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Location Scouting at the Wild Horse Sanctuary

September 29th, 2013


White mustang
Photo Karla R. LaRive
Sept 2013 — at Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary.

A big thank you to Karla LaRive and Susan Watt at the South Dakota Wild Horse Sanctuary for guiding Steve Howell (DP), Heimo Ritzinger (Cinematographer) and Angelia Baldwin (Executive Producer) through an amazing scouting expedition for our film Winnetou – The Beginning .

For 25 years the Wild Horse Sanctuary staff has provided a safe haven, love and most importantly a chance for these horses to live free.

Please help support the work that is being done by visiting the Wild Horse Sanctuary or visit the web site here

Please sponsor one of these amazing animals.

Karl May’s Winnetou I

… He wanted to say more but instead pointed to the mountains at the north end of the prairie. One horse had appeared … a single, lone horse. It ran slowly forward without grazing, throwing its head this way and that and sniffing the air with flaring nostrils. …

Neither Wolf nor Dog – Seeks Funding

September 8th, 2013

Steven Lewis Simpson, a feature film director for 20 years, who has produced many films involving the Native American communities is seeking funds to produce his latest feature film ‘Neither Wolf nor Dog’.

The impact Neither Wolf Nor Dog has had as a novel has been considerable to readers in and out of Indian Country. It is used in many environments as a teaching tool from schools to penitentiaries. Crucially the narrative takes the audience into the real contemporary life of Indian Country and breaks down barriers and stereotypes.

Because the story is a simple one of a road trip between three men through the stunning landscapes of Lakota Country it is actually a story we can film on a micro-budget without compromising much on production value since we hope to use the same cast and locations regardless of budget.

More details on the project are available here