If the name Chris Hanna sounds familiar, he should. He was the director of the Tony Romo documentary, Now or Never: A Tony Romo Story, back in 2019 (which Steve Kaplowitz got to see an exclusive screening in Burlington, Wisconsin). Chris is also one of the founding members of ZGN Productions & the El Paso Media Fest.

For years he's been busy creating local content & national content. Since 2017, he has helped direct & create the PBS show: Art of A Cowboy with Steve Boaldin. It ran for 3 seasons between 2017-2019.

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This past weekend Chris premiered his new documentary called Art of A Cowboy. The film was a deeper look into Steve's early family life, his love for painting & his life working on the farm as a cowboy. Kappy & I were actually present at the screening to support Chris.

After the movie, there was a Q&A session along with co-producer Rebecca Garcia, where they went into deeper detail on what it was like filming the documentary. The filming process took about 25 days to film in 3 different locations in Oklahoma & Kansas. However thanks to the pandemic, it took over a year to complete.

But nevertheless...the movie was complete & Chris has been able to show the film in various screenings around the US including El Paso.

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It was pretty interesting seeing how Steve got into painting & him showing off his work (if you want to see all the stuff Steve has done, you can find them on his website.) If I was going to describe Steve Boaldin...think Bob Ross with a cowboy hat (also minus the giant glorious afro).

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Chris said Art of a Cowboy is only being shown in theaters at the moment, however he said he's looking for a possibly digital release in the winter of 2022.

We know making a film of this scale is a lot of hard work so we want to congratulate on Chris & his team on getting Art of A Cowboy complete. We definitely hope to see more from Chris & every filmmaker in El Paso.

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