GRAY AREA WINS “BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY” IN NEW MEXICO!

After working extremely hard to finish the film for the past five years, I’m extremely proud to say Gray Area won “Best Short Documentary” at the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience!! As a first time filmmaker, this is pretty exciting, yet it’s also great for Mexican wolves! It’s been an incredible past couple of months, screening our film in Arizona, Montana, and just recently in New Mexico. We also just learned it has been selected for the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in New York! It’s been an amazing journey!

I have submitted Gray Area into several other festivals so fingers crossed it gets into some of them! Each festival helps bring added exposure to the film, and to the story of the Mexican wolf. This is why we made this film – to bring awareness to this critically endangered species! This film tells a remarkable story, and weaves an amazing narrative that truly covers the whole spectrum of the Mexican Wolf Recovery Project, while staying balanced in it’s approach. We’ve heard over and over again on how well done it is, and how balanced it is to represent all sides involved. This is important, as it helps bring people to the table for discussion – something that we work hard for following the film. In New Mexico, we held a panel discussion with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Defenders of Wildlife, and several of the characters from the film itself.  It’s good to see the film do what it’s intended for!

I’m looking forward to the months coming ahead, and stay tuned, as there will likely be more updates on future festivals and screenings! For now, enjoy some of these photos from our win in Albuquerque!

Cheers,

Alan

Executive Producer Alan Lacy standing with the “Best Short Documentary” Award

Reuniting with a few of the experts in the film. From left to right: my wife Cresaya Lacy, Alan Lacy, Dave Parsons, Jean Ossorio, Peter Ossorio, Sherry Barrett

Panel Discussion with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Defenders of Wildlife, and several experts from the film.