About Us

The Big Bend Film Commission was created to find filmmakers and bring their productions to our part of West Texas by providing help finding film locations, production services, and talent.

Because we have members who have worked in the film business, yet somehow ended up in the Big Bend, we understand the many ever-changing nuances of any film shoot. We are funded in part by local governments and businesses, so we can provide unrivaled cooperation throughout the area, as well as insider access to locations.

We work with law enforcement and government agencies to maximize communication and cooperation. We offer information on local film crew personnel, help with location scouts, and provide local contact with those who filmmakers need to meet.

Unlike many film commissions, we do not bring producers into the area and then leave them to fend on their own.  We pledge continuing support throughout production.

John Green, Director & Co-Founder

Former owner of Alpine’s Digital Studio and the FedEx Ship Center, John has served on the Alpine Chamber of Commerce Board and was President of Alpine’s Gallery Night.

Before moving to Alpine in 1999, John worked in Los Angeles where he produced spots for Klasky-Csupo Commercials and Boeing, and worked on projects for HBO, Warner Bros, and Disney. He served as Editel’s Executive Producer and completed work for Columbia’s The Cable Guy, HBO’s Soul of the Game, and The Crime of the Century. John produced the Emmy award winning title for the television series Strange Universe Tonight, and was the Visual Effects Supervisor for HBO’s acclaimed Soul of the Game. He also produced commercials and promos at MetroLight Studios.

John’s company, Garber-Green, produced visual effects for Universal Television, and features for horror film director George Romero. John also produced commercials for EUE/ScreenGems, was the Executive Producer at the innovative MidOcean Motion Pictures, and worked on Star Trek the Motion Picture in visual effects. His experience encompasses commercials, series, features, MOWs, and corporate films on shooting stages and locations in every state, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and the Soviet Union.

Terry “Tex” Toler, Director Marketing and Development

Terry “Tex” Toler’s love affair with the Big Bend is reflected in his marketing, promotion and enthusiastic 25 year celebration of the area. He is a feature writer, advertising copywriter, photographer, playwright, singer, and an avid student of Texas history, culture and folklore. He knows his Texas and has worked the spectrum of the economic and tourism development fields.

Noting Toler’s coordination of marketing partnerships among Big Bend communities, New York-based agency behemoth McCann-Erickson tapped him as statewide Co-Op Marketing Manager on the Texas Tourism account. For two decades Toler facilitated film and photography projects in the Big Bend as a location scout. His interest in community economic/tourism development and city planning initiatives led to mayoral appointments onto blue ribbon committees and boards of directors in Austin, San Marcos, and statewide initiatives. He’s been chair of the San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau, Director of Communications for the Austin CVB, Economic & Tourism Development Director for Terrell County, Director of Tourism in Marfa, and Vice President of the Big Bend/Texas Mountain Travel Association.