'My Ranger' on Lost River Film Fest Lineup

"My Ranger" has already racked up three awards at the Austin Revolution Film Festival and is now making it down to San Marcos's new Lost River Film Fest this November. PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVID REYES

Director David N. Reyes has a habit of making Austin one of the main characters in his independent films. He’s done it again with his second feature film, "My Ranger," and he couldn’t be prouder that it will have a San Marcos screening in two weeks at the Lost River Film Fest.

The film boasts an all Central Texas cast and crew, original music from Austin talents like Shinyribs, Built by Snow, Cotton Mather and White Label Analog, and all Austin locations. It received three awards at its World Premiere during the Austin Revolution Film Festival in September including: Best Texas Feature Film, Best Texas Feature -Audience Award and Best Soundtrack/ Score.

This coming-of-age comedy follows a 17-year-old boy who gets his first car and is on top of the world until he becomes convinced someone is trying to steal it. Shot entirely in Austin this spring, it is X Horn Production’s second narrative feature. It comes on the heels of their award-winning first film, "Trippin’ to the Altar," which also played homage to Austin as a main character.

“While we want our stories to have universal appeal I cannot help myself," Reyes said. "I love Austin, and want to show it off. The creative community is diverse, talented and very supportive of each other. That was our experience in 'Trippin’ to the Altar' and again with 'My Ranger.'”

X Horn Productions and Rain Chavez Productions are co-producers on the film, and both companies are owned and operated by husband/wife teams. Reyes, who has lived in Austin since 1982, graduated from University of Texas-Austin’s Radio, Television and Film Department and previously worked at a local television studio, with producer Rain.

Made for under $5,500, "My Ranger" is considered a super, micro-budget independent film.

“When you’re doing indie films like this, being resourceful is a must," Lisa Reyes, coowner of X Horn Productions and producer, said. "The Austin community has again showed so much support with location and catering help for this film. Not only do we love showcasing Austin locations, we love highlighting and working with Austin musicians. Just like our first film, "My Ranger" features an all Austin soundtrack.”

"My Ranger" will screen at the Lost River Film Fest, which is Nov. 2 - 4 in San Marcos. Tickets are still available through the festival’s website.

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