Alfred Cervantes

Alfred Cervantes

Executive Director at Houston Film Commission
Film Commissioner

Houston, Texas

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October 2011
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About Alfred

Alfred Cervantes, Executive Director of the Houston Film Commission and a native Houstonian, has worked in the film industry in various capacities since 1992. As freelance crew, some of the movies he has worked on are Reality Bites, The Chase, Jason's Lyric, Powder, and Apollo 13. His role with the film commission is to promote the greater Houston & Harris County area to film/TV/media producers, production executives and independent filmmakers, to scout locations, and to facilitate any production's local filming experience.



  • A Gangland Love Story

    A Gangland Love Story (2010)
    Film Miscellaneous Crew

  • Waters Rising

    Waters Rising (2007)
    Film by Shawn McElveen (Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Two Hurricane Katrina evacuees from the Desire Projects in New Orleans who both end up in Houston after the storm. The storm twists the fates of these two men. The first, Jay Dee, was a feared and powerful crime boss who is humbled when he loses everything and winds up as a lowly clerk at a retail chain store. The second, Shawn, an underachieving poor kid from the neighborhood gets a fresh start and becomes a writer/novelist. Written by Anonymous

  • The Road to Galveston

    The Road to Galveston (1996)
    TV Movie by Michael Toshiyuki Uno (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Jordan Roosevelt, at 65, found herself alone, destitute, and depressed. Up against the wall, she took heart from the suggestion of a friend, a blind woman who was a nurse: enter a foster care program in which one takes care of patients in their own home. The patients she cares for are Alzheimers sufferers, and she shares her home with three other women in advanced stages of the disease, one (Gayle) wheelchair bound. And with these women, Jordan realizes a lifelong dream - to feel the ocean breeze. An accidental find of a coffee can stash of cash, buried by her late husband, makes the trip possible. Based on the true story of Peggy Lee of Camilla, Texas (the Alzheimers, the patients, and the foster care program are actual, the trip to the Galveston beaches is fictional). Written by Bruce Cameron <>

  • Powder

    Powder (1995)
    Film by Victor Salva (Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew When sheriff Barnum investigates the death of an elderly rural resident, he discovers a teenage grandson living in the basement. Raised by his grandparents, he has experienced the world only through books, never leaving the family farm. He is sent to a state home for boys where he has trouble fitting in socially. His odd appearance and unusual abilities cause the small town residents to fear and ridicule him. However, not all are afraid. Some begin to view his potential and gifts with wonderment. Written by Robert B. Young <>

  • Apollo 13

    Apollo 13 (1995)
    Film by Ron Howard (Adventure, Drama and History) Miscellaneous Crew Based on the true story of the ill-fated 13th Apollo mission bound for the moon. Astronauts Lovell, Haise and Swigert were scheduled to fly Apollo 14, but are moved up to 13. It's 1970, and America have already achieved their lunar landing goal, so there's little interest in this "routine" flight.. until that is, things go very wrong, and prospects of a safe return fade. Written by Rob Hartill

  • A Mother's Gift

    A Mother's Gift (1995)
    TV Movie by Jerry London (Western) Miscellaneous Crew A singer and her husband leave their home in their frontier town for Pioneer life in the West but realizes that life in the west is hard on their marriage and her dreams.

  • A Woman of Independent Means

    A Woman of Independent Means (1995)
    Television (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Bess Steed marries her childhood sweetheart in the early part of the 20th century and begins a life in the high society of Dallas, Texas. As time goes by, things do not work out as she expects. Her husband dies of influenza, and she finds that she must pick up and carry along with her life. She proves to be a strong, commited, and loving individual who attracts new loves into her life and finds that she can take good care of the old ones. Despite further tragedy in losing her oldest son, and a second marriage that is not all that she expects it to be she continues to survive as independently as she has discovered the courage to do so. Written by CD

  • Cultivating Charlie

    Cultivating Charlie (1994)
    Film by Alex Georges (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew

  • Witness to the Execution

    Witness to the Execution (1994)
    TV Movie by Tommy Lee Wallace (Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew This movie deals with a television network hoping to draw the biggest ratings ever while televising an execution live into the home of every American family.

  • Reality Bites

    Reality Bites (1994)
    Film by Ben Stiller (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew In this study of Generation X manners, Lelaina, the valedictorian of her college class, camcords her friends in a mock documentary of posteducation life. Troy is her best friend, a perpetually unemployed musical slacker. Vickie is a manager at the Gap who worries about the results of an AIDS test, while Sammy has problems grappling with his sexuality. When Lelaina meets Michael, an earnest video executive who takes her homemade video to his MTV-like station, she must decide what she values--the materialism of yuppie Michael or the philosophical musings of Troy. Written by Rick Gregory <>

  • Jason's Lyric

    Jason's Lyric (1994)
    Film by Doug McHenry (Crime and Drama) Editorial department The story of a young man, Jason (Allen Payne) who must confront his own insecurities about love as well as a sense of owed responsibility to his mother and troubled younger brother Joshua (Bokeem Woodbine). Jason, an assistant manager and sales clerk at a T.V. store falls in love with Lyric (Jada Pinkett Smith) and finds happiness, but his family history and mentally ill war veteran father, Maddog (Forest Whitaker) plague his life's plans before he can leave it all for a better life. Written by anonymous

  • The Chase

    The Chase (1994)
    Film by Adam Rifkin (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime and 2 More) Miscellaneous Crew Jack Hammond is sentenced to life in prison, but manages to escape. To get away from the police he takes a girl as hostage and drives off in her car. The girl happens to be the only daughter of one of the richest men in the state. In a while the car chase is being broadcast live on every TV-channel, covering the event from helicopters, the backseat of a police car, the pavement of the highway etc. Written by Lars J. Aas <>

  • The Trust

    The Trust (1993)
    Film by J. Douglas Killgore (Crime, Drama and History) Miscellaneous Crew In this true life murder mystery, we know early on "whodunnit" (the butler, actually), but the surprising charm in the story stems from the fact that the lawyer is honest and morally upright. The story of William Marsh Rice and his legacy, Rice University, where much of the film was shot. Written by Suzanne Berman <>


  • Texas Motion Picture Alliance (TXMPA) - "Person of the Year" Award

  • American Advertising Federation – Houston (AAF-H) - "Only in Houston” Award

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