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Hector Galán has been creating documentary films for over twenty five years. He has produced and directed eleven films for the PBS series FRONTLINE, films for THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many critically acclaimed and award-winning independent films such as feature documentaries, music documentaries, and documentary series. Galán founded his independent production company, the Austin Texas based Galán Inc. Television/Film in 1984.
Most recently, Hector Galan completed principal photography in the Middle East and Europe and is near completion on the post production of the groundbreaking six hour series, THE ROAD FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE hosted by London based Jonathan Phillips. Produced and directed by Hector Galan. Executive producers are Jerry Daigle and Michael Arata of Sunrise Films, LLC. Original Music composition by Joseph Julian Gonzalez.
Galan Inc. is starting production on CHILDREN OF GIANT, a documentary feature set in the West Texas town of Marfa, Texas, with filming set to commence in summer 2013.
Children of GIANT unearths deeply wrought emotions in the small West Texas town of Marfa, before, during and after the month-long production of George Stevens’ 1956 feature film, Giant. Based on the controversial Edna Ferber novel of the same name, the film, Giant did not shy from strong social-issue themes experienced throughout post-WWII America. George Stevens, its producer and director, purposely gravitated to the drought-ridden community of Marfa for most all of the exterior scenes. Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Hector Galan weaves clips from the feature film with the voices of the Mexican American and Anglo townspeople, cast and crew who experienced this unique conjunction of art and life in the summer of 1955. Executive producers are Carolyn Pfeiffer and Hector Galán and producers, Karen Bernstein and Evy Galán.
Also in pre-production is THE WAR WITHIN, a two part documentary series for PBS that tells the story of Latinos in America’s Wars and on the third of the Tejano music trilogy following Songs of the Homeland and Accordion Dreams. ORQUESTA! brings the early Tejano Big Band sound to life and mirrors the history of the Mexican American experience of the 50s and 60s.
Galán Inc. productions include the PBS series Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement, Visiones: Latino Art and Culture, Chasing the Basketball Dream, Who Cares About Children, in the Shadow of the Capitol, The Dallas Drug War, Stopping Drugs, New Harvest, Old Shame, Shakedown in Santa Fe, Cuba:A Personal Journey, Los Mineros, The Hunt for Pancho Villa, Songs of the Homeland, Forgotten Americans, Vaquero The Forgotten Cowboy, Accordion Dreams, Los Lonely Boys Cottonfields and Crossroads and many more. Check out the catalog link above for films now available on DVD.
Check out the complete filmography on the link above and featured film clips below.
For more on Hector Galán, see the biography link above.