Sam Houston Movie


Sam Houston was a 19th century American statesman, politician, and soldier. Houston was a very important figure in the history of Texas, where he served as the President of the Republic of Texas, Senator for Texas after it joined the United States, and finally as governor. It may be hard to believe, but his story had never been fully told in a documentary, until release of Sam Houston - American Statesman, Soldier and Pioneer. 

The project is the vision of Executive Producer and native Texan Denton Florian who began assembling the team late in 2005. To tell the story, over 30 hours of film and hundreds of photographs are being edited into a 3 hour production. Dr. Patrick Nolan, Director of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum in Huntsville, TX said, "The Sam Houston Project is the largest collection of data, images, video, documents, and historical information on Sam Houston anywhere in the world." The objective of this web site is to make as much of that information as possible accessible to the public, to educators, and to their students.


  • Use a combination of historical graphics, photos, and video from the film to create a web site that tells the story of the man and the movie.
  • A Content Management System (CMS) backend that can be easily updated by anyone with basic computer knowledge.
  • Optimize HD quality Videos provided from broadcast quality for use on the web.
  • Create a section of the site for Educators to use as a resource rich with content that can be used in the classroom.
  • Hosting and ongoing maintenance of the site.


  • The site was demonstrated to a variety of funding sources and was very well received by all who viewed it.
  • Created a Photo Gallery that includes photos and illustrations of dozens of historic images uncovered during the production of the film.
  • Produced the site for this non-profit organization (The Texas Heritage League) that is an accessible distribution mechanism for the information on Sam Houston and represents outstanding artistic and technical value.


"Epic Software Group provided all of the expertise that we needed under one roof to overcome each of our challenges and create a world class web site. Their technical advice was spot-on, their artistic capability amazing, and their communication with us was professional in every respect."

Denton Florian