A Steampunk Western

Sneak Peek: The Sword Fight

As we put the finishing touches to Cowboys & Engines, getting it ready for our premiere in January, we decided to share just a tiny bit of the film. For those of you who’ve been asking about it, this is one very quick minute that gives you a sense of the look, tone, and scope of the film.

We recommend playing it full screen, and damned loud.

Hope you like it.

The Final Mixdown

One of the hardest parts of filmmaking is knowing your own limitations. When it comes to doing audio work, I’m smart enough to know someone else needs to do that job, because it’s the place for skilled craftspeople, and where sound is concerned, that does NOT describe me.

It DOES, however, describe Mark Edward Lewis, our fantastic sound designer. Yesterday, I sat in on the final mixdown of the audio for C&E. With all the dialogue edited, the sound effects laid in, the music properly mixed, it was a fantastic experience. For all intents and purposes, the sound is FINISHED.

Even though we’re still missing several VFX shots, and the graphics in the movie are just temporary placeholders, for the first time, watching Cowboys & Engines, it felt like a film.

Big thanks to Mark and his team for all their hard work.

Sitting in with Mark Edward Lewis as he finished the mix on C&E.

Sitting in with Mark Edward Lewis as he finished the mix on C&E.

A Few Shots From Cowboys & Engines

As we get ever-closer to finishing Cowboys & Engines, we thought it would be fun to share a few stills from the finished film. We’re almost there! As Richard Hatch always says, “Keeping the faith.”

Richard Hatch 01

Richard Hatch as Cade Ballard

Libby Letlow 01

Libby Letlow as Gunivere Wheeler

Malcolm McDowell 01

Malcolm McDowell as Dr. Clay

Richard Hatch & Walter Koenig 01

Professor Timéon (Walter Koenig) lectures Richard while sitting around the campfire

Libby Letlow & Kaila Katesh 01

Kaila Katesh as Mercy, unconcerned about the less-than-subtle threats from Guinivere

Richard Hatch & Libby Letlow 03

Cade and Guinivere arguing

Karlova 01

The Karlova approaches

Richard Hatch & Libby Letlow 01


Libby Letlow & Lancelot 01

Just a girl and her mechanical horse

Myrmidon 02

Mark Whitten sprays lead as The Myrmidon

Richard Hatch, Libby Letlow & Kaila Katesh 01

The unfashionable side of the rocket port

El Dorado 01

The El Dorado in flight

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    A small gallery of shots from the finished film. Coming soon!

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