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Saddlehorn ProductionsBrenRock Productions & Carson Productions team up to make three movie trailers! NOW is the most important time for us. See the details below! 

1. "Heaven with a Gun

Starring Paul Le Mat, Michael Swan, Kathy Garver, Kim Estes & others.

  • Set in the 1880's, the town sheriff loses his faith and turns to the bottle after his wife dies. Soon after, a rancher's family begins terrorizing the town. It's a feel good movie about friends, loss, family, courage, and overcoming all odds. It'll make you laugh, and cry, but most of all, it will bolster your faith.

2. "Tombstone Epitaph" - 

  • Ike Clanton and the Earps struggle for their place in the rising sun of statehood - the story as told from the Clanton's history is not that of the Fame and Fortune of Wyatt Earp. This is a true story taken from the pages of history, not the pages of Western lore.

3. "Caretaker"

  • A western town that is almost now abandoned. An elderly, lonely caretaker. One night several outlaws killed years before surprisingly come back to life for just one night and the caretaker finds himself in a fight for his own life.

Your donations will go to rent locations, insurance, additional costumes, additional props and snacks for actors, crew and production team.

YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE by making a pledge. FUNDS WILL NOT BE WITHDRAWN FROM YOUR ACCOUNT UNLESS WE REACH OUR GOAL!! The more people that pledge early, the more exposure it will gain.

A few cast members from Heaven with a Gun - Paul Le Mat, Michael Swan, Kathy Garver & Kim Estes.
A few cast members from Heaven with a Gun - Paul Le Mat, Michael Swan, Kathy Garver & Kim Estes.

 

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SADDLEHORN PRODUCTIONS: Cheryl Whitman Dubuque, Producer/Writer - 

Discussing Heaven with a Gun - Cheryl Dubuque, Arlene Newman-Van Asperen, Kim Estes & Paul Le Mat.
Discussing Heaven with a Gun - Cheryl Dubuque, Arlene Newman-Van Asperen, Kim Estes & Paul Le Mat.

Dubuque has been involved in film and theatre most of her life. She began in upstate New York where she was born and has continued since moving to California over 40 years ago. She is foremost a producer and a writer but worked in casting for a number of years, as well as stage management, sound, props and costumes. In addition to her companies, Angel Hawk Productions and Saddlehorn Productions past film/TV company employment includes Harrison Ford Productions, Buckwheat Film (C. Thomas Howell,) Canyon Entertainment, Tagerick Films/Groat Gang Wild West Show, Studio 7 Productions and Ramm Films, where she did everything from production to promotion and merchandising. In the 1980s she worked for Embassy Television (Norman Lear's company) in a division of publicity covering 7 shows ( Silver Spoons, Diff'rent Strokes, The Facts of Life, The Jefferson's, One Day at a Time, Square Pegs and the All in the Family spin off, Gloria.) 

In addition Cheryl was employed by the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department on a continuing basis for a number of years where she was involved in the production of many theatre projects and festivals, including "The Central Avenue Jazz Festival." She created and co-produced two successful events for The March of Dimes: "The White Hat Western Round Up" which honored Amanda Blake and Johnny Crawford, held in conjunction with the telethon and "Home Runs for the March of Dimes," a celebrity baseball game and variety show. Angel Hawk Productions also produced music shows for the Tug McGraw Foundation under the banner of Songs for the Cure. 

Larry McLean, Cheryl Dubuque & Paul Le Mat meeting for "Heaven with a Gun".
Larry McLean, Cheryl Dubuque & Paul Le Mat meeting for "Heaven with a Gun".

Cheryl was the producer of the music video "K.A.O.S. on Cue" as well as two one act plays "Chug" at the Taber Theatre and "Porch" for the Toluca Lake Player, both taking Drama-Logue's critic's pick. She was the producer of the stage production "Up-front/Backstage" at the Gallery Theatre, worked in publicity for Patrick Swayze's dance show "Without a Word" and co-directed the video version of the musical "Pepper Street" which dealt with teenage suicide, with the intention of having it distributed to schools. 

Dubuque created and produced the successful "A Theatre Affair" which brought together 25 theatre groups for a day of networking, entertainment, information and fun. She was also instrumental in helping organize two non-profit women's theatre groups. 

She wrote, produced and directed her own 35 mm film short entitled I Never Got To Say Goodbye in 2004, which was a tribute to the life of a woman who devoted herself to helping people, even though battling her own illness. Dubuque was an Associate Producer/Assistant Production Coordinator on the 1998 feature film Knockout. 

She also is organizer of several fan gatherings, including one for the Alias Smith and Jones/Lonesome Dove – the Series Old West Event fan group, was the top organizer of the Bonanza Round Up 2011 and Bonanza Round Up 2014-Carson City, working alongside David Dortort’s (creator’s) daughter, Wendy. She was also the organizer of the Lonesome Dove/Dr. Quinn Reunion for 2012, as well as organizing the M.E.M.A.H. Independent Film and Musical Festival (the A.H. standing for Angel Hawk) In addition, she was the manager of a book publishing company that specializes in history books. 

In 2013, she was the Event Manager for Galacticon 3 (that took place in Houston at both the convention center and the Johnson Space Center.)

Musically, she along with Cameron Daddo, produced Daddo’s 2nd CD, Ten Songs …and change in 2011. Dubuque recently co-produced Daddo’s 3rd CD Songs From The Shed. 

Growing up in a newspaper family it was assumed she would turn to journalism, but instead turned her attention to writing for children. Ironically, it was while training in this genre that she discovered her passion for screen writing.

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SADDLEHORN PRODUCTIONS: GLYNN PRAESEL – Actor/Producer 

Glynn Praesel - Fun while looking over the script.
Glynn Praesel - Fun while looking over the script.

 

GLYNN PRAESEL AND KIM ESTES DISCUSSING HWAG
GLYNN PRAESEL AND KIM ESTES DISCUSSING HWAG

A native Texan born in Brownsville, Praesel is a producer, actor, music licenser and businessman. After moving around often with a father in the military, he settled back in Texas where he acted in numerous stage plays. In 1988 he graduated from Texas A&M. While in college, he was a bareback bronc rider for their rodeo team. It was also during this time he begin modeling for Wrangler jeans and for other clothing lines. While Glynn's passion for acting was strong, the rodeo circuit called to him even stronger. It would be several years before Praesel got in front of the camera again other than when print modeling jobs came his way. 

He was eventually asked to audition for The Nashville Network, where Glynn became a host for two years. A guitar player himself, he is partnered in Strait Music Management and Two Guys from Texas Publishing in Nashville along side Trey Strait. 

During a commercial shoot for Farm Aid 1985 with Eddie Albert of Green Acres fame, an agent approached Glynn about coming to Hollywood for a screen test for an upcoming major motion picture. Even though Praesel was not cast in this particular role, it encouraged him to continue following the entertainment path. 

 Since that time, Glynn has done stunts for the TV movie Cross of Fire and acted in the DVD release of Bigfoot. He also played Foxworth Anderson in the TV movie Love Death, and recently portrayed a coach in the independent film Something’s Lost directed by Mark Ketola. His most recent appearances as an actor were in Endgame and Heart of Faith. As both a producer and an actor Praesel worked on Hitting the Wall, Ghostship Chronicles: Origin and Palo Pinto Gold which starred Roy Clark, Mel Tillis and numerous other country music stars. Most recently Praesel appeared as Clel Miller on Robert Redford's The American West, as well as performing stunts in all 8 episodes. 

GLYNN WITH LARRY MCLEAN WHO WILL DIRECT THE FEATURE HWAG - taking a break.
GLYNN WITH LARRY MCLEAN WHO WILL DIRECT THE FEATURE HWAG - taking a break.

Upcoming productions as both an actor and producer include Jim – A Children’s Story, and the western Dodge. 

Glynn has been licensed as a private pilot since 1991 and he still runs his own construction company. He also lectures at schools about acting and producing.

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BRENROCK PRODUCTIONS: Rock Whitehead - Producer/CD and Brenda-Marie Whitehead: Actress, Screenwriter

Rock & Brenda Whitehead
Rock & Brenda Whitehead

 Rock Whitehead is the Co-Owner of Brenrock Productions LLC, and a Producer, Casting Director, and Event Coordinator. He is the Founder & Creative Director of two film festivals.  One is a western genre International festival called, 'The Wild Bunch Film Festival' (TWBFF), and the other is for all genres called, Sunny Side Up Film Festival (SSUFF).

Rock also started a 'Celebrity Meet and Greet' event that was held in various cities in mid 90's. The late iconic actor Mickey Rooney attended one that Whitehead produced in Buena Park, CA in 2007.

 

Rock Whitehead & Mickey Rooney.
Rock Whitehead & Mickey Rooney.

In the early 90's he also coordinated the first ever High Chaparral TV show cast reunion at Old Tucson along with other celebrities like Sue Ane Langdon and Johnny Crawford to name a few.  

Brenda-Marie Whitehead is Co-Owner of Brenrock Productions LLC, as well as an Actress, Screenwriter, and Film Festival Founder & Creative Director for 'The Wild Bunch Film Festival (TWBFF) &. Sunny Side Up Film Festival (SSUFF).

Brenda played 'Lola', one of the leading characters in 'High On The Hog' which currently is looking for distribution. The film also stars iconic actors Sid Haig, Joe Estevez and the late Robert Z'Dar. 

She played Annie in the modern day western short, 'The Last Days of Shaniko'. 

Brenda played Annie in the modern day western short, 'The Last Days of Shaniko'.
Brenda played Annie in the modern day western short, 'The Last Days of Shaniko'.

 

One of her favorite genres is westerns, which is one of the reason's she co-wrote 'No Rest for the Wicked' with Alex Whitmer and co-wrote the feature length screenplay 'Heaven with a Gun' along with Hollywood screenwriter Jack Snyder.

Brenda at fundraiser for "No Rest for The Wicked".
Brenda at fundraiser for "No Rest for The Wicked".

 She's also one of the judges in the 2017 western genre International screenwriting competition for TWBFF.

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BRUCE CARSONDirector of photography, screenwriter, stuntman and more.

Bruce Carson
Bruce Carson

 Born in Ventura California in 1957, Bruce is the youngest son of Ben and Virginia Carson. Both his parents were professional musicians with his father playing guitar and his mother singing on radio and other bookings in Nashville TN. 

 Bruce grew up in Ventura and graduated from high school in 1975. He worked as a carpenter and cement finisher for many years while attending acting school in Hollywood.

BRUCE BEHIND CAMERA.
BRUCE BEHIND CAMERA.

While working on a show at Vasquez Rocks, he was picked out by the stunt coordinator who invited him to his training camp in Castaic CA. After only a couple of months, another stunt coordinator picked him out of the crowd to double Kevin Blair fro the series Rituals in his first film called 'The Hills Have Eyes - Part 2.' Bruce had not even finished the film when he got the call to double a new up and coming actor named Johnny Depp in Wes Craven's next film, 'A Nightmare on Elm Street.' For those who don't know for example, Bruce is the one who sunk into the bed, not Depp. Since then Bruce worked on many films and television shows as an actor and stuntman. 'Elm Street' was just one of many times that Carson would work with Craven. 

But Bruce not only was interested in being in front of the camera - but behind the camera as well. 

"Caretaker" by Bruce Carson
"Caretaker" by Bruce Carson

 At Universal Studios Florida there are 10 gold plaques mounted on the wall of Stage 23 for the first 10 films ever shot on the studio lot. The second plaque belongs to a film created and written by Carson - 'The Night Brings Charlie' which has become a cult film among horror fans. His plaque sits right next to 'Parenthood' staring Steve Martin. 

 In addition to film, stunts and camera work, Carson is also a 2nd degree black belt in Chinese Kenpo.

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MICHAEL G WILLIS: SCREENWRITER, VOICE OVER ARTIST 

Michael Willis
Michael Willis

 Willis has worked with and continues to be mentored by some of the best script consultants on the planet. He has had a number of screenplays, both original and adaptation from other media, well received by industry insiders. His own screenplays include The Adventure Boys, Redemption's Gate, Tombstone Epitaph and Solomon's Key.

With that in mind, he created Write-Above-The-Line for those who would like to explore their own writing capabilities for the screen. 

Willis says "Everyone has a least one great story to tell -- why not try telling it in the visual medium of film? You really won't know if you have the talent until you try. I'll tell you this -- If you have the passion for it, I think I can help you develop that talent and move to the next level -- and who knows -- Maybe your first sale! "

"Tombstone Epitaph" by Michael Willis
"Tombstone Epitaph" by Michael Willis

Michael has consulted with a number of writers, producers and directors on their material. He can also be heard reading books on audio such as The Chase by Blair Howard or performing as a musician.

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The exact completion date of the movie trailers should be early October 2017 if not before, as we want to screen it at TWBFF in late October. We will keep all pledger's notified well ahead of time on our progress in that area.

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We are professional filmmakers and or producers. The movie trailers will be made with all the protocols and legalities of a professional production, including insurances. Each of our Heads of Departments will be film industry professionals and our collective experience within the industry spans decades.

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We live to make movies. This project is our passion and it means everything to us. There is no way we would let ourselves down or let those down who have supported it by not completing it. We cannot wait to get started!!!

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