The Canary Islanders

San Antonio's history was defined by a group of people from an island nation.
About Project

We traveled to San Antonio and followed three Canary Islander descendants, as they spoke of their ancestors’ impact on the city. This film is displayed in the main exhibit hall of The Bullock Texas State History Museum.

Editing, sound design, and color grade was completed at our studio in Austin.
Story scripted and produced by the Merit team.

Directed by Owen Schwartzbard


2 Day shoot
3 week turn-around


4 minute documentary film
2.5 minute exhibit version