Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Our First Fundraising Event!

Dear Friends,

You are invited to a special event! Click on the image for more info.

We hope you can stop by and spend an exciting evening with us and get to see some of the incredible progress that has been made on the documentary - “The Last of The Gunslingers.” You will get to see pictures, trailers, interview clips and get to meet some of original members of this unique task force.

To RSVP for this event, click on the below link:

For more information about the documentary visit:

We hope to see you there!


Robert Godina - Director
Veronica Godina & Colleen O’Halloran - Producers

** Can't make it but still want to help. You can! Please make a tax deductible contribution to our film through International Documentary Association. Donate Today

Monday, December 28, 2009

In memory of Lt. Dick Snider

I received the sad news that this morning Lt. Dick Snider (ret) passed away due to complications with cancer. He was the founder of BARF. I had the opportunity to interview him and his lovely wife, Judy, a few months ago for the documentary.

Our hearts go out to all his family and friends. I only wish he could of seen the completed documentary but I am so grateful to have met him. He was a great man and left a great impression on me.

- Robert

Thursday, August 27, 2009

My trip to Missouri

A few weeks ago I took a trip to Missouri and spent a day with Lt. Dick Snider (ret) and his lovely wife, Judy.

Dick was the originator of The Border Crime Task Force. He was the founder. If it wasn't for him the project never would of existed.

I spent the day interviewing him for the documentary. He is a great man and very brave. The stories he told me are incredible. His contributions to the history of law enforcement is just amazing.

Can't wait to see how his final interview comes out in the documentary.
- Robert

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Great news! Our first trailer is up!!!


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sheriff Kolender Retirement Party

Last night I had the privilege of attending a retirement party for the Sheriff of San Diego, Bill Kolender. He retires later this month. In 1976 Mr. Kolender was the Chief of Police of San Diego and he was the one who approved The Border Crime Task Force.

The majority of the task force members were present. It was great to see all the guys together in one location. The next time they all get together like this again will be at the movie premier for the documentary. Mark my words : )


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Great news!

Our documentary now has fiscal sponsorship by The International Documentary Association (IDA). After submitting a proposal to them for review they have deemed this documentary to be worthy of fiscal sponsorship by them.

We are very excited and know that this will open many doors for us and help us to get this documentary done.

Click here for more information.

- Robert

Thursday, May 14, 2009

After 53 Years, Kolender Steps Down

San Diego Sheriff Bill Kolender, who was the San Diego Chief of Police during the events of this documentary, is retiring. Sheriff Kolender was instrumental in approving the task force and eventually disbanding it due to safety concerns for the officers.

Click here to read the actual article.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Manny Lopez Radio Interview

Here is some more media this week from Manny. He did a radio interview on a local San Diego internet radio station. The web site is www.artrocks.ws. You can listen to the interview on their web site or click on the play button below.

Manny talks about being a police officer and about the Border Crime Task Force. The documentary is also mentioned.

- Robert

Monday, February 23, 2009

San Diego Magazine Press!

Here's some cool news! An article on Manny Lopez came out in the March 2009 edition of San Diego Magazine. We get a little more history on Manny and the documentary is also mentioned.


- Robert

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"Lines & Shadows," in Spanish

My late grandfather was a prolific reader. Prior to him passing away (over 15 years ago) I visited him in Mexico one day and we started talking about recent books we were reading. To my amazement he started talking about "Lines and Shadows," which I was reading at the same time. It was a total coincidence.

He stated how important the story was and how the border problems had no easy solution. After I started this documentary I searched for his copy of the book but it looked like it was lost - until by accident my grandmother found it and sent it to me. Here you can see the cover.

On the last page of the book it states this is one copy of only 30,000 copies that were printed. A collectors item in my opinion : )

The translation for the paragraph at the bottom of the book reads as follows - "10 men try to conquer the complex and dangerous frontier between the United States and Mexico. A novel where reality is even more terrifying than fiction."

- Robert

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Words of Encouragement

I received this email the other day from a police officer in Camden, NJ. It's really great to get emails like this and to know that people do care about this story. To me it's really encouraging and it's evident that other police officers understand the importance of this project and the personal sacrifice these men went through.
"Every once in a while I surf the net looking for any info I can find on the heroes of what I consider to be one of the most incredible stories in the history of law enforcement.

"Your project is, in my opinion, is long overdue. The story of what these officers accomplished in those hills at great personal sacrifice needed to be expanded upon.

"Lines and Shadows remains my favorite book. A book that I always felt should be transferred to film. The participants needed to be heard through their own voices. I will be visiting your website periodically in anticipation of any news on your project. Thank you."

Sergeant Kurt Clauss
Camden City Police Dept.
Camden, NJ