TEXAS Trocas presents the story of the Mendez family, a successful Mexican American family in San Antonio, Texas, who specialize in converting old trucks into works of art. Each of the episodes shown from start to finish the work of this family and their team, as well as the daily life of a family that, with effort and perseverance, achieved the American dream.
Forty years ago Raul Mendez Sr., the patriarch of the family, came to the United States from Mexico. He worked for years in the fields of South Texas, until he could save enough money to buy his own truck. After much effort, he managed to start his own transport business with his wife Lupita (“mere”). Years later, the new generation of the Mendez family, his sons Roland and Raul Jr., saw a great opportunity in personalized renovation and trucks, with their wives and Johann Lorraine, decided to expand the business. Thus was born one of the most respected companies in Texas, whose designs ” trocas ” have won awards and international attention. What began as a job to support the family is now a flourishing business from generation to generation.
CREDITS: Written by - Michael Mullen Directed and Produced by - Ethan Cushing http://goo.gl/oQ3T3u Production Co-Ordinator - Lisa Ingrassia Cinematographer — Yuki Noguchi Production Designer — Daniel Lavitt Hair/Makeup — Katie Vernon Studio Teacher — Tricia Hastings-Owens Art PA — Lauren Wood G/E — Grant Babbitt G/E — Luke Schlink Sound Mixer/Boom Operator — Kristen Pelz Editor — David Lacey VFX — Chris Lagarce VFX — Mark Petro Title Design — Burke Doeren
Kids: Tanner Barra Joseph Blest Bradley Bundlie Shea Cassidy Danielle Clark Brook-Lynn Easter Tal Gallen Judah Goldman Hayden Haas
The Warlocks are a nationwide, one-percent motorcycle club, with a stronghold in Florida. Their members love their club, the brotherhood and freedoms of their one-percenter lifestyle. But these same passions are the root cause of their life’s biggest conflicts–the struggle to balance family life and the fight to find normalcy in this violent subculture. Our bikers battle daily with the same basic human issues and conflicts that we all do, but they find themselves having to fight harder, at times even risking their lives, because of this lifestyle choice. Each episode tracks our bikers as they attempt to solve their problems in their own way. While the basics of their conflicts are no different than situations faced by the average Joe, the specifics are truly unique to their one-percent world. In the end, they all must make sacrifices and pay the price for the freedoms they desire.
Director & Editor: JORDAN HARO Executive Producer: GLORIA BORGES Producer: ANDREW CALVER Director of Photography: BURKE DOEREN Story & Narration: GLORIA BORGES Animation: WILL & RYAN ASHFORD Sound design: RAYMOND STONEY Associate producer: JEFF BROADWAY
Featuring : "The Birth & Death of the Day" "The Birth & Death of the Day (Jesu Mix)" "A Song For Our Fathers" Written & performed by EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY