Victoria TX Independent Film Festival- Caleb Moraida
I met Caleb Moraida Friday night outside of Tasty’s Tacos picking up some street food for Brea and I. He was handing out handbills for the taco truck and asked me if I was enjoying the festival. We started a conversation and he mentioned that he had also made a film. He said it was being shown the next night at midnight, and I knew we had to go check it out. Saturday night, he took time out to talk to me for a quick minute about his film. I am glad he did. Caleb is one of the great untold stories about this whole festival The festival’s mission is to bring underground film and inspire film makers to make more films, it gives the area and chance to see something they normally wouldn’t see, and an artist it’s ability to have a crowd. Caleb’s film is the textbook story of how many great artists get their start. He did it all himself, he doesn’t really have much to say about it other than, “I made it” and “check it out”. Honestly… he doesn’t have to. Because when they screened this short film, it brought down the house. The applause for the movie was great, and it made my night. I was happy to see a local hometown kid get a better response than some of the films shown that night. I think all the movies I caught were great, but this is a kid in our HOMETOWN who did something for the sake of doing something, and it worked.