Local Filmmaker Receives Grant to Produce Long-Awarded Spindletop Feature Film to Celebrate the Unlikely Partnership that Ushered the U.S. into the Age of Oil January 10, 2019 - Houston filmmaker Jason Leal, the recipient of a Support for Artists and Creative Individuals Grant from the Houston Arts Alliance, is today announcing his search for strategic partners for his new film project focused on the historic Spindletop event of 1901. The grant, one of the largest awarded by the organization, will be used to start production on the feature, including filming the first scene. Spindletop,
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