Texas Focus: Deep in the Heart
Texas Spirit Theater | PG | 101 min. | Documentary
January 19, 2023 6:00pm - 8:15pm
Join the Bullock Museum in partnership with Travis Audubon for a special Deep in the Heart cinematic event!
Deep in the Heart is a gorgeous documentary narrated by Matthew McConaughey featuring state-of-the-art cinematography. It is a visually stunning celebration of what makes Texas unique — its diverse landscapes and remarkable wildlife behavior that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. This family-friendly film journeys from the highest peaks in West Texas, through our aquifers, rivers, and bays, and deep into the Gulf of Mexico.
Together with the Travis Audubon Society, we invite you to join us at 6:00 p.m. for the film screening. Following the film at 7:45 p.m., Director of Conservation Strategies for Audubon Texas, Romey Swanson, will moderate a fascinating Q&A with filmmaker Ben Masters and producer Katy Baldock.
Film tickets are included with the price of Museum admission. Your admission ticket includes exhibition access until 7:00 p.m. and Third Thursday activities. All film tickets have been reserved for this event. If you have a reserved ticket, please arrive at the Texas Spirit Theater by 5:45 p.m. to be seated. After 5:45 p.m. any available seats will be given to stand-by attendees.
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Director/Writer: Ben Masters
Runtime: 101 min.
Release year: 2022
Ben Masters is a filmmaker and writer specializing in wildlife and adventure stories. He is most known for directing the feature length-documentary The River and The Wall (SXSW 2019 Award Winner) and for producing Unbranded (Mountainfilm 2015 Audience Award Winner). Masters studied wildlife biology at Texas A&M University and founded Fin and Fur Films in 2015. He is the author of two books published by Texas A&M University Press and has written for National Geographic and Western Horseman. A proud Texan, Masters loves riding a good horse through new country, filming wildlife stories that haven’t been documented before, and using movies to help conserve wildlife and wild places.
Katy Baldock is a film producer, writer, and graphic designer based in Austin, Texas. She has a passion for conservation and visual storytelling, aiming to use creative outlets as a tool to advocate for the protection of natural environments and wildlife. She is a proud East Texas native and studied communications, journalism, and art at Texas A&M University. Katy is a Producer for the Texas natural history film Deep in the Heart, was Associate Producer for the Emmy-nominated feature documentary The River and the Wall, produced American Ocelot, and assists with various production needs for Fin and Fur Films Productions. Outside of work, she’s typically finding ways to get outside in Austin, baking, reading, or exploring Texas and the western U.S.
Romey Swanson is the Director of Conservation Strategy for Audubon Texas. He works with state, national, and international partners to identify and advance important conservation strategies for the benefit of birds, landscapes, and the communities that depend on them. Romey is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and immediate Past President of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society. He is active within the Texas land trust community and was appointed to the Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Council by Governor Abbott during 2021. He serves on the Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Wildlife Diversity Advisory Committee and the newly formed Mountain Lion Stakeholder Group. Romey contributed to Deep in the Heart as lead Science Consultant. He received a Master’s Degree from Texas State University studying Wildlife Ecology in 2009. Romey lives in Austin and enjoys spending time with his family hunting, camping, and photographing wildlife.
Film programs at the Bullock Museum seek to connect the public with filmmakers and their art that you won't find just anywhere. From Texas-specific titles to films from around the globe, these programs will open up a world of stories and culture for visitors. The Bullock Museum is committed to sharing the work of filmmakers of all backgrounds and identities.
The Texas Spirit Theater located on the Bullock Museum's second floor is one of the most beautiful film experiences in Austin and features multi-sensory special effects such as lightning, rain, and other surprises.
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