The Birth of Saint Elieso


I’m standing on this old movie set out in the middle of the desert. We’re setting up to shoot a film based on a story that I started dreaming up a long time ago. Two elderly Mexican men in a Texas border town have feuded over a small debt that ultimately cost the life of the woman that they both loved. It seems that I’ve watched this movie a thousand times on a screen inside my mind and now I’m standing on this set and I couldn’t picture a more perfect place to bring the story to life. Adobe mission, cantina, the desert. It’s perfect. This set has been used as the backdrop for some of the greatest westerns ever filmed including…you guessed it Lonesome Dove. Chased Judge Roy Bean around Del Rio too.