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Jul 27, 2020

Transgender Man Finds Community on Austin Woman’s Football Team

Battling issues of gender identity, depression and an estranged father, Kaelyn Daxton found his second family in a women’s contact football team.

Jul 27, 2020

Cedar Park’s Jeremiah Chambers Overcame Long Odds to Achieve Football Stardom at Abilene Christian


Jul 24, 2020

Five Weeks – The Rise and Fall of the XFL

The XFL professional football league was five weeks into its inaugural season when play was ceased due to COVID-19 in April. The eight-team league, with teams in Houston and Dallas, filed for bankruptcy on April 13. Executives, staff and players from the Dallas Renegades and Houston Roughnecks reflect on the unfulfilled promise of the league.

Dec 10, 2018

A Festival Fit for a King

UT students Alejandra Gavilanes and Sam Bellessa set out to discover one of Central Texas’ most popular events and along the way  meet the king and his royal subjects at the Texas Renaissance Festival.

Oct 31, 2018

A Reality Check: Life After Parkland

The school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkand, Fl. is considered the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. Seventeen students and staff killed and seventeen others wounded. A University of Texas at Austin student talks about his experience as a survivor of the February 14th shooting.

Oct 31, 2018

Coping with a brain tumor, one young girl hopes for a miracle

UT students, Teyha Rassman and Madilynn Thomason, produced a short documentary about an 11-year-old girl and her family who are hoping for a miracle as she copes with an inoperable brain tumor.

Oct 31, 2018

Tiny but Fierce: A bat’s journey from patient to pet

A short documentary produced by Lawson Freeman and Daniela Quesada, “Tiny but Fierce: Midnight’s Journey” follows a unique bat called Midnight as it becomes more like a pet than a patient at the Austin Bat Refuge.

Oct 02, 2018

In this Ring, Aspiring Wrestlers Grapple with Opponents Within

“Learning The Ropes” pulls back the curtain on an upstart professional wrestling school in Austin, Texas. For the students and trainers here, the performance lifestyle of wrestling has become a way out of – and for some a way into – very real personal struggles. Produced, shot and edited by Eric Goodman and Trenton Daeschner, […]

Sep 14, 2018

Shooting Their Shot: Wheelchair Basketball Team Finds Home and Builds Family on Court

A short documentary produced by Luke Hendry and Katerina Biancardi, “Limitless” follows a group of wheelchair basketball players from Central Texas to the 2017 national tournament in Kentucky. The film goes on a journey from their home life to life on the court and the obstacles they don’t let stand in their way.     […]