Jax film influencer does festival in Texas at site of Stonehenge II

Stonehenge II in Odessa, Texas; photo by Billy Hathorn
Stonehenge II, a replica of the original, found a home in Odessa, Texas. (Photo credit Billy Hathorn at en.wikipedia)

I had drinks with Jared Rush the night before he had to catch an early morning flight to Texas. Rush was invited to serve as vice president of the West Texas Film Festival in Odessa. As always, Jared was excited about meeting up with all the filmmakers, fans, and various creatives involved in indie filmmaking. What most don’t know is that in a city with approximately 116,000 residents, there is an opportunity to see Stonehenge II. Continue reading “Jax film influencer does festival in Texas at site of Stonehenge II”

Military veteran and other Florida filmmakers’ works officially selected for West Texas festival

Iron Freedom Foundation photo for film A Devils River Story
Cameron Cushman’s films like ‘A Devils River Story’ illustrate the benefits of outdoor activities as therapeutic. (Snip: Iron Freedom Foundation)

The West Texas Film Festival announced Florida filmmakers’ works will be included in selections for the 2019 festival in Odessa Nov. 21-23. The festival, in its fourth year, showcases works that have the “pioneer spirit of filmmaking.” Among the Floridians whose works will be shown is a military veteran who is an enthusiastic outdoorsman and believes nature can be therapeutic. Continue reading “Military veteran and other Florida filmmakers’ works officially selected for West Texas festival”

Festival submissions welcomed as West Texas gets ready for film extravaganza

Shown here at the 2018 West Texas Film Festival are (L to R) James Fite, Harlan Whatley, and Jared Rush on Education Day. (Photo used with permission)
Shown here at the 2018 West Texas Film Festival are (L to R) James Fite, Harlan Whatley, and Jared Rush on Education Day. (Photo used with permission)

There’s an old adage, “Everything is bigger in Texas,” and it’s a fitting description for the West Texas Film Festival based in Odessa.

While local film festivals sometimes span only a day or two, the 2019 festival stretches across three days, beginning November 21 and ending November 23. The good news for producers is there’s still time to send in your submissions, and there’s even a small tip about something special the organizers hope to see. Continue reading “Festival submissions welcomed as West Texas gets ready for film extravaganza”