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North Texas actor Frank Mosley lives off the land in Nelson’s feature debut, Some Beasts.

Some Beasts: Land to Celluloid

Fort Worth filmmaker Cameron Bruce Nelson makes his feature debut.
JIMMY FOWLER
In 2009 writer-director Cameron Bruce Nelson moved to Fort Worth to marry his longtime girlfriend, after a three-year post-college stint working on an organic farm in Virginia as a kind of sabbatical. Nelson, who had studied an...


River Phoenix stars in his last movie, Dark Blood, featuring music from Fort Worthian James Michael Taylor.

Local Artist Scores River Phoenix’s Last Movie

ANTHONY MARIANI
James Michael Taylor is not “going Hollywood,” as the old saying goes –– he’s much too cantankerous and outspoken for anyplace other than Fort Worth –– but his music might be.   A movie for which the blue-col...



As part of their documentary on Como, Fort Worth filmmakers Betsy and Carl Crum film Brother Barry.

More than One Square Mile

A Fort Worth filmmaking team graduates to the big leagues.
ZACK SHLACHTER
Growing up in small-town East Texas, Betsy Crum watched a lot of television. And like many who were glued to the tube at an impressionable age, she was confused by the discrepancy between the lives she saw portrayed onscreen an...


Disney Finds Sonny

For his first feature, Fort Worth’s Andrew Disney conjures up “slacker noir.”
JIMMY FOWLER
There are a lot of ways you could describe Searching for Sonny, the debut feature from writer-director and Fort Worth native Andrew Disney. The movie concerns a chronic underachiever who gets pulled into a series of bizarre eve...



Rainbos Over Nelson

Fort Worth filmmaker Cameron Bruce Nelson is on the verge.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth filmmaker Cameron Bruce Nelson, 29, didn’t always want to be a writer-director. In fact, he only got into filmmaking after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a double major (history and cultural...


Thank You for Watching

Two local film buffs are creating an internet sensation one viewer at a time.
COLE WILLIAMS
Few people are able to parlay their passion for movies into a career, and even fewer can pull off a combination of filmmaking and criticism. But local filmmaker Nathan Ligon has managed not only to do both but also to start a w...



Tracking Ghostbreakers

New York City’s trailblazing ABC affiliate picks up a Fort Worth filmmaking team’s ghostly spoof.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth filmmaker Benjamin Wilbanks, 33, calls himself “a Spielberg baby” –– Wilbanks’ childhood in Cleburne was steeped in blockbuster movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future, The Goonies, and, of ...


Drive Angry, Arianne

Local actress Arianne Martin has a baby — and a Nicolas Cage-associated breakout role — on the way.
JIMMY FOWLER
North Texas film and TV actress Arianne Martin had a pretty conservative upbringing. She was raised Southern Baptist in Garland, homeschooled for years by her mother, and was always involved in church activities. But from Marti...



Paradise to Hold

Local filmmakers Justin Hilliard and Frank Mosley have more than art-house fare up their sleeves.
JIMMY FOWLER
Filmmakers Justin Hilliard, 28, and Frank Mosley, 27, met as college students in 2004 while working on a class film project at the University of Texas at Arlington. They quickly became close friends based on their mutual love o...


Scene 2 for Scenesters

KRISTIAN LIN
Fort Worth movie fans may well remember The Scenesters as the opening selection of the Lone Star Film Festival last November. Now the movie’s enjoying a new wave of interest, having been screened at the Slamdance Film Fes...