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Scott Langford’s film,”Family Spirit” will be shown during the Neighborhood Film Project‘s first-ever screening of contest winners at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center on July 22. The Rivard Report is hosting the screening, in partnership with San Antonio Film Commission, titled City Block Cinema.
“Family Spirit” exemplifies San Antonio’s changing neighborhoods. As a kid, Langford and his siblings often made home movies and short films. He was most influenced by directors Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Quentin Tarantino, noting their ability to create films in various genres while avoiding the “niche film director” title. Scott feels most comfortable in comedy, but is open to exploring other genres.
Scott attended Texas State University, which didn’t have a film program during the years of his attendance. Thus, he decided to focus on business and prepared for the film world through various internships. The internships allowed Scott to work with Richard Linklater, on the post-production for “Me and Orson Welles” as well as the film “Boyhood.”
Despite working and living in Austin for a five-year stint, he has returned to San Antonio and is becoming involved in the film scene here. He said he sees great art within the city, and is excited about working here.
“San Antonio has a lot to offer that people don’t know about, and it’s cool to see movies that showcase that,” he said.
He appreciates the support of the San Antonio Film Commission and notes that “it’s easier to get local films shown here than in most other cities – there’s a hunger here to take things to the next level.”
*Featured/top image: A clip from “Family Spirit.” Courtesy photo.