South Dakota, 1899
When a mysterious stranger visits a small town on the outskirts of the Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation, he brings with him a terrible resolve. Read More…
“West of Thunder” is a movie with a message and a purpose that has garnered support throughout the world. This interest has been for the movie itself and for the project that the movie will support…the creation of a K-12 Lakota Cambridge accredited school (Sunka Wakan) on Pine Ridge Reservation. Read more…
At the 9th Annual Red Nation Film Festival in L.A. “West of Thunder” is up for 6 nominations including Best Picture. Johnny Depp receives the Marlon Brando Award the same night.
Because of its nomination for Best Film at the 9th Annual Red Nation Film Festival in L.A. the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards has asked “West of Thunder” to be considered for Outstanding Independent Motion Picture!
“West of Thunder” beats out Cannes sensation “Holy Motors” for Best Film at the Weyauwega International Film Fest Nov 10th.
Here is a cool article about “West of Thunder” from the front page (Entertainment) of the San Francisco Chronicle (Nov 1st). A very good article and a great way to promote the film and school… seen by over 1.5 million people (print/online) http://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/Film-sheds-light-on-plight-of-Lakotas-3998078.php
“West of Thunder” nominated for Best Film at the 37th Annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, CA.
“West of Thunder” nominated for “Best Film” by 37th Annual American Indian Film Festival. Awards Show, November 10, 2012 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. http://aifisf.com/wp-content/uploads/AIFF-2012-program-guide.pdf
Dan Davies and co-writer Jody Marriott Bar Lev, have been asked by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars) to donate their script of “West of Thunder” to the Margaret Herrick Library in Beverly Hills, CA. It will be in their permanent Core Collections right alongside and nuzzled among… “West Side Story”, “The Westerner” “Wizard of Oz” etc. …
The Political Film Society in Hollywood, CA has nominated “West of Thunder” as Best Film on Human Rights and Best Film on Peace for 2012. We are up against some great films, George Lucas’ “Red Tails” & the Andy Garcia/Eva Longoria/Peter O’Toole film “For Greater Glory”. Since 1987 this award has been given to such films as “Platoon”, “Schindler’s List”, …
CBS, NBC and Red Nation Television coverage of “WoT” at Red Nation Film Festival in L.A. in November!
Stay tuned for more info and nationwide coverage of “West of Thunder” at Red Nation Film Festival in L.A.
Congrats to “WoT” we are the closing film at the 9th Annual Red Nation Film Festival in Los Angeles! We are so honored to be a part of this wonderful Film Festival. West of Thunder and our short documentary Mitakuye Oyasin will both be featured. We share the podium with Superman’s Brandon Routh!!! http://rednationfilmfestival.com/
For all of our Wisconsin fans! “West of Thunder” has been chosen as the Closing Night showcase film at the Weyauwega International Film Festival! Nov 1oth! http://wegaarts.org/filmfestival2012.htm