The video artists, played by Remy Bordas and Marisa Finos, are loosely based on filmmakers Mark and Angela Walley
Husband and wife film-making team Mark and Angela Walley have been collaborating for over a decade. Walley Films, their
independent studio, is based in San Antonio, Texas.
This film is also loosely based on the filmmakers' collaborative relationship with Texas artists Matthew Van Hellen and Jeremiah Teutsch.
These clips are sampled from historical footage from a police training video from the 1950's that is available on the Texas Archive of the Moving Image website. The short
clip, titled Criminal Interrogation, was submitted to the archive by the Texas Department of Public Safety Historical Museum and Research Center.
These clips are sampled from a 1979 film created by multiple police departments to teach law enforcement officers proper
gun fighting techniques in extreme situations. The film, which was restored by John D'Amico, is available on the Texas Archive of the Moving Image.
"Shooting Techniques," made by San Antonio filmmakers Mark and Angela Walley as part of TAMI's Mess With Texas program, explores the process of a pair of video artists as they make work inspired by films from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. The video artists, played by Remy Bordas and Marisa Finos, are loosely based on filmmakers Mark and Angela Walley and their collaborative relationship with artists Matthew Van Hellen and Jeremiah Teutsch. The Mess With Texas program was produced in partnership with Aurora Picture Show and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
This video was produced as part of the 2012 Mess With Texas program, commissioned for the exhibition Perspectives 178: CINEPLEXat the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, in partnership with Aurora Picture Show and the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. Texas-based film/video artists Kelly Sears, Mark and Angela Walley, Scott Stark, Alec Jhangiani, and Alex Luster delved into the vast collection of movies, newsreels, and homemade films in the Texas Archive of the Moving Image and created entirely new works from the footage. These new reworkings are creative intersections of past and present, bringing new life to cinematic memory.
For a list of the original films used to create the Mess With Texas shorts, click here.
Mark and Angela Walley are a husband and wife filmmaking duo based in San Antonio, Texas. They fell in love as teenagers and have been working together as artists, musicians and filmmakers for the past nine years. In 2010 they established Walley Films, an independent production company committed to collaboration and advocacy of the arts in their community. For more information, please visit their website.