Natural Resources & Conservation

The Inaugural Wild Texas Film Tour Travels The State To Spread Awareness For Wildlife Preservation


The Wild Texas Film Tour is a short film tour that is traveling to 13 cities around Texas this fall to illustrate the natural environment and conservation efforts throughout the state. The tour is hosted by Ben Masters, conservationist, guide, horse trainer, filmmaker, and alumni of Texas A&M with a degree in Wildlife Biology. Ben Masters also appeared in the award-winning documentary, “Unbranded,” depicting him and three other wildlife enthusiasts riding 16 horses from Mexico to Canada.




Ben Masters hopes the film tour will make this information more accessible to the public, and especially to those who would be most directly impacted by the Texas environment such as landowners and ranchers. Mountain lion researchers were grateful to have this platform to share data about the mysterious animals with the public because “research and science are typically presented in publications rather than in films.” Film festival attendees can get involved with wildlife preservation in Texas by supporting one the Wild Texas Film Tour’s partners like the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation.



Upcoming Wild Texas Film Tour dates:

34725831162_ef015cb4da_zMidland, TX- Oct. 19 at the Yucca Theatre

Marfa, TX- Oct. 20 at the Crowley Theatre

Alpine, TX- Oct. 22 at the Granada Theatre

El Paso, TX- Oct. 23 at the Alamo Drafthouse-Montecillo

Dallas, TX -Oct. 25 at The Texas Theatre

Fort Worth, TX- Oct. 26 at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Houston, TX- Nov. 10 at the MATCH Midtown Arts & Theatre Center Houston

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After the Wild Texas Film Tour comes to an end, Ben Masters will remain busy and dedicated to their cause. They are currently working on, “The River and the Wall,” exploring immigration, a potential border wall, and how a wall would affect wildlife