Soul Alley

This documentary is the telling of life on several all black neighborhood streets during the Vietnam war. All were in Saigon. Drugs, violence, and sex, were the activities of escape from a brutal war that took a huge toll on American troops. This was the getaway of Black GI's. White GI's had theirs as well in a war that was held on two fronts; Multi ethnic American force working together during the day, but fighting each other at night. This experience as told by soldiers moves into the by product of a life of fun away from war...children. Children of the Dust to be exact. Babies of mixed heritage. Some Vietnamese and black, some Vietnames and white, some Vietnamese and Hispanic. Mistreated as they grew up, the majority still living there have wanted to find their fathers, and move to America for a better life. This is that story. Soul Alley.

  • Ted A. Irving
    Gus & Rose, Burning Sands the movie
  • Malkolm Irving
  • Brandi Smith
  • Ted Irving
    Gus & Rose, Burning Sands the movie
  • Harry Harness
  • Uchenna AGu
    Key Cast
    "Black GI"
    CBS Amazing Race, SAnitatum, Reality Obsessed
  • Nguyen Stanton
    Key Cast
    Zero Charisma, Professor Isle's Laboratory, The Littlest Cthulhuist, Fashionista
  • Rick Wampler
    Key Cast
    "White GI"
  • Dallas McClarty
    Key Cast
    "Black GI2"
  • Chau Nguyen
    Key Cast
    "Female Narrator"
    ABC News, Fox News
  • Lloyd Gite
    Key Cast
    "Male Narrator"
    KRIV Fox 26
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Television
  • Genres:
    war, military, race, racism, culture, history
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 2 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 20, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    45,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Viet Nam
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    DSLR 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Ensemble Theatre
    HOuston, TX
    United States
    May 24, 2019
Director Biography - Ted A. Irving, Malkolm Irving

Ted A. Irving



his career as a cable


grip and camera man for John Crowe

Productions of Houston, then moved on to become a news editor for ABC KTRK

Houston during the summer of 1993

, editing stories for Marvin Zindler’s restaurant


Wayne Dolcefino’s investigative reports, Melanie Lawson, Gina Gaston, and

many others

. Ted provided contract video news editing for KPRC NBC two in 1995 and

worked full


time as a news editor and sports photographer for KRIV Fox 26 Houston

from 1996 to 1999

. As sports photographer, Ted interviewed many professional athletes

such as Kobe Bryant, Shaq, Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon, Grant Hill and many

others. His news photography experience has also led to his interviewing President

George H. Bush, Ric Fla

ir and Goldberg of WWE


As a freelancer Ted has provided digital media services for clients such as CBS

MaxPreps National High School Sports, BBN3 corporate productions, Brian Smith

Construction & Inspection, The Steve Francis Summer Fiesta, NFL Player Ja

ime Sharper,

National Urban League, and many others. In addition, Ted has worked in educational

media as an instructor with the Jack Yates School of Communication, the Director &

Instructor of the Hightower High School Digital Media Academy from 1999 until


an adjunct professor with the Houston Community College Digital Film program, an

adjunct professor with the Art Institute of Houston and finally a full


time instructor with

the Art Institute.

Ted continues to freelance through his partnerships with

BBN3 and CBS MaxPreps and

as a producer on Straight Talk with Lloyd Gite

where he has interviewed famous

Americans, such as LIFE magazine world renown photographer Bob Gomel, Jesse

Jackson, Zina Garrison and former heavy weight champion of the world George




community service extends to the National Fulbright Association after receiving a

2006 Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Fellowship. Ted is currently a member of the

National Fulbright Association Houston chapter, the Sam Houston Sta

te Univers


Alumni Board,

the Xi Kappa Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the

National Press Photographers Association

Ted earned his BFA in Radio, TV & Film from the Sam Houston State University Dan

Rather School of Communicatio

ns in 1992, hi

s Master of Arts in


degree from Texas Southern University in 2003, a Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund

Fellowship in 2006 and his certification in CBS 60 Minutes Style Production from the

Maine International Film & Video Workshops in 2001. T

ed also has a Texas Regional

Emmy, a silver and bronze Telly award for outstanding production work.

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Director Statement

I'm looking forward to getting the word out about the life of black soldiers living on Soul Alley, and all that came with it. As well as a look at the lives of their children they unfortunately left behind who are now in their late 40's and early 50's.