. Kudos to MPB for creating beautiful banners to match the poster graphics for the film. There’s an additional broadcast tonight on MPB at 8pm and a free screening in […]
Greetings from Prague, Czech Republic. We’re currently in production on a new project, documenting the Ole Miss Opera and their performance of Hamlet in the Czech Republic in the Spring. I’ve gotten the opportunity to accompany University professor Julia Aubrey who is directing the opera to Prague as she visits several opera houses to select […]
Camilla Ann Aikin just completed an independent study with MDP’s Andy Harper on the Southern independent music scene in the 1980s. The class, which consisted of research, writing, and oral history interviews culminates with a short film. And here it is! Please note that this is the earlier class version. The finished version is here.