In March, at Austin's SXSW film festival, filmmakers Steve Mims and Joe Bailey (my brother) premiered a film titled Incendiary: The Willingham Case. The film premiered at the Paramount Theater on Congress, and opened to a packed house. It was awesome. Steve and Joe had been working tirelessly to get the film together, and they did an incredible job. The film received the Louis Black Lone Star Award, an award given to a Texas-specific film.
The movie focuses on arson investigation, and centers around the arson case of Todd Willingham, who was put to death in 2004 for the death of his three young children in the fire. Since his conviction and death, advances in arson investigation reveal that much of the evidence used to convict him is not actually reliable evidence of arson. Willingham maintained his innocence to his death.
Check out the film's website, where you can watch the trailer and read about Steve and Joe, and the press they've received.
Here are some portraits that I took of Steve and Joe for their website.