East Austin Stories: Directors

East Austin Stories

Mendoza, Manny

Familia Aztlan
Familia Aztlan

Director - Andrew Lasky

Director - Manny Mendoza

The artists at Aztlan Dance Company use tradition as their inspiration, but they don't let it constrain them. Instead, Director Roen Salinas and company start with dances from across Latin America, from Mexican folklorico to Argentina's tango, and use them to build their own choreography. The result is a unique statement that pays homage to the past while moving Austin's dance scene into the future.

Mimms, Sean

Road to Grandma's House
Road to Grandma's House

Director - Sean Mimms

Director - Michelle Mejia

Director - Huay-Bing Law

Mize, Joel

Corazones Inmortales
Corazones Inmortales

Director - Joel Mize

Imagine a troupe of all male dancers in cowboy boots with incredibly, long and pointy tips that resemble exaggerated elf shoes, dancing to energetic, Latin club beats. What you have just visualized is the Mexican dance phenomena known as ‘Tribal Guarachero,’ and the fascinating boots the men wear when dancing are ‘Botas Picudas,’ or ‘Mexican pointy boots.’

This short film takes a look at the lives of Los Inmortales, a group of Tribal dancers from Austin, Texas.

We Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
We Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Director - Lily Angelle

Director - Joel Mize

Director - Shannon McKnight

Montemayor, Anthony

Hosea Hargrove: Low Down Blues
Hosea Hargrove: Low Down Blues

Director - Preston Hicks

Director - Anthony Montemayor

Director - Melissa Moralez

Director - Ryan Smith

Moralez, Melissa

Hosea Hargrove: Low Down Blues
Hosea Hargrove: Low Down Blues

Director - Preston Hicks

Director - Anthony Montemayor

Director - Melissa Moralez

Director - Ryan Smith

Morones, Amanda

SXSEAST
SXSEAST

Director - Amanda Morones

The White Horse
The White Horse

Director - Amanda Morones

Director - Max Robertson

Mullen, Amy Routh

Urban Farm
Urban Farm

Director - Amy Routh Mullen

Mullin, Amy

La Tierra de Mis Hijos
La Tierra de Mis Hijos

Director - Raul Erivez

Director - Eric Jenkins

Director - Andrew Lasky

Director - Amy Mullin

Director - Steven Ray

Nadesan, Nadia

Mindz of a Different Kind
Mindz of a Different Kind

Director - Anna Thomson

Director - Kyle Greenberg

Director - Nadia Nadesan

Director - Catherine Gonzales

Director - Jonathan Begnaud

Neu, Josh

Grito 2002: Celebration Salsa
Grito 2002: Celebration Salsa

Director - Alexis Carreiro

Director - Ruth Ann Knudsen

Director - Jamie Lagesse

Director - Josh Neu

New, Josh

American Dollars and Cokes
American Dollars and Cokes

Director - Raul Ereivev

Director - Josh New

Director - Jordan Peterson

Noboa, Julio

Climbin' Higher
Climbin' Higher

Director - Julio Noboa

Noreggaard, Jonas-Hall

Playing Against the Sun
Playing Against the Sun

Director - Jonas-Hall Noreggaard

Director - Brittany Hammer

Director - Sergio Rabczuk

Soccer
Soccer

Director - Jonas-Hall Noreggaard

Director - Brittany Hammer

Director - Sergio Rabczuk

O'Conor, Aileen

5, 6, 7, 8... A Story of the Reagan High School Dance Team
5, 6, 7, 8... A Story of the Reagan High School Dance Team

Director - Aileen O'Conor

Director - Esme Ramirez

Director - James Stafford

Obel, Chris

Nokoa News and the Observer
Nokoa News and the Observer

Director - Damien Brockman

Director - Mary Ann McQuillan

Director - Jack McWilliams

Director - Chris Obel

Orr, Vanessa

Cuevas Produce
Cuevas Produce

Director - Heather Saenz

Director - Vanessa Orr

Director - Mariah Taylor

LBJ High School - A Look at Two Sides
LBJ High School - A Look at Two Sides

Director - Vanessa Orr

Director - Mariah Taylor

Parales, Jennifer

For Me and Him
For Me and Him

Director - Helen Gagne

Director - Jennifer Parales

Director - Christina Kim

Paredes, Xotchitl

Sir Dukes
Sir Dukes

Director - Brooks Bennett

Director - Ellen Risch

Director - Xotchitl Paredes

Parrella, David

Diana
Diana

Director - Elias A. Hinojosa

Director - David Parrella

Director - Rodrigo Gutierrez

Patrick, Ginny

Church of the Friendly Ghost
Church of the Friendly Ghost

Director - John Gross

Director - Ginny Patrick