Archive for the ‘Luck Films’ Category

Willie Nelson & Family, “Desperados Waiting For a Train”

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

“Desperados Waiting For A Train” – Willie Nelson from Luck Films on Vimeo.

Willie Nelson and family cover the Guy Clark classic “Desperados Waiting For A Train”.
February 2010 – Luck, Texas
Directed by Willie Nelson and Norman Macera
Produced by David Von Roehm and Kerry Wallum for  Luck Films –

Produced in association with:

Capricious Systems
Fast Talk’n Productions
Ningun Films
Rebel Production Associates
Letter8 Media
Off on a Tangent Productions

Special thanks:
Wilmington & Western Railroad

Willie Nelson & Family, ‘Desperados Waiting for a Train’

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

“Desperados Waiting For A Train” – Willie Nelson from Luck Films on Vimeo.

Willie Nelson and Family, “Desperados Waiting for a Train”

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Willie Nelson and family cover the Guy Clark classic “Desperados Waiting For A Train”. February 2010 – Luck, Texas.
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Lukas Nelson, Philadelphia (7/20/2011)

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

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Thanks to David Von Roehm, of Luck Films, for sharing these photos of Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real in Philadelphia yesterday. All photos by R. Bryant for Luck Films. David said they filmed the concert, so video is something to look forward to.

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See more great videos from Luck Films at their website.

Celebrating Willie Nelson’s birthday at the BackYard

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011


David von Roehm of Luck Films, and Chris Combs, at Willie Nelson’s birthday concert at the BackYard in Austin on 5/30/2011.

Willie Nelson and Family, ‘Desperado Waiting For a Train’

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Willie Nelson and family cover the Guy Clark classic “Desperados Waiting For A Train”. February 2010 – Luck, Texas.
Video: Luck Films ( )

“Desperados Waiting For A Train” – Willie Nelson from Luck Films on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Photo: David von Roehm, Luck Films

New project for Willie Nelson and Luck Films

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

David Roehm, of Luck Films, took this picture of Paula, Amy, Suzie, Anthony Nelson, along with Matt Hubbard and other family at Luck, Texas last week. David was in town to film, and this photograph is a still from a future Luck Films project. David is a producer/director, and a partner in Luck Films, along with Willie Nelson, Kerry Wallum, Scott McCauley and Norman Morcera.

To see Luck Films projects including concert videos, music videos and learn more about their other projects, visit:

Luck, Texas

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011


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Sculptor Clete Shields creates Willie Nelson statue for Austin; CharterTech High School makes a documentary

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Sculpture Clete Shields
Photo by:  David Von Roehm

Filmmaker David Von Roehm and students of Charter Tech High School are filming a documentary about Philadelphia Sculptor Clete Shields, who was commissioned by the City of Austin to create a sculpture of Willie Nelson. 

The sculputure will be installed on Willie Nelson Boulevard in Austin, and is scheduled to be dedicated this summer.     David Von Roehm is a partner in Luck Films, with Willie Nelson, Norman Macera, Scott McCauley, and Kelly Wallum.  The documentary will be produced by chARTer~TECH Films, with support from Luck Films.    You can learn more about Luck Films, at

David says, “I hope to have video shot throughout the whole process from wax to bronze to presentation including interviews.”


Here is Shields with part of the sculpture he is making.  I think the process is he carves it, they make a mold with plaster around the wax sculpture, then they pour the melted bronze in the mold, and it melts the wax and creates the sculpture. 

all photos by David Von Roehm

And here’s the students and Clete Shields at the end of their photo shoot.


“Desperado Waiting for a Train”

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

“Desperados Waiting For A Train” – Willie Nelson from Luck Films on Vimeo.

Happy Birthday, Kerry Wallum

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Best wishes for a happy birthday to Kerry Wallum, actor, producer, wine maker.

He’s pictured here with Willie Nelson, David von Roehm, Norman Macera, Scott McCauley, of Luck Films.

Willie Nelson, ‘Desparado Waiting for a Train’

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

“Desperados Waiting For A Train” – Willie Nelson from Luck Films on Vimeo.

Willie Nelson, ‘Superman’ (by Luck Films)

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Luck Films has released another video from the Willie Nelson & Family concert at Willie’s Place Theater, at Carl’s Corner, Texas, on December 16, 2009.

To see all the videos they have released so far:

Paula Nelson, at Paso Robles Digital Film Fest (11/21/2010)

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Various times, Nov. 19 through Nov. 23 
Various locations in Paso Robles 
$133 to $150 all-festival pass, daily passes $15 to $55 

As Benford Standley sees it, Paso Robles is perfectly positioned to become a top California destination.

“South of us is Hollywood and movie stars and millionaires. North of us are all the techno-geeks and billionaires,” said Standley, founder of the Paso Robles Digital Film Festival. “In Paso Robles, we want to create a place where those two can merge and network.”  

“Most film festivals — except for Cannes and Tribeca and Sundance — only have one or two big movie stars who come and accept their awards and leave,” Standley said.

In the case of the Paso Robles festival, he added, “They’re not just coming and leaving. They’re staying the night.”

Famous faces at this year’s festival include Martin Sheen’s brother, Joe Estevez; Anthony Quinn’s son, Francesco Quinn; and Gary Conway of “Burke’s Law” and “Land of the Giants.”

Bela Lugosi Jr., will present his father’s most famous film, “Dracula,” and promote newly launched Lugosi Wines. And past festival attendee Cass Warner, the granddaughter of Warner Bros. co-founder Harry Warner, returns with her documentary “The Brothers Warner,” about the studio’s pioneering history.

“In the entertainment world, these are the children of royalty,” Standley said, adding that Gina Merz, granddaughter of “War and Peace” director King Vidor, will also be present.

They’re not the only famous offspring attending the festival.

Clint Eastwood’s eldest son, jazz musician Kyle Eastwood, will perform Nov. 21 alongside country star Willie Nelson’s daughter, Paula Nelson, and her band.

“There are not two more iconic men in the business than Willie and Clint,” Standley said. (Nelson’s production company, Luck Films, will also be present.)

According to Standley, panel discussions, interviews and other festival events will be broadcast live in high definition over multiple platforms, including television and social networking sites.

He’ll also film festival proceedings for an upcoming DVD. “From Film to the Digital Age” will compile footage from all three festivals. “That’s part of the goal — to create this new venue, this new portal for independent film,” Standley said. “We’re not on the cutting edge. We’re the sword.”

Now in its third year, the Paso Robles Digital Film Festival features five days of film screenings, concerts, panel discussions and parties. The festival runs Nov. 19 to Nov. 23 in Paso Robles, at locations including Level Four, Le Vigne Winery, Franklin Hot Springs and the Pine Street Saloon. 

“This year it’s all about the films, the music and the wine,” Standley said. 

About 1,800 people attended the inaugural Paso Robles Digital Film Festival in November 2008, Standley said. 

Although that first festival didn’t attract the crowds organizers had anticipated, due to the economic downturn, he said, “The show itself was incredible.” 

Oscar winner Clint Eastwood showed up to honor his longtime editor, Joel Cox. A premiere screening of the documentary “This Is Not a Rodeo,” attended by professional bull riders Gary Leffew, Ty Murray and Justin McBride, all but sold out, and concerts featuring The Bacon Brothers and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott also proved popular.

Last year’s festival, also held in November, drew actors Gary Busey, Luke Perry and Kathleen Quinlan, among others. 

This month’s festival is a smaller, more intimate affair than in previous years, Standley said, explaining that he’s reduced the number of events by half to ensure that festival goers can attend everything they want.