|The Gonzales Joe Bailey Memorial doucmentary is being produced by Chris Elley, owner and director of Electro-Fish Media.|
|A life of fascination with all things, especially people, has led Chris Elley to a habit in film. From dreaming of being everything from a professional basketball player to an archaeologist, Chris continues to fulfill his rabid curiosities through television and film production.
For the last 13 years, Chris has produced in the commercial, independent and corporate arenas on a variety of topics. His work has appeared everywhere from major film festivals to CBS News 60 Minutes and the Food Network. He is currently touring his third documentary Barbecue: A Texas Love Story that highlights the incredible passion and eccentricities of Texans (available on DVD Fall 05).
One of todays most interesting speakers on Texas culture, Chris enjoys discussing his native state and its people with anyone and everyone. From his 10,000-mile barbecue journey to his inside look at NASA during the U.S. space race with Russia, Chris exposure to Texans of all shapes and sizes helps him put historic and modern events in context to the rest of the world. Most recently, Chris joined Dan Rather at the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party to explain to New Yorkers what Texas BBQ is truly about.
Chris is owner and director of Austin-based Electro-Fish Media LLC. He holds an M.A. in Mass Communication. He has previously served as Director of On-Air Marketing and Senior Producer for CBS KEYE-TV as well as held various producing positions in the broadcast and corporate worlds. Chris has been featured on numerous television and radio programs, as well as print and web publications across the country, most recently BBQ with Bobby Flay on the Food Network.
Best of South by Southwest 04 South by Southwest Film Festival
Winner & Special Jury Award WorldFest International Film Festival
Winner Farmington Funny Film Festival
3-Time Winner 2004 Telly Awards
Winner Oxford Film Festival
Finalist U.S. National Short Film Competition
|Gonzales Joe Bailey Documentary
Status Update 10/18/07
The story of Gonzales Joe Bailey captured our imaginations nearly three years ago when the committee approached Electro-Fish Media. From the outset, we knew that a documentary on this horse and his legacy would be a wonderful story and a service to the community of Gonzales and small towns across America. Simply put, this storys essence is the essence of America and its agricultural roots.