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Houston Filmmaker Greg Carter on Making Movies in the Bayou City

Posted on · The Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) is holding its annual Business of Film Conference Friday and Saturday (Sept. 16-17, 2016) at Rice University. The keynote speaker is filmmaker Greg Carter, a Houston native who’s directed a number of films, including several shot here in Houston. Carter tells Michael Hagerty about the challenges and opportunities inherent in […]

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Houston Filmmaker Explores the Road Trip as a Vehicle for Self-Discovery

Posted on · The road trip movie is an American film institution. The open road is often where movie characters have gone to find themselves or discover new possibilities. Filmmaker and Sugar Land native Li Lu wanted the characters in her feature film debut to use the road to explore the need for downtime and the role it […]

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Chronicling Your Family’s History Through Film

Posted on · We talk with Houston filmmaker Stefani Twyford. Through her company, Legacy Multimedia, she produces tribute videos and family and personal biographies as a way to help chronicle history, share life stories, and preserve legacies. She recently shared some of her own family’s legacy through a documentary about her father, photographer Martin Elkhort. That film was shown […]

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Preview: Interview with Wes Anderson

Posted on · Director and Houston native, Wes Anderson, recently sat down with Houston Matters host Craig Cohen to talk about his new film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and about the ways Houston has influenced his film making. Houston literally makes appearances in his movies, such as Rushmore, which was shot at an area prep school. Here’s a […]

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Symphony Brings Holst’s The Planets to Life With New HD Images

Posted on · Gustav Holst’s The Planets is one of the most beloved pieces of classical music. The Houston Symphony teamed up with NASA planetary scientists and filmmaker Duncan Copp to create a live performance of The Planets synchronized with high definition images of the planets themselves. The production was then turned into a DVD called “The Planets […]