HOUSTON, (Nov. 9, 2012) - The fourth episode of “Caballero” is now in circulation on multimedia websites such as Houston’s Voice. The series follows the sometimes deadly pursuit of the American dream, as a lone hero continues his journey of survival against murderous villains. It is the work of a band of independent Texas filmmakers known as the Nac Film Theory. With “Caballero,” Nac Film founder Carmona believes all audiences can connect with the issue. “My piece is not focused on one man. Immigration is usually two sides. What ‘Caballero’ shows is that it doesn’t just affect Mexicans,” he says.
Carmona refers to the human trafficking epidemic, in which criminals known as “Coyotes” escort foreign nationals across the U.S. border with the lure of “a better life.” These nationals, particularly young women, often find themselves forced into slave-like situations and subjugated to activities such as prostitution. The hero of “Caballero” sets out to rescue such people. Carmona describes him as the “Chicano Batman.”
The Nac Film producers also have some solid weight behind them including famed director Robert Rodriguez. Rodriguez is the mastermind behind popular film franchises such as “Spy Kids,” as well as cult hits like “El Mariachi” and “Machete.” In fact, “Machete” was the inspiration for the Caballero story. Carmona had a part in that film, and wondered what may have happened to his character had his part of the story continued.
Nac Film Theory believes in using every means necessary to create quality projects. This includes using people and locations from their own networks and communities when they are in need of sets and actors. The independent group has plenty of participation for its productions, as enthusiastic citizens from Texas towns like Center City and Nacogdoches star in the group’s work. The films cover a variety of genres from action and romance to comedy and docudrama. Carmona and his co-founder Selman use the resources to maintain quality while keeping costs down.
This minimalist method also allows audiences to draw their own conclusions after watching the films. As Carmona expresses it, “Imagination never lies.” To follow the continuing saga of “Caballero,” as well as Nac Film Theory’s other works, go to www.nacfilmtheory.com.
About Nac Film Theory
Nac Film Theory is a movement of filmmakers based in Nacogdoches, Texas. Its founders work to unite artists with interests in cinematography, screenwriting, audio mixing, editing, and all other aspects of production. Nac Film Theory’s Houston’s Voice channel may be accessed here.
About Houston’s Voice
Houston’s Voice is a community driven video and interactive media network dedicated to supporting the creative efforts of the personalities, businesses and organizations that make Houston great. Houston’s Voice is part of Project Open Voice (POV), a pilot program from Comcast that brings organizations together across the web, mobile, social media and cable television outlets. From a desk top or mobile device, viewers may access and interact with original content specific to Houston in the categories of education, business, faith, leisure, youth, arts, sports, food and beverage, and community. For more information or to become a Content Partner, visit www.houstonsvoice.com.
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