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The Winnetou Scouting Expedition …

October 19th, 2013

More scenes from the Winnetou Scouting Expedition.

“This is a clip of the scouting trip for our new movie Winnetou – The Beginning to be filmed in South Dakota in 2014. A very special thank you goes out to all the artists at Eon Sounds Productions that have done such a magnificent job on the music for the film, my dear friends Karla LaRive and Susan Watt at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary and of course all the crew that has been working so hard to get this project off the ground. I can’t wait to share this special journey with the rest of the world.” – Angelia Baldwin – Executive Producer

Follow the adventure on our facebook page.

Location Scouting for Winnetou – The Beginning

October 5th, 2013

“‘Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night’ stays the determination of the Winnetou Productions Crew!! (Post Office has nothing on our crew…lol)” – says Donna Lassiter Balsz, Executive Assistant.

“Thanks to the efforts of the Winnetou Scouting Crew, Steve Howell and Heimo Ritzinger … we got it done, despite the weather, which dished up high winds, rain, even snow …”, says Angelia Baldwin, Executive Producer. “And now we share some (not all) pictures of the locations we visited and considered for Winnetou – The Beginning.”

A very special Thank You to EON Sounds Productions for the Music, Gunter Schnepp and his friend “Brutus” – the Grizzly Bear, The Wild Horse Sanctuary, Custer State Park and the Badlands National Park, your assistance was greatly appreciated.

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

Old Shatterhand is FREE!

June 24th, 2013

EscapeThis morning of June 24, 2013 at 0609 hours Central Standard Time, the United States Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB) ruled to refuse registration of Karl May USA’s trademark applications for the names Shatterhand and Old Shatterhand.

The entire prosecution history for these marks is a matter of public record and can be viewed by clicking on the following links.

Old Shatterhand Trademark Opposition
Shatterhand Trademark Opposition

Nemsi Books extends its thanks to all who supported and continue to support our ongoing trademark opposition.