Support Your Local Cowboy...


Last Spring, my ol' movie buddy Patrick entered his Western, "Absaroka," in the Wyoming Short Film Contest.


And WON!!!
Congratulations, Patrick!

Well, he's thrown his hat into the ring again, and this time...the stakes are much higher.



The winner of the OpenFilm: "Get it Made" Competition will receive $500,000 to follow up their short with a feature-length movie!

Here's a little taste of the cowboy scoop from last May...



If you're a major movie-watching geek like I am, then you've probably seen my friend Patrick's work as a Location Manager.  So, when it came time for him to produce (and write, direct, and star in!) a Western set in 1881, you'd better believe he knew where to shoot...




...in and around his own "backyard" ~ Cody, Wyoming




Isn't it breathtaking?


{I'd still like to know the fate of that green dresser!}

Maybe we'll find out in the sequel.


To help make that happen, I hope you'll find it in your hearts to scoot on over to OpenFilm to view and vote for "Absaroka." 


I reckon Patrick will be mighty obliged.

Just click here to read his 2-part blog post on the making of... 


Public voting will be open until January 31, 2011


Thank you!

Enjoy the Film! 

: )

Julie M.

All Photos ~ Patrick Mignano


Comments

Alison said…
That is just too cool. I could actually know someone who knows someone who's a movie star?

And yes, you better believe my eye went right to that green piece of furniture!
Auntie Bliss said…
Wow! My middle boy wants to be a film maker...is that one word or two...hmm..
I'll send him over there later.
cathgma said…
Way to go, Patrick! I've always loved cowboys.
lindimity said…
I'll be sure to vote and pass the info on. Great flick...he deserves to win and move on to feature films.
Jen said…
Hmmm... I thinnk I need to get Case a wide-brimmed hat and some chaps. Those pics alone are enough to make me want to see the movie. The scenery et al is gorgeous! Off to vote. ;)
Anonymous said…
What FUN! a talented man indeed....smiles.
Uncovered Ruby said…
This is great! I love the scenery..I'm on my way to watch and vote..thanks for supporting cowboys (there's just somethin' about cowboys ;-) Lisa
This is cool! I'm voting. The green dresser is of more interest to me personally too!!!
Seizing My Day said…
It has been a while since I have checked in to see what you are up to... ;) I am too tired just now to click over... but I will check back in the am... that is So exciting for him!!! I love cowboys... one day I want to live in the country... a girl can dream right?! ;) Blessings!
Thank you so much for your sweet comments and for voting for "Absaroka!"

: )

Julie M.
paige said…
good morning julie,
thank you for always being an encouragement on my blog!
have a super day :)
Lissa said…
well that's pretty cool indeed!

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