Name: Sweet Van Loan
Lives in: Austin, Texas
Company: Van Loan Productions
Occupation: Actor, Assistant Director, Author, Creative Executive, Playwright, Producer, Puppeteer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor and Voice Artist
The Raven Series
Television Actress, Producer, Writer, Director
Film (short) by Chris van Loan (Drama) Actress A stone can be used to build or to break a soul.
Film (short) by Chris Van Loan II (Sci-Fi) Actress, Producer
James the Butcher Johnson
Film (short) by Chris van Loan Sr. (Drama and Music) Actress, Set decorator The radio interview of a popular African American street musician reveals a dark yet enlightening history. Featuring Kevin Gant, the star of the of the Jay Duplass documentary, 'Kevin', in his first acting role as the seemingly upbeat and spiritual street musician, James 'the Butcher' Johnson. This story of pain, betrayal and redemption can only be heard when the music stops.
Film (short) by Chris van Loan (Comedy and Drama) Actress, Miscellaneous Crew Elijah Pratt makes a wrong turn while delivering an order of paint based on the information provided by his dying father. The phone call he makes in order to get better directions leads to a comic encounter with a cantankerous middle aged African American man but also provides an encounter that may change his life forever. Written by Anonymous
Free the N Word
Film (short) by Chris van Loan (Documentary, Comedy and Music) Miscellaneous Crew, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Production manager, Self A young white rapper struggles to use the 'N word' like his black rap idols. Are we ready to free the N word?
The Black Mariachi
Film (short) by Chris Van Loan II (Documentary, Biography and Music) Miscellaneous Crew Makalani Jones, an Austin musician, struggles to make ends meet as an eclectic trumpet player in a Mariachi band which has been in the family for three generations. Except he's not at all Hispanic, he's Black. Austin has no shortage of musicians but many of these artists have other full or part-time jobs to pay the bills and support their hobby. Makalani on the other hand is a full-time musician who has a newborn child that he is trying to support. A recent Huston-Tillotson University graduate, he has played with musical greats such as Wynton Marsalis, performed classical music at recitals, and plays as the centerpiece of his band dubbed 'The Makalani Movement.' Makalani talks about multiculturalism and the history of different cultures blending. Written by Anonymous