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Documentary by KFOX14 anchor joins prestigious list of undistributed gems

April 01, 2024

A music documentary by KFOX14 anchor Robert Holguin has been included in a new list of noteworthy films yet to find a distributor.

The documentary “Blood, Sweat and Beers” follows a group of Los Angeles-based podcasters and musicians called The Sloppy Boys, who made a comedy record at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas.

Holguin’s documentary is among the 20 films included in The 2024 Popcorn List, an annual survey of “highly enjoyed, independently produced feature films that do not currently have domestic theatrical or digital distribution,” according to creators Lela Meadow-Conner and Barbara Twist.

“Blood, Sweat and Beers” won the audience award at the 2023 El Paso Film Festival and received a glowing review in MovieMaker Magazine.

Its inclusion in The Popcorn List highlights not just the film's quality but also the ongoing challenges faced by independent filmmakers in securing broader audiences for their work, according to El Paso Film Festival Founder Carlos Corral.

“Our festival chose Robert Holguin’s documentary to be our nomination to the list because it represents the values, ideals and talent that El Paso filmmakers strive to voice and create in our city,” Corral said. “It’s a documentary you do not want to miss.”