March 28, 2016
We’re excited to announce that Cavern has been accepted as an Official Selection into the 49thth Annual Worldfest International Film Festival in Houston, Texas.
Worldfest International Film Festival is the oldest, independent film festival in the world and runs from April 8-17th, 2016.
March 22, 2016
We’re excited to announce that Cavern has been accepted as an Official Selection into the 46th Annual USA Film Festival in Dallas, Texas.
Cavern will be part of a curated screening presented by the USA Film Festival on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 9:30 p.m. at the Angelika Theater.
Award winning, British-born director, Dave Sims, has been making films since age 11. He followed his lifelong passion of becoming a filmmaker by attending the London Film School (LFS) in the mid-nineties. During his time at the LFS he worked in key positions on over 100 short films, many of which went on to film festivals around the world, including Berlin, Munich, Manchester and Camera Image, Poland.
After film school Dave moved to Johannesburg to develop original television programming and documentaries for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). Since returning stateside Dave has shot and edited four feature films, two short films and over 50 commercials airing nationally and internationally, as well as original television programming and several thousand web videos.
Dave is the co-founder of Astrobleme Films (astroblemefilms.com) in San Antonio, Texas. Recent projects include a social justice documentary feature, Voices of the United Farm Worker Movement in Texas, chronicling the history of farm worker activism in Texas and The Law of Human Gravity, a feature film he wrote, produced, directed and edited.
Crissy is a force of nature. Prior to producing Cavern, Crissy worked in the worlds of academia, activism and fundraising. During this time, Crissy produced the feature documentary Voices of the United Farm Worker Movement in Texas, which follows the struggles and successes of the grassroots movement in Texas.
Crissy is the co-founder of Astrobleme Films (astroblemefilms.com) and looks forward to producing a music-focused documentary as her next project.
Erika Davies is an immense talent, a throwback jazz/country/folk songbird who is making waves in the San Diego music scene. Think Patsy Cline meets Bjork.
Miss Davies is best known for her vocals on “I Love You, I Do,” which was used in a nationwide car commercial by auto maker Subaru. Miss Davies took home the award for Best Jazz Artist at the 2012 San Diego Music Awards. Her album, “Part The Sea” was nominated for Best Jazz Album at the 2013 San Diego Music Awards.
Miss Davies has performed since 2004 mainly in the San Diego area. She performs her original compositions and covers of early-20th-century classics while accompanied by guitarist Aaron Mahn, drummer Anders Larsson and upright bassist Jeremy Eikam as the singer for Erika Davies and the Men.
Miss Davies has released three CDs: Creecho Habecktoe (2007), Galaxy Lakes (2011), Part The Sea (2013) & In Love With Someone (2015) which are available on iTunes, Bandcamp and Amazon.com.
To find out more about the talented Miss Erika Davies visit her website.
Nicolas, an interdisciplinary performance artist, began studying traditional Conjunto music with Master Accordionist Valerio Longoria, Sr. at the age of 9. By 15 years of age he was an active member of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center’s youth theater company, Grupo Animo, writing and performing in original staged works. Nicolas later attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he studied classical theater. Over the years, Nicolas has developed his own unique performance style, incorporating music, poetry and theater into culturally relevant performances that speak to the experiences of the communities along the US-Mexico border.
Nicolas is also a co-founder of the San Antonio-based band, Los Nahuatlatos, a Xicano Roots Fusion band that combines Conjunto, Son Jarocho, Latin Jazz and R&B with contemporary elements of Hip-Hop, Ska, Reggae and Soul. Performing coast to coast, Nicolas has many ongoing collaborations with musicians, artists and performance groups around the country. His most recent project, Conjunto Blues, is a multi-disciplinary theatrical production that speaks to the social-historical conditions that led to the evolution of Conjunto music as an expression of cultural resistance and liberation. Conjunto Blues made its World Premier in Denver, Colorado in 2013.
For more information about this and future productions, please visit his website.
Stephen Rey is an American musician, artist, actor, model, songwriter, and a troubadour of sorts whose music has appeared in films and documentaries. At age 17 he learned the art of hitchhiking and busking in the streets of San Francisco before doing a brief stint at San Diego State University and learning the construction trade.
Rey primarily attributes his musical influence to his childhood in El Centro, an agricultural city situated in the Imperial Valley of California, where he discovered 50’s rock ‘n roll, blues, jazz, country music, and a long lasting affinity for old Mexican love songs. He carries a torch and passion for those things that are slowly disappearing in our American culture. These changes are characterized in his composition, “The Old Fashioned Future.”
Throughout his musical career Rey has written and composed hundreds of songs. His songs dangerously tight rope honky tonk, border town barrel house country blues, and at times unpredictable rock & roll with a southern swamp. Rey has performed with countless musicians and opened for bands from all over the world, including Dale Watson, BRMC, Jewel, The Blasters, Hank Williams III and The Dirt Bombs.
Most often Rey performs with his acoustic guitar; however, he has also been featured as the bass player for bands around the country. Currently, Rey is featured with Cash’d Out, a Johnny Cash tribute band, with a 2016 tour schedule performing in over 100 cities coast to coast throughout the US.
Rod Logsdon is a lifelong and natural performer hailing from Memphis, Texas.
Rod started rodeoing in his high school years and spent over 15 years as a cowboy and rodeo clown on the professional circuit, as well as on his college rodeo team.
Rod studied Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas and has a natural way with animals.
Rod has acted in a variety of television commercials, was cast as an extra and horse wrangler in Alamo: The Price of Freedom (1988) and made his short film debut in Cavern.
Rod is a master of the BBQ pit with a top-secret recipe for the best brisket in Texas, he knows his way around a bottle of fine bourbon and he does an impression of the Cowardly Lion from the Wizard of Oz that will bring anyone to their knees in laughter.
For more information on auditioning or casting Rod contact email@example.com.
Norma Gonzales is an accomplished attorney from San Antonio, Texas who made her acting debut in Cavern.
Norma is married to Cavern co-star, Rod Logsdon, the mother to two adorable beagles, Ruby and Desi, and a lifelong San Antonio Spurs fan.
On any given day Norma can be found representing clients at the courthouse or leading the Little House in cheers for the Spurs.