This past Saturday, I attended an evening with Barry Corbin at the Isis Theater in Fort Worth. Barry is one of my long-time favorite Texas character actors. You'd know him from Urban Cowboy, Lonesome Dove, Northern Exposure, Dallas, No Country for Old Men, One Tree Hill, and Yellowstone.
I really enjoyed the evening and took away two key things that I already know but are extra affirming coming from someone with such a career as his.
1. The arts matter, local theater matters, and local theaters like the Isis really matter. We need to intentionally support the arts as if our lives depend on them because they actually do.
2. If you want an actor in a project you're working on, ask. Actors want and like to work.
A pic Jess snapped of me, Barry Corbin, and Jordan Ross-The Chosen, 1883, also Barry's grandson, and one of the main supporting actors in El Tonto Por Cristo
If you haven't decided where you'll be giving this Giving Tuesday, please give to the arts a project near and dear to you or a project you're connected to, which, since you're receiving this email update, includes El Tonto Por Cristo.
You are in the pre-production "know" of this Orthodox Tale about a Holy Fool, and any giving through our 501c3 fiscal sponsorship with Film Independent is a tax write-off; matching opportunities are also available.
Thanks again for your eyes, your ears, and your support!