BFCA Member Profile
- Primary Outlet:
- CW39 TV
- Additional Outlets:
- News92.1; Texas Art and Film; Galveston.com; Galveston.com
- From the secluded mountains of Western North Carolina, Dustin Chase started writing film reviews for a local video store before he graduated high school. The connection he found helping, discussing and interacting with the movie goer, whether they agreed with him or not, was invaluable. In 2006, Dustin was introduced to Roger Ebert through world renown local artist Mel Chin. Receiving his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from The University of North Carolina Asheville, Dustin landed his first on camera Oscar nominee interview for his final project in the program; it was Jennifer Tilly. After graduation he did a year in Los Angeles and was then offered a non-related job in the Houston area which led to a variety of opportunities following his move to Galveston Island, TX in 2009. Texas Art & Film was created with Texas entrepreneur Evan H. Zimmerman, JD, and became a platform to professionally publish Dustin’s reviews. He was then accepted into The Houston Film Critics Society in 2012 and became the film critic for Texas’ oldest newspaper The Galveston County Daily News in 2011. Dustin also did a year-long movie review show “Livin’ Large” on NEWS 92FM with Joe Leydon & Doug Harris in 2014. Dustin was approached by CW39’s NEWSFIX in the fall of 2014 to be their weekly on air film critic for a segment called Flix Fix, which has now aired over 115 episodes. Dustin is currently the only broadcast film critic in Houston delivering weekly film critiques on television.