About the film
TRANS PECOS is a timely intervention weaving together the issues of land and water rights, while painting an honest portrait of what is to come if we allow oil interest to supersede public good. It is a cautionary tale meant to inspire people from every walk of life to take action and work toward the change that can happen if informed citizens and those in power hold oil and gas companies accountable. 
About the filmmakers
Influenced and informed by time spent with the Indigenous in multiple countries, Nicol Ragland continues to engage in a long term photographic and film exploration into humanity’s relationship to culture and the wild. By virtue of this path, Ragland has co-created the multi-media platform 'Wolf Birds' of which creates artful production for the ones who are re-building. The formula being our nature.

While recognizing the need for re-inventing media, ‘Wolf Bird Productions’ presents creative works of visual citizenship among conversations, short films and photo essays on the authentic imagineers who are re-building our world. The work is to present imagery meant to test boundaries and continually push forward an individual and collective practice of projects that critically engage emerging ideas.

Non-profit and commercial clients include St. Jude’s Hospital, The Millennium Village of Rwanda, Global Service Corps. of Tanzania, The Cine Institute of Haiti, as well as Target, Toyota, and The Special Olympics.

More of Nicol’s work can be seen at NicolRagland.com
After seven years in production on almost every continent, Jones has acquired a profound understanding of the mechanics of a shoot and the experience to successfully shepherd projects from ideation to delivery. His freelance work has taken him around the world, creating commercial spots for clients such as Apple and Powerade. In 2013 Jones co-founded THE RANGE with Anna Rau.

Since its inception, THE RANGE has produced branded content as well as short and long form works for all platforms, including Jones’ recent documentary feature debut All We Need Is Another Chance. Most recently, Jones was awarded an EMMY for his work on KCET’s documentary Third LA.
Anna Rau is a creative producer and co-founder of THE RANGE, a boutique production company creating material ranging from branded content and commercials to documentary and narrative features. In addition to the Trans Pecos feature documentary, Rau is currently spearheading a several feature length projects with subjects ranging from women’s reproductive rights to elite special tactic airmen. Rau has produced recognized feature length documentary and narrative works as well as award winning content for clients such as VICE Media, Atlantic Records, Toyota, and National Geographic among others.
Jason grew up in Santa Clarita, CA where he went on to graduate from California Institute of the Arts in 2009. He directed a short documentary called Thompson during his final year at CalArts that played Sundance and won the Jury Award at SXSW. Shortly after that he began filming his first feature documentary with Derek Waters (Drunk History) called Only the Young.

The film was acquired by Oscilloscope Laboratories and went on to be programmed in PBS's POV documentary series and recently programmed by Amazon. Jason was also named one of 25 New Faces in Filmmaker Magazine and the National Board of Review named Only the Young one of the top five films of the year. (Represented by Bec Smith, UTA)
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