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Wally

  • Andy Galloway
    Director
    Round Pegs, Square Hole (Documentary)
  • Andy Galloway
    Producer
    Round Pegs, Square Hole (Documentary)
  • Wally Linebarger, Sarah Linebarger, Karen Linebarger, Catherine Linebarger
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 29, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Southern States Indie FanFilmFest
    Biloxi
    United States
    January 2, 2018
    Finalist
  • LGBT Toronto Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    June 26, 2017
    Canadian Premiere
  • 50th Annual WordFest Houston International Film Festival
    Houston
    United States
    April 29, 2017
    Remi Winner
  • 1st Grand IndieWise Film Convention

    United States
    August 27, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Spotlight Documentary Awards
    Atlanta
    United States
    December 23, 2016
    Silver Award
  • IndustryBOOST Film Competition
    Online
    United States
    November 24, 2016
    Finalist
  • Bloodstained Indie Festival
    Shanghai
    China
    November 20, 2016
    Chinese Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Blow-Up International Arthouse Film Festival
    Chicago
    United States
    November 17, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Directors Circle Festival of Shorts
    Online
    United States
    November 17, 2016
    Official Selection
  • QCinema's 18th Annual LGBTQ Film Festival
    Fort Worth
    United States
    November 10, 2016
    Official Selection
  • 4th Annual Let's All Be Free Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    October 16, 2016
    European Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 3rd San Antonio "Q" Fest
    San Antonio, Texas
    United States
    October 13, 2016
    Official Selection - Opening night
  • Docs Without Borders Film Festival
    Nassau, DE
    United States
    October 10, 2016
    Kudos Endeavor Award, Human Spirit Section,
  • Indiewise Free Virtual Film Fest
    Online
    United States
    September 11, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Top Indie Film Awards

    United States
    July 10, 2016
    Best Documentary Short
  • Best Shorts Competition
    La Jolle, CA
    United States
    June 29, 2016
    LBGT Documentary Short Award of Recognition
  • Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    March 6, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Texas Ultimate Shorts
    Austin, TX
    United States
    February 24, 2016
    Best International LBGTQ Documentary Short
  • San Antonio "Q" Fest
    San Antonio, Texas
    July 24, 2014
    North American Premiere
Director Biography - Andy Galloway

I was born in Dallas, Texas in 1970. After graduating from High School, I pursued, and obtained a B.S. in Radio, Television, and Film from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992. At UT, I served as a reporter for the Daily Texan, and served on the production staff of the fledgling University Television Station. My productions at UT garnered some student awards and I was a finalist in the “U” student film festival. Shortly after College, I married. Though I continued to work in Video and Film productions and as a News photographer for KGNS in Laredo, Texas and became the father of two sons, Gabriel and Sam. The demands of a growing family, however, pressed for a change in career.

Making a decision to pursue education, I received a Master of Arts in History from the University of Texas Pan-American. After numerous scholarly publications and tenures at Schreiner University and St. Philips Community College, I decided to pursue doctoral studies at UNT. My historical studies became distracted. First by a divorce, then by my want to return to film. I decided that I would use my talents, now bolstered with purpose, by entering studies for a Masters of Fine Arts in Documentary Studies. I continued a position as adjunct professor with the Spring Creek Campus of the Collin County Community College District. My penchant for the underdog was seen in both his news reports for the University’s Television Station: KNTU, as well as his first year documentary: Round Pegs, Square Hole. This documentary focused on the struggle of three small businesses in Denton, Texas. Two documentaries served as 'second year docs.' The first, "Wally" is the story of an exceptional teacher who was forced to endurea trial of truth and consequences is a captivating story of endurance. My second
'2nd' year documentary was on the Battle that started the Texas Revolution: Gonzales: Come and Take It!". Inspired by the works of Peter and Dan Snow, as well as the works of Peter Watkins, I pursued a historical documentary. In this docudrama through a blend of historical reenactments and specialists, I placed the Texas Revolution within the historiography of Mexico and put a special attention to the inclusion of Tejano and Mexcian Soldatos. The current documentary I am working, "The Eviction", on is about a Homeless encampment in Dallas where the inhabitants are being forcefully evicted by the city.

Forward any questions to: Andy Galloway
andy@andydocs.com or andrewgalloway@my.unt.edu.

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Director Statement

“Wally” is a documentary. At its core is the focus of an artist and his love for his daughters. Though the discovery of Wally, the viewer is taken from voices of lives he affected as a teacher in Dallas Texas, to Wally’s descriptions of his past and present. Through a series of tribulations caused by the revelation of his sexuality and his pursuit of the truth, one constant is certain, the love for his daughters, his three guiding lights.

Shot on location, and utilizing archival footage, this documentary holds the states of Texas and Missouri as its background. Through a fluid chronology, in a 24:40 running time, the setting of the movie passes from the contemporary to the past and back again. This jumping between worlds and times is reflective of the artist who constantly dances along his own line between a past that longs to define him and a future that remains uncertain. Wally is a human in an inhumane world with only three distant lights to guide his progression into the future.