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 at this place in production, which will inform all our decisions moving forward.

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Tia Chuck Film Script

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Tia Chuck Film Script, detail

We recently visited Ruiz-Healy Art Gallery for research in their archive. Ruiz-Healy Art has been very supportive of our project and has aided us in collecting archive material for this film. We have found lots of wonderful press clippings and have enjoyed our time discovering new material to give a rich historical context to the film.

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Ruiz-Healy Art, Chuck Ramirez Archive

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“Coconut” on the Cover of Voices of Art, Courtesy of Ruiz-Healy Art

As we’ve mentioned in previous updates, we have been keeping up to date with the restoration and installation of Chuck’s “Lost and Found” artworks for the San Antonio International Airport. The damaged light boxes were removed, reprinted, and installed in a new more prominent location at the Airport. We documented the installation process at the beginning of June.

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Film Still, Installation of “Lost and Found Series: The Retro” at the San Antonio International Airport

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Film Still, Installation of “Lost and Found Series: The Retro” at the San Antonio International Airport

Our current step is brainstorming and planning production on the film’s recreations. We have collected the majority of the archive material needed, but we will continue to research and gather material as needed.

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Tia Chuck Outline Brainstorm, detail

This summer has been busy, but we’ll keep you updated on our progress. Thanks for reading!

– Angela