Kyle and I met Ace in 2014 in Italy, Texas. We made a road-stop to get some sustenance at a gas-station. We heard his music playing as soon as we stepped out of the car. Ace is almost impossible to ignore and I had to take a picture. I didn’t say a word to him, just grabbed my camera waited for a smile and took the shot.
Once we decided on making the 'Blind Guy' and 'Jazzbo' series a trilogy, Ace came right back into my mind. I called up the gas-station and asked for his number and the short-film took off from there. We spent a few days with Ace on his land, in his one-room cabin, at the gas-station where we first met and on his stage built by his own hands. We were thrilled with the way Ace worked the camera and he is definitely a man we’ll never forget.