A group of students are wearing helmets, orange guns, and vests.


At the Ready

A film by Maisie Crow


In addition to being streamed virtually, this film will be screened IN-PERSON. Priority is being given to badge/pass holders, who will receive more details via email.
Available to stream in Texas

United States, 2021
96 min, Color

Home to one of the region’s largest law enforcement education programs, students at Horizon High School in El Paso train to become police officers and Border Patrol agents as they discover the realities of their dream jobs may be at odds with the truths and people they hold most dear.

Texas Premiere


Director’s Bio

After a successful career as an award­-winning photojournalist, Maisie turned her attention to filmmaking. In 2018, her documentary, JACKSON, received a News and Documentary Emmy award for Outstanding Social Issue Documentary. JACKSON had its broadcast premiere on Showtime. In 2014 her short film, THE LAST CLINIC, was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy. In 2012, her short film, HALF LIVES: THE CHERNOBLYL WORKERS NOW, won the Overseas Press Club Award for Video Journalism, and in 2010, her short film A LIFE ALONE was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy.



Producer: Maisie Crow, Abbie Perrault, Hillary Pierce
Production Companies: XTR, Anonymous Content, Ford Foundation – Just Films, Concordia Studio
Cinematographer: Maisie Crow
Editor: Austin Reedy, Nina Vizcarrondo
Music: Adrian Quesada
Principal Cast: Cesar Avila, Mason Daniel Heath Garcia, Cristina Martinez


Print Source: Jeffrey Winter, The Film Collaborative,