When they're shooting their bow and arrows he made sure they had rattlesnake venom on them. Geronimo, they chase him off again, yes, and he'll hide behind a bush, and then they'll see a hawk flying off. And a few miles off they'll see him again, and he'll hide behind a rock and then they'll see a coyote running off. They try and shoot him and the bullet melts against his skin. That's the kind of Apache he was. A bad one. That's why I'm proud to be Apache
-stories the two Apache's told me while the sky began to fill with thunder-
TO VISIT A SPECIAL PRESENTATION SITE TO GET TO KNOW THE PRODUCERS
jordie thompson was a bullriding legend whO wanted to preserve the VOICES OF THE last OF THEIR KIND, THE ELDERS of a dying american west.
Jeth weinrich was a filmmaker who had just DIRECTED HIS FIRST SUPERBOWL COMMERCIAL, WON HIS FIRST JUNO, AND WAS NAMED DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR ON MUCH MUSIC. HE WAS ALSO PUT ON THE LIST OF THE TOP TEN UP AND COMING COMMERCIAL DIRECTORS IN THE WORLD BY ADWEEK. (U.S. Navy)
AND HIS AND JORDIE´S FIRST FILM ´MOON OF THE DESPERADOS´ HAD JUST BEEN PICKED UP BY WRANGLER IN THE U.S. AND BUDWEISER IN CANADA.
troy, 19 YEARS OLD was one of THE young pro rodeo cowboys THAT JORDIE MENTORED, AN UPCOMING STAR IN JORDIE´S school of rodeo, where young cowboys LIKE TROY had a place to stay in between rodeos, a place where JORDIE could share with a kid like troy how to become a champion.
BUT ON THIS ADVENTURE TROY WAS THE DO WHATEVER NEEDED DOING PRODUCTION ASSISTANT. BY THE END OF THE SHOOT HE WAS JETH´S NEW ASSISTANT DIRECTOR.
PHOTO CREDIT: SHARON TEOWS
THE CIRCLE IS UNBROKEN
THE VIDEO HERE IS NINE MINUTES LONG AND SHOWS WHAT THE OPENING SEQUENCE WAS FOR OUR ORIGINAL 90 MINUTE EDIT. IN THIS SEQUENCE IS THE GREAT CROW ELDER GOERGE TAKES A GUN SHARING SOME OF HIS GREAT THOUGHTS
THIS IS ´SUPAMAN´ CROW RAPPER AND GOERGE TAKES A GUN´S GREAT GRANDSON WHO TOLD US HE WOULD NEVER HAVE KNOWN HIS GREAT GRANDFATHER EXCEPT FOR US FILMING HIM SO LONG AGO NOW.
IN MEMORY OF OUR
1949 - 2010
Sue Wallace reads the hauntingly beautiful poem she and Rod McQueary wrote called 'The Great Grandchildren of The West'. Sue was married to Rod Mqueary.
AN IMPERFECT ENDING
A PERFECT START TOWARDS A GREAT NEW BEGINNING
More than 15 years ago we almost had this film done but a series of unfortunate events changed the road to something more heartbreaking than I could have imagined. This was one sketch I created as a possible ending to that film. But somethings are not meant to be. But sharing this here is proof that one should never give up. You just never know what miracles might be coming your way where and when you least expect them to.
-Jeth Weinrich - The Director