Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Local Film Grant Winner Releases Trailer to New Feature, Announces First Festival

Posted By on Wed, May 18, 2016 at 10:03 AM

click to enlarge Actress Rachel Povse stars as Caroline in the film The Homefront. - THE AMERICAN STANDARD FILM CO.
  • The American Standard Film Co.
  • Actress Rachel Povse stars as Caroline in the film The Homefront.

San Antonio filmmaker Fidel Ruiz-Healy, who was named earlier this month as the 2016 recipient of the San Antonio Film Commission matching grant in the amount of $25,000, has received some more exciting news.

Before earning the grant, which he will use for the production of his upcoming feature film Rio Grande City, Ruiz-Healy had already completed his first feature film titled The Homefront.

Co-directed and co-written by Ruiz-Healy and Tyler Walker, the narrative was recently accepted into its first film festival, Dances with Films, in Los Angeles where it will screen next month. The film made its world premiere in 2014 in Poland where in won a post-production grant from the country’s film commission.

The Homefront follows the lives of a dysfunctional nuclear family still living at home a decade after the U.S. has been invaded by an unspecified enemy.

The film has been submitted into a number of other film festivals around the world. Ruiz-Healy hopes to get accepted by more in the coming months and take the film on a strong festival run.

"The Homefront is a film that we handmade in San Antonio over a winter break in college,” said Ruiz-Healy. “We basically shot it in our backyard with five of our friends and some great actors we were lucky enough to find in the area. So, having it screen in front of a few hundred people at the Chinese Theater in L.A., after it only existed for our tiny team for so long, feels a little surreal.”

Visit The Homefront website here for more information on the film, including upcoming screenings.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

We’re keeping you informed…
...and it’s what we love to do. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years.

It’s never been more important to support local news sources. A free press means accountability and a well-informed public, and we want to keep our unique and independent reporting available for many, many years to come.

If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture. Thank you.

Read the Digital Print Issue

March 25, 2020


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2020 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation