Each phase of production is key in capturing and editing primary material–interviews and images–all part of a statewide collaboration from Austin and Houston to Dallas, Lubbock and Canyon, Texas, where associated scholars, curators, historians and collecting institutions central to Reaugh’s legacy are found.

Here are the phases of production along with the funds and in-kind donations that have been secured and those that we currently need. Please consider being a champion for this project by donating to our final stages of  marketing, and distribution.

Your Help Still Needed!

Marketing & Distribution – As of 7-15-15, wish we could say we are finished with fundraising but we still need funds for marketing and distribution. And any networking is key! As Michael Grauer, Curator of Art and Western Heritage, Panhandle-Plains Historical Musuem puts it, “Now it remains for film festivals, public institutions, and public television, to air this exemplary piece on one of America’s truly great unsung artists and historical figures.”

Funds Already Secured!

Pre-production – DONE! $9,230 in in-kind donations for research, consulting, pre-interviews, website, publicity and coordination for production phases to come.

Preview Trailer – DONE! $9,074 all donated – for equipment, personnel, music rights, artwork, post-production for a 5 minute promotional teaser for the website and promotion. [Read and see it here…]

Austin Shoot DONE! $14,000 for this phase of production that received funds for $8,000 plus an additional $6,000 in in-kind donations for this 2-day shoot to interview Lucretia Donnell, Texas artist and Frank Reaugh student, and Peter Mears, Curator at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin. [Read about our success here…]

Denton at UNT on the Square – DONE! $3,300 for one-camera shoot to capture the beautiful Reaughs on display and spend a day at UNT on the Square.  Thanks to Herbert Holl, Meredith Buie and Erin Chalkley for their assistance at the gallery. [Read more here…]

Dallas – Phase 1 –  DONE! $7,500 donated by the Summerlee Foundation for a team to capture four more key interviews at the beautiful offices of the Summerlee Foundation, also donated!  [Read more here…]

Dallas – Phase 2DONE! $4,000 dollars raised for a one day shoot to film Michael Grauer, Curator of Art at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and Michael Ennis, veteran art critic and historical novelist at David Dike Fine Art. [Read more here…]

West Texas – DONE! $12,000 was raised for a 4-day shoot in Canyon and West Texas to capture artwork from the vast collection at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum with a special Reaugh sketch trip along the way to record Tule Canyon, Quitaque Peaks, Medicine Mound, and Buzzard Peak. Funds remaining went to post-production.