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Party To Thank The SWAMP Partners–Today, March 18!

March 18, 2014 SWAMP is throwing a bash for our new “Partners” on Tuesday, March 18th, 6-8 PM at Sorrel Urban Bistro! 2202 West Alabama Houston, TX 77098

If you are already a partner, then this invite is for you. You can also attend by signing up and becoming a Partner at the door.  OR just send us an email now and we will sign you up: A SWAMP Partner is a friend who contributes to SWAMP on a monthly basis and in that way strengthens our work: To help filmmakers make films in our Houston multicultural community. Come and raise a glass and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres –ALL FREE, compliments of our host, Sorrel Owner, Ray Salti—he is also a SWAMP Partner! Already Marian Luntz, Celia Lightfoot, Dr. Chris Souders and others have become partners. Partners can support SWAMP monthly at different levels. $15 per month — Associate Partner $25 per month — Partner $50 per month — Senior Partner Become a Partner now and party with us at this inaugural Partner’s Bash! Join by filling out this credit card authorization form and emailing: or bringing it to the party.  It’s effortless. For a reasonable amount each month  that fits your budget ($15, $25, or $50) for one year, you can become a PARTNER.  It’s easy to sign up and your monthly tax-exempt contribution will be charged to your credit card. It’s painless. Just fill out the credit card permission form and email it to me at  or fax to 713-522-0953, or bring it to the PARTNER PARTY on March 18. Yup, for 36 years we’ve remained faithful to our mission: We support artists who express their visions through film, video and new media! Now it’s time to grow and get stronger. That’s why we ask you to join SWAMP as a Partner, at the level that is best for your budget. Can’t make it to the event on March 18th? No problem, just email us and we’ll sign you up: See you at Sorrel, Partner! Continue reading


Happy Holidays!

SWAMP kicks off the holidays with new board and friends hosted by The Art Guys in their studio. May your holidays be filled with joy and friends.


Left to Right: Jack Massing (The Art Guys), Sirel White, Michelle Mower, Adan Medrano (SWAMP President), Mary Lampe (SWAMP Executive Director), Alfred Cervantes (Deputy Director, Houston Film Commission), Michel Muylle, Tom Anderson, and Michael Galbreath (The Art Guys). Everyone is a SWAMP Board member, except those identified otherwise.



“The Directors’ Cut”–Friends, Fun and Love

SWAMP Staff, Volunteers and Board wish to thank all of the many members, long-time friends, newly-made friends who donated to the Happy Hour party, “The Directors’ Cut.”   We reached our goal of raising $15,000!

filmbgA Heartfelt:
شكرا  ”
and “Thank You!”


Michael Galbreth at the doorway of The Art Guys private studio gallery.


Thanks to The Art Guys for hosting at their gorgeous private art studio (With An Upstairs Bar!!)
Thanks so much to the Directors and Producers
James Allen Collins, M.D. & Patricia Lacy Collins
Franci Crane
Luigi Major
Michel Muylle
Chris Souders, M.D.
Adán Medrano & Dr. Richard Jiménez
Lowell & Michelle Mower
Sirel White
Southwest Airlines

Thanks to the many friends who bought Raffle Tickets.  We LOVE YOU!!

The Winner of the SWAMP Raffle is Elizabeth Crum of Brazos Film & Video, Fort Worth.  Congrats!  Two (2) Southwest Airlines tickets.  There are absolutely no restrictions on these Southwest Airlines tickets.  They are “must fly” tickets!



“Directors’ Cut” – A Huge “Thank You” to SWAMP Friends!


The Board of Directors of Southwest Alternate Media Project

Invite you to

“Directors’ Cut”

A happy hour reception welcoming

our newest board members,

Tom Anderson, Adán Medrano, Michelle Mower, Michel Muylle, and Sirel White

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 6:00 – 8:00 PM

At the studio of

The Art Guys,
5757 Knox Street
Houston, TX 77091

With music by Two Star Symphony

Admittance with a minimum donation of $100
(Make Donation Here)

For information: 713-522-8592, ext. 2

Mail: 1519 West Main, Houston TX 77006


Special Thanks to our donors who contributed at the following levels:

$250 Director of Photography

Jim Barham

Roger Castillo

$500   Director 

Patricia Lacy Collins & Dr. James Collins

Luigi Major

Michel Muylle

Chris Souders, M.D.

$1,000 Producer

Adán Medrano & Dr. Richard Jiménez

We hope you can make it!


Thank you,
Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP)


Click Here To Get Your Ticket to the Director’s Cut Event.