Texan by Nature is excited to be the primary sponsor for Deep in the Heart, a Fin & Fur Film coming to a screen near you in Summer of 2022, with filming taking place 2019-2021 across the Lone Star State.

Deep in the Heart will be the first blue-chip wildlife documentary ever produced about our beloved Texas. The film will celebrate our many conservation success stories while showcasing some of our most important ecological issues through the eyes of wildlife and wild places. Imagine Planet Earth…but in Texas! Through narration, humor, and state-of-the-art cinematography, it will showcase approximately twenty wildlife species ranging from the iconic bison to the mysterious ocelot. The feature-length film will begin in the high plains and peaks of West Texas, flow through diverse ecoregions along our many river systems, and conclude along the bays and estuaries of the Gulf of Mexico. Deep in the Heart aims to inspire Texans to conserve our remaining wild places, to show the connectivity of water and wildlife, and to recognize Texas’ conservation importance on a continental scale.


Deep in the Heart is doing funding the Texas way: through individual generosity and Texas grants, to truly make this film by Texans, for Texans, and showcasing Texas wildlife. By donating to Deep in the Heart, you’re becoming a key member of the film team. Your contribution is critical to the production of this movie. We plan to distribute the film to millions of people in K-12 schools, universities, theaters, digital mediums, and through community screenings to benefit Texas conservation organizations. Show your support today by donating through the form below! For more information on the budget, giving, or sponsorship, please contact the film Producer, Jay Kleberg.

Follow along the journey via stories at @deepintheheartfilm on Instagram and Facebook!

Fin & Fur Films Team:

    • Directed by Ben Masters
    • Produced by Jay Kleberg
    • Associate Producer Katy Baldock
    • Director of Photography Skip Hobbie