TEXICAN is a 2016 fiction SAG short film from Turn West Productions.
one hot morning in a texas trailer home, javi and leighann are pushed to confront race and bias by their love for each other.

Listen to an interview with the fillmmaker on Hollywood and Beyond with Steven Brittinghamhere.

screening schedule

February 2017; Deep in the Heart Film Festival in Waco, Texas
Nominated: Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best US Short, Best Drama Short, Best Short Film
Won: Best Drama Short

March 2017; Philadelphia Women's Film Festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

March 2017; San Diego Latino Film Festival in San Diego, California

April 2017; Columbus International Film + Video Festival

April 26-28th 2017; Twister Alley Film Fest in Woodward, Oklahoma
Nominated: Best Actress, Best Drama Short, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director
Won: Best Director of a Short (Allyson West)

May 26 - 27, 2017; Cincinnati Premiere and Screenings in Cincinnati, Ohio

June 15th - June 18th; Film Festival of Columbus in Columbus, Ohio

June 30th - July 2nd; Windy City Film Festival in Chicago, Illinois
Nominated: Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Drama Short
Won: Best Actress (Allyson West)

July 13th - 16th; Fort Worth Indie Film Festival in Fort Worth, Texas
Nominated: Best Foreign Short Film
Won: Best Foreign Short Film
*This festival considers anything 'outside of Texas,' as 'foreign.'

July 13th - 23rd; Indianapolis Film Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana

 August 10th - 11th;
United Latino Festival in Hudson, Ohio
Won: Honorable Mention

October 4th; Stark County international Film Series in Canton, Ohio

October 6th-8th; Inside the Loop Film Festival in Sharonville, Ohio

October 26th - 29th; Gig Harbor Film Festival in Gig Harbor, Washington

November 15th- 19th; Reel East Texas Film Festival in Kilgore, Texas

Accolade from Southern Shorts Festival:
Award of Excellence in Acting: Allyson West, Award of Excellence in Acting: Edixon Caridad, Award of Excellence in Cinematography: Christopher J. Hagan, Award of Excellence in Directing: Allyson West, Award of Excellence in Editing: Forrest Grant Davis, Award of Merit in Music: Carl Story, Award of Excellence in Production: Allyson West and Angela Holman, Award of Excellence in Production Design: Allyson West, Award of Merit in Sound Design: Forrest Grant Davis

watch the full film on vimeo here