Beginning this month, it’s easier for viewers from around the world to see the work of three Texas filmmakers, two of whom are from Houston.
The drug-mule thriller “Tejano” from Austin’s David Blue Garcia, which was a nominee last year for the Houston Film Critics Society’s Texas Independent Film Award and won the Dallas International Film Festival’s Audience Award in 2018, will be streaming on HBO.com and airing on HBO Latino beginning Jan. 17. It stars Patrick Mackie as a South Texas ranch hand who throws his lot in with a cartel in order to raise money to help his ill grandfather.
“Lion Killer,” the first feature-length film from Houston’s Derrick Fury, is now available on Amazon Prime. The shot-in-Houston action drama, starring Regina Teng Chen, Dave McClain and Matthew Meehan, won best Texas feature at last summer’s Austin Revolution Film Festival.
Wayne Slaten’s science-fiction film “Dropa,” set in a Soviet-controlled alternative-universe Houston, has been picked by Showtime for airing on its Showtime Beyond, Showtime Next and Showtime Extreme outlets this month. It’s available any time on Showtime Demand and next screens 11 p.m. Wednesday on Showtime Beyond. David Matranga stars as a man on the hunt for the last of a race of alien killers.