Private Project

You Say Texas; I Say Barbecue

A glimpse at Texas culture as seen through food, specifically its love of barbecue. Meat smoked over fire is not a concept exclusive to Texas, but numerous patrons willing to stand in line for hours at popular Central Texas spot Franklin Barbecue in Austin, give some incite as to why they think the state makes it best in the world. What compels people to stand outdoors in the elements starting at 7AM just to get a taste of it? Why Texas? Franklin Barbecue is the restaurant chosen for this documentary because it is one of the newer, well-known kids on the block to younger foodies, while maintaining its roots in the greater, time-honored Texas tradition of making some darn-good barbecue.

  • Erica Robert Pallo
  • Erica Robert Pallo
  • Erica Robert Pallo
  • Erica Robert Pallo
    Camera Operators
  • Matthew Koshmrl
    Camera Operators
  • Jim Hickox
    Camera Operators
  • Qian Zhuang
    Camera Operators
  • Michael Roberson
    Camera Operators
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Documentary, History
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 6, 2013
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Longhorn Network
    Nation wide
    May 12, 2013
    Official Selection student short film
Director Biography - Erica Robert Pallo

The motion picture (particularly documentaries) and photography first intrigued Erica as a young child in Cincinnati, Ohio after seeing amateur home movies of her family magically flash from a noisy home projector to a rickety, fold-out screen. As she grew up and caught the travel bug, Erica kept a camera in hand as she visited almost all 50 U.S. states - sometimes staying in one for awhile (Alaska, Seattle, Washington, San Francisco Bay Area, and now Austin, Texas) - and while studying and teaching abroad in Argentina, Costa Rica and Brazil. Erica first captured the world around her on film by making short documentaries for her Undergraduate Senior Theses in Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Then at the University of Texas at Austin, she fell in love with narrative film making while pursuing an MFA in Film & Media Production there. Erica continues to produce documentary and narrative projects.

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