Tía Chuck is a documentary following the life and work of the late artist Chuck Ramirez. Directed by Angela and Mark Walley. This film is currently in production.
Production Notes: July 2016 Update

Production Notes: July 2016 Update

A Teenage Chuck (far left) in Carmel, CA with his Cousins Lee and Marc Rigney It’s summer! That means we’re free to get back into production on this film! Our supporters received an Email Newsletter Update this March regarding our slow progress and our plans to continue work on this documentary. We...
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Production Notes: March 2016 Update

Production Notes: March 2016 Update

Chuck Ramirez Broom Series on display at H-E-B South Flores Market This past December H-E-B opened the South Flores Market and we were thrilled when artworks from Chuck’s 2007 Broom Series were selected for display in their new location. Dya Campos, Director of Public Affairs at H-E-B stated: “We knew we wanted to work with...
Production Notes: November Update

Production Notes: November Update

Offrenda for Chuck Ramirez on S St Mary’s St, 2010 Today marks the 5th Anniversary since Chuck Ramirez’s passing. It was past midnight on the evening of November 5th when Chuck left The Monterey on bike and rode down S St Mary’s St toward his house on Stieren. Chuck was taking the party from The...
Production Notes: September Update

Production Notes: September Update

Behind the Scenes with Claudia Arozqueta at Casa Chuck On September 12th we attended a potluck event welcoming recipient of the 2015 Casa Chuck Arts Residency, Claudia Arozqueta. Claudia is a curator, researcher, and writer who regularly contributes to Artforum.com and Art-Agenda, and has published extensively in magazines, newspapers and journals. The community welcomed her...
Production Notes: August Update

Production Notes: August Update

Our Production Board, Each Card is a Scene Organized into Three Acts Since preparing the first draft of our script earlier this summer we’ve been rearranging and editing scenes to provide the best narrative arc for the film. Our rough cut has a current running time of 57 minutes. Since it’s all the interview comments back to back, this hour long cut...
Production Notes: June Update

Production Notes: June Update

We missed last month’s production update since we’ve been busy preparing and finalizing our script. We’ve edited and organized this documentary into a 34 page film script. Our interviews have been woven together into 3 Acts and 46 scenes. This process included some additional editing of our Rough Cut sequence. We’re very excited to be...
Production Notes: April Update

Production Notes: April Update

This past month has brought a lot of progress on this documentary. We’ve been collecting archive material, filming interviews, editing our rough cut, and preparing for continued production. Here our some details on the work that’s kept us busy since our last update. Archive Digging at Casa Chuck Chuck Ramirez’s Personal Photo Collection at Casa...
Production Notes: March Update

Production Notes: March Update

I’ve been looking forward to our monthly update for this documentary project. We’ve made some great progress and have a lot to share with you! We’ll start with a screen shot from our editing process: A Screenshot of our Editing Timeline, with Rick Frederick and Chuck the Cat Mark and I spent the majority of...