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Filmmaker's Screenplay Set in South Texas Wins Various Awards

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

A local filmmaker is working to develop his latest film for the big screen, and the screenplay has already won some awards.

Edward Tyndall, assistant professor of media production in the Department of Communication and Media at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is working on a new film called "Falfurrias."

It has recently received various awards, including the Park Avenue Award in the Drama competition of the New York Screenplay Contest. It is also part of the Oaxaca International Film Festival Screenplay Contest, a finalist in the Starz Denver Film Festival, and second rounder in the Austin Film Festival.

The fictional story is about the journey of an undocumented little girl who is an orphan of the Mexican drug war, trying to reunite with her sister in the U.S.

"It's really about her journey from South Texas up to West Texas to reunite with her sister," Tyndall said.

Tyndall said the next step is casting and location shooting. He hopes to start shooting by the summer of 2015.