a documentary about art, life and real estate

The Filmmakers

Andrew Garrison

Director, Cinematographer, Co-Editor
East Austin Stories
Trash Dance

Andrew Garrison is an independent filmmaker working in documentary and fiction. His films have been broadcast on PBS, were award-winners in the Locarno and Berlin International Film Festivals among others, and have been selected for screening at Sundance, SXSW, New York, London, Rotterdam and other film festivals. Garrison teaches production at the University of Texas at Austin.

Nancy Bless

Texas Folklife

Nancy Bless (producer) specializes in arts programming and writing. For many years, Bless developed artist-community collaborations for the Ohio Arts Council and directed their Media Institute. Bless has curated numerous exhibitions of contemporary art, video and film, and contributed to publications on art, film and design. Her articles on Project Row Houses were the inspiration for this documentary. For several years, Bless was the Executive Director of Texas Folklife, an Austin-based non-profit where she  produced programs for PBS and NPR including the documentary, The Big Squeeze, with director Hector Galán.

Noland Walker


Noland Walker is the writer and co-producer of the documentary Jonestown: Life and Death of People’s Temple, co-producer and director of Citizen King for PBS’ American Experience series, and producer of Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story. Walker was the Peabody Award winning producer of Revolution, an episode in the Africans in America series and received a regional Emmy Award for his producing and directorial work on A Day in the Life of Jeremiah Burke High School for WGBH television in Boston.

Sandra Guardado


Sandra Guardado has cut award-winning documentaries including Paul Stekler’s Last Man Standing. As a coordinating producer, Guardado won an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Research on the film George Wallace: Settin’ the Woods on Fire which aired on the PBS series The American Experience series.

Third Ward TX Trailer

Portrait of Rick Lowe