Moving Stories: Videos from the American South
Ace - The Gas Station Cowboy
Meet a man from Italy, Texas, who maybe … just maybe … has life all figured out.
Crew & Credits
Created By: Brigade Visual Support
Director of Photography: Kyle Pugh
Editor: Evan H. Senn
Camera Operators: Kyle Pugh and Evan H. Senn
Original Music: David Nyman
Title Design: Matthew McNary of Hammerpress and Roger Strunk
Title Animation: Method Productions
Color Grading: Kyle Pugh
Sound Design and Mastering: Frank Turbé
Run Time: 8:29
Release Date: 10/7/15
Italy, Texas, is a little town of fewer than 2,000 people, about 45 miles south of Dallas. Not much there, really, but that doesn’t matter to Ace.
Outside a gas station in Italy, Ace sings country classics with the help of a karaoke machine. He accepts whatever tips come his way. Some folks don't make eye contact, some folks do. Ace just knows that when you bring a song into the world, you bring a little happiness, too.
You’d do well to spend eight and a half minutes of your day with Ace, the gas-station cowboy. We think ol’ Ace has the right outlook on life. And we’re grateful to our Midwestern pals Evan H. Senn and Kyle Pugh of Brigade Visual Support for allowing us to show their wonderful little film about a wonderful old man.