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Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?

Synopsis

An intriguing mixture of moody film noir and modern-day western, Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? is the third feature from Pilton Pictures after the controversial The Priest And The Pirate and romantic comedy Happy Ever After. Trading on genre cliches of cheating hearts, two-timing friends, avenging angels and the iconic influence of Clint Eastwood, it is laced with a dark humour that lends a distinctively Scottish flavour to some quintessential American ingredients.

'I think it's very European in the way it was shot, but quite American in the way it deals with narrative,' explains writer/producer/director Hugh Farrell. 'It is a kind of hybrid - a sort of haggis-noir western. I also think people will find it very funny and respond to the talent of first-time actress Sam Tonks.'

Devised, rehearsed and shot in a breathtaking eight weeks, the project brought together a dozen first-time actors to work on fleshing out a script, developing their characters and testing the storyline. Shot in 16 days, it made the low budget its aesthetic, seeking creative solutions to financial obstacles.

'People have embraced the Dogme school of film-makers as a breath of fresh air and a different response to the sometimes overwhelming industrial process of making films,' says Farrell. "We've found an energy and immediacy in that kind of highly condensed, pressurised way of working that we chose.'

Details

Year
2001
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
Digi Beta
Director
Hugh Farrell
Producer
Hugh Farrell
Editor
Herbie Wells
Screenwriter
Hugh Farrell
Director of Photography
Shug Dundee, Lorna Simpson, Simon May
Music
Karl Mariner
Principal Cast
Sam Tonks, Kris Thompson, Lesley Connoly, Jeremy Beard, Russel Jones

Genre

Production Company

Pilton Pictures
Contact: Hugh Farrell
30 Ferry Road Avenue
Edinburgh EH4 4BA
UK

T 0131 343 1151
F 0131 343 2820

office@piltonvideo.freeserve.co.uk

Sales
Company

Pilton Pictures
Contact: Hugh Farrell
30 Ferry Road Avenue
Edinburgh EH4 4BA
UK

T 0131 343 1151
F 0131 343 2820

office@piltonvideo.freeserve.co.uk