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Children of Giant receives production grant from Latino Public Broadcasting

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

James Dean on the set of Giant

Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) has selected Children of GIANT(Galan Inc.) for a production grant from their 2012 Public Media Content Fund. Children of Giant will start production in Summer of 2013. Children of Giant explores social issues throughout history, weaving a scenic exploration of the Academy Award winning film, George Stevens’ Giant, and contemporary interviews. The film will include interviews with local people in Marfa, many of whom were involved with the making of Giant, as well as cast members and production crew. . Children of Giant is directed by Hector Galán.  Executive producers are Carolyn Pfeiffer and Hector Galán  and producers, Karen Bernstein and Evy Galán.



Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Jonathan Phillips

The Road From Christ to Constantine, hosted by Jonathan Phillips, Royal Holloway University of London historian and frequent consultant to BBC Radio and BBC Television,  is a series of six brilliant one-hour episode which follow the path of a small Jewish sect as it grows into the world’s largest religion, Christianity.


The series takes viewers on a journey inside the New Testament to the actual places where real people lived momentous events that changed the world forever. Our host, Jonathan Phillips explores these sites with renowned archeologists, historians, and theologians to discover just how the world’s largest religion sank its roots, struggled to survive, and finally triumphed. Shot on HD blu-ray.

The series is produced and directed by Hector Galan. Currently finishing post production, the series will be completed in summer 2013. Executive producers are Jerry Daigle and Michael Arata of Sunrise Films, LLC.



Monday, February 1st, 2010

Now available on DVD at Texas Folklife

The Big Squeeze is a joyful leap into the heart of Texas music. And where there’s music there’s usually some grilling going on. That’s why Herminio Ramirez builds a stage right in the tiny kitchen of their Houston home for his son John. From the urban barrios of Houston to the colonias along the U.S.-Mexican border, legacies fueled by the passion-stirring combination of family, friends and food, is being passed along. In The Big Squeeze, we follow 16 year old John Ramirez and other young musicians as they do battle at the statewide accordion throwdown.

The Big Squeeze had  its world premiere at the SXSW Film & Music Festival

a production of Galán Inc for Texas Folklife.


Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Spanning a period of almost eighty years, this inspirational and compelling film captures the life and legacy of Patrick Flores, the first Mexican American to be appointed Bishop in the history of the Catholic Church. The film chronicles his childhood and early years as a migrant farm worker, high school drop out and cantina musician. Patrick Flores dreamed of becoming a priest, a nearly impossible goal for a Mexican American in those days in Texas. The film is a microcosm of the struggles and triumphs of Mexican Americans. The film captures Patrick’s amazing journey to the top hierarchy of the Catholic Church, becoming one of the most influential Latino leaders in the United States.

PBS Broadcasts: Summer/Fall 2008.

Now available on DVD! Check the catalog link above.

Film Previews

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Check out these film clips – more under the filmography link above.

Accordion Dreams
Cinco De Mayo
Cottonfields And Crossroads
Forgotten Americans
I Love My Freedom, I Love My Texas
Los Mineros
New Harvest Old Shame
Songs Of The Homeland
The Color Of Your Skin
The Hunt For Pancho Villa

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