Monday, June 30, 2008

Photos Restoration

We have started restoring old photos from The Border Crime Task Force. All I can say is wow! I am really happy with the results so far. There are plenty more to fix.

These photos are over 30 years old and some look like they were taken yesterday. Kudos to the guys for keeping these photos as they will be important to the documentary.

You can see some samples of how they looked like "before" and "after" with the help of Photoshop.

I can't wait to include them in the final documentary.

- Robert

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Fred Gil Interview

Fred Gil came out today for his interview. He was also a member of the Border Crime Task Force - or BARF (Border Alien Robbery Force) as it was later called.

Fred is another great guy and we want to thank him for taking the time to talk to us. As I talk to more and more of them I am finding out how much they wanted to help the illegal aliens crossing the border at that time. They were really sincere and wanted to make a difference.

Thanks Fred!


Friday, June 20, 2008

Manny Lopez Preview Clip

It's official. Today we put up our first media clip from Manny's interview.


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Eddie Cervantes Interview

We interviewed Eddie Cervantes yesterday who was also part of the Border Crime Task Force. We want to thank him for taking the time to talk to us. Eddie is a great guy and contributed enormously to the project.

Thanks for the t-shirt!


- Robert

Saturday, June 14, 2008


It started one day around ten years ago with a visit to my favorite place in the world - my local bookstore. I came across a book which intrigued me just from reading the dust jacket.

That book was called "Lines and Shadows" written by Joseph Wambaugh . This was a best seller about the exploits of The Border Crime Task Force. At that time I had only been familiar with the film, "The Onion Field," which was based on Mr. Wambaugh's book by the same title. I thought the film was very powerful and I especially remembered the great performance of James Woods in that film.

I think I read "Lines and Shadows" in just a couple of days and ever since this amazing story has been etched in my brain. I always felt the story needed to be told visually through a documentary or film.

I related to the story in many ways. I had many family members come across the border during that same time period (1976) and thankfully none of them fell victim to some of the horrible crimes.

I am very excited that we have finally started production on a documentary based on these events. I can't thank all the guys of The Border Crime Task Force enough for their generosity in talking to me and getting their story told. A special thanks to Mr. Wambaugh for bringing this incredible story to light.

- Robert

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Production begins!

Yesterday we started the interview process. We started with Manny Lopez who was the leader of the project. I want to thank him for his time. He was very generous. It's amazing how he recalled all of their exploits with such great detail.