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 Andy Luck started Open Eye Film and it is my pleasure to open the website in 2017 in his footsteps. He was introduced to me as “the nicest man you’re ever likely to meet.”    

  He proved to be that indeed, a gentleman film-maker and photographer of great talent and charm. It was important to the founder of OpenEye Film,  that short programmes should be entertaining and concise within an overriding framework of accurate research and editorial integrity. I will endeavour to maintain that tradition of editorial integrity and ethics. Charles Paxton Business Card.


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Open Eye Film aims to serve clients’ demand for filming, photography, articles and programme production in a diverse range of genres. Charles Paxton would be proud to produce short films for you.

My HQ DVD version of the panel discussion video filmed on January 24th, 2019 at the Union Museum of History and Art in Farmerville, Louisiana, USA is now published on YouTube.

The Quinceañera Tradition among Hispanic Families of North-Central Louisiana

 What is a quinceañera?  Why is it so significant among Hispanic families of North-Central Louisiana? Find out by watching this video.


Five panelists explore the quinceañera tradition in a discussion in the Union Museum of History and Art, 116 N. Main St., Farmerville.  The discussion is Moderated by Dr. Susan Roach, Louisiana Tech University professor and folklorist.

 The Panelists who discuss sacred and secular customs of quinceañeras are Mary Barrios, Claudia Escobar Wade, Fr. Al Jost, Maria Lopez, and Juanita Lopez. The event and the film is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  It is one of several events slated in conjunction with the museum’s “Mis Quince – My Sweet 15” exhibit running Jan. 16-Feb. 23.

These include a cookery workshop with Mary Barrios on Feb. 9th and 'Plan your own Quinceañera' on Feb 23. All are welcome!

From 1998-2009, Dr. Roach was folklorist for the Louisiana Regional Folklife Program branch at Louisiana Tech, where she conducted research, provided technical assistance to institutions and organizations, and developed presentations on the folk-life of the north central and delta region.  Among her many research subjects are Hispanic populations of Union Parish.  She is Director, School of Literature and Language, and Mildred Saunders Adams Endowed Professor.

     For more information visit the museum itself and see the website:

 Please come along to the Union Museum of History and Art to see the exhibition and to view the movie on the museum's TV.  

“Healthcare Heroes”

 The short programme format is ideally suited to the demands of Internet download and streaming limits and the attention spans of today’s busy world, but establishing credibility in a crowded media environment is essential.

For Editorial Integrity and Ethics!

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Celebrating Young Artists! All 250 Entries in the Union Parish Library’s Youth Art Month Exhibition 2019 Won Ribbons! There were 17 categories for  different types of artistic media.

This short film celebrates the Youth Art Month 2019 exhibition and the eight speakers that feature give interesting insights into the role of art in the library’s service to the public, the ethics of respect in art teaching, some artistic inspirations and experiential development and comments from the young volunteer curators who came a long way to help set up this remarkable exhibition and make it such a success!

Celebrating African American Explorers and Adventurers for Black History Month 2020

Filmed at Union Parish Library in February 2020, this film is just over two hours long but full of interesting personal accounts from some inspirational African American outdoors men and women.This movie was filmed at Union Parish Library on Friday, February 21st 2020. It includes the following sections: Welcome and Introductions Stephanie Herrmann, Library Director Prayer of Blessing for Adventurers and Explorers. Rev. Donald Dredd, Fellowship Baptist Church/Simsboro Hit the Bike Trails with Torrance Strong Rev. Bobby Joe Douglas, Word Church/Bastrop-Grambling Torrance Strong, Cyclist Advocate #GOTSTRONG Hook, Line, and Sinker with Torica Whitty Verdell Ventroy, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Torica Whitty, Professional Angler Motorcycle Outdoor Enthusiast Backwoods Biologist with Maury Bedford Rev. Samuel Elsworth, Zion Hill Baptist Church Maury Bedford, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge Manager D’Arbonne Refuge/Ouachita Wildlife Refuge Not So Cuddly Critters with Nova Clarke Cynthia Gatson, 21st Century Learning Coordinator Nova Clarke, Environmental Educator Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge Wild West with Layon Gray