San Angeloan's Wild Texas Tour Film to be Screened Here
SAN ANGELO, TX — San Angelo Central High School Graduate Ben Masters’ short films entitled 'The Wild Texas Film Tour' will be screened in San Angelo Thursday evening.
The Wild Texas Film Tour is a series of short film tour showcasing wildlife, adventure, and conservation stories from across the state.
The 2007 Central graduate grew up in West Texas and studied wildlife biology at Texas A&M University.
His new film, ‘The River and the Wall,’ is about the impact of a physical border wall on the wildlife and environment along the Rio Grande river.
The fight over funding for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall shut down the federal government. Masters is an environmentalist and award winning film maker and is opposed to a physical border wall.
Here's the trailer for the new film to be premiered at SXSW in Austin March:
Masters is best known for his film ‘Unbranded,’ which is available on Netflix. In that film, Masters and three friends adopt 16 mustangs, train them, and ride 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada to inspire wild horse adoptions.
According to his biography, Masters is a published author and worked for National Geographic as a writer, photographer and cinematographer.
wildfilmtour.com, is hosted by Ben Masters and produced by King Land & Water, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation, Borderlands Research Institute, YETI and Explore Ranches.
Masters has received several domestic and international awards including the Audience Award at Hot Docs International Film Festival, the People’s Choice Award at Banff Film Festival and the Audience Award at Telluride Mountainfilm.
Masters serves as Wildlife Management Chair of the Bureau of Land Management’s volunteer Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board.
‘The Wild Texas Film Tour' will be screened at the San Angelo Performing Arts Center Thursday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available online at SAPAC.