Television & Film
At Electro-Fish Thought and Motion, we're driven to constantly work on original creative ideas. It's just part of our DNA. While we cherish every medium, we can't help but love the television and film formats. Most of us started in TV and Film. We're fans first, and we can't compare to anything else the satisfaction of sharing great stories through television and film. It's hard to pick, but below are a few TV and film projects we've especially enjoyed through the years, and don't forget to check out our branded documentary work on the next page.
Friday Night Tykes
In America, football is king… and nowhere is football bigger than in Texas. With exclusive access to the 8 to 9 year-old Rookies division of the Texas Youth Football Association, this 10-part docuseries follows five teams on and off the field during the 2013 season. Throughout, coaches and parents offer insight into why they believe they’re teaching valuable lessons about discipline and dedication, but also grapple with serious questions about parenting, safety and at what price we're pushing our kids to win.
From Electro-Fish, Texas Crew Productions and 441 Productions for NBC's Esquire Network. Learn more about the history of the project here, and view full episodes at official FRIDAY NIGHT TYKES web site.
Mumford & Sons - This Train is Bound for Glory
Ingredients for a good time:
- Mumford & Sons
- Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
- Old Crow Medicine Show
- A Classic Train
- Acoustic Instruments
- Woodie Guthrie Song
Electro-Fish had the pleasure of working with our friend Jeff Roe of Outlaw Laboratories who directed and edited this piece for MTV's The O Music Awards.
Learning by Heart Campaign | Schreiner University
In an effort to reach new audiences with a more authentic feel than campaigns earlier in its history, Schreiner University and agency Briscoe Hall looked to Electro-Fish Thought & Motion. The result is an EMMY-winning television campaign that has paid huge dividends through recruitment and an elevated profile for the university.
BARBECUE: A TEXAS LOVE STORY
An oldie but goodie... how can you possibly compare to traversing Texas for thousands of miles to make a documentary film about everything barbecue.
As the DVD box says: No other place in the world looks, smells or tastes quite like Texas. Tour the Lone Star State for an unbelievable look at its colorful people and their fasciation and obsession with barbecue. This EMMY-nominated Electro-Fish film narrated by Governor Ann Richards enjoys a shelf life comparable to the cuisine it highlights. Even after its 10th anniversary, it continues to be screened around the world.
2004 Electro-Fish Film. SXSW Premiere. EMMY-Nomination - Outstanding Achievement in Documentary, Cultural. Learn more about the perpetual ramifications of this film here.
GHOST TOWN: 24 HOURS IN TERLINGUA
Guns, the family jewels in a mason jar, and living in a bus without an engine… life couldn’t be better for the real-life offbeat citizens of Texas’ Terlingua Ghost Town. Once an epicenter for mining, the remote desert town is a literal shell of its former self. Naturally, it’s the final stop for those fleeing modern society and seeking ultimate freedom of personal expression. Join the residents of Terlingua for just 24 hours, and they’ll not only make you laugh; they’ll make you wonder who’s right about this thing we call “life." Narrated by James McMurtry.
In loving memory of everyone's friend, Glenn Felts. 2005 Electro-Fish Film. EMMY Award - Outstanding Achievement in Documentary, Cultural. Learn more about the history of the project here. Or buy a DVD.