Screenings Of The Only Good Indian Starring Wes Studi in Area
April 16, 2009 -
LAWRENCE, KANSAS – THE ONLY GOOD INDIAN, a new feature film directed by Kevin Willmott (CSA: Confederate States of America) and starring Wes Studi (Last of the Mohicans, Avatar), will be screening at the Indie Spirit Film Festival in Colorado Springs on April 16, is the opening night film at The Kansas City Filmmaker’s Jubilee on April 22, and will screen at the Newport Beach Film Festival on April 26. THE ONLY GOOD INDIAN premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in January and screened at The Berlinale European Film Market in Berlin in February. PorchLight Home Entertainment (PHE) has acquired foreign sales rights to the film. The producers are represented by Steven C. Beer of Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
THE ONLY GOOD INDIAN, written and produced by Thomas L. Carmody, also stars J. Kenneth Campbell (Bulworth, Yulee’s Gold) and newcomer Winter Fox Frank. In the film, Wes Studi portrays an early 1900’s Cherokee bounty hunter hired to return an escapee from an Indian boarding school. Winter Fox Frank plays the teenaged student who is trying to get back to his family on the Kickapoo of Kansas reservation and J. Kenneth Campbell plays a legendary “Indian fighter”-turned-sheriff who is after both of them.
The cast also features Paul Butler (Reign Over Me), Thirza Defoe (Pow Wow Dreams), Laura Kirk (Lisa Picard is Famous, The Battle for Bunker Hill), Blake Robbins (Oz, The Office), Kevin Geer (American Gangster), Christopher Wheatley (Raising Jeffrey Dahmer), Scott Allegrucci (The Feud), Kip Niven (Magnum Force), Delanna Studi (Edge of America), Queen Bey (Ninth Street) and David Midthunder (Hidalgo).
THE ONLY GOOD INDIAN was shot in various Kansas locations. Matthew Jacobson (CSA: Confederate States of America, Bukowski: Born Into This) and Jeremy Osbern (Air: A Musical) are the directors of photography. Thomas L. Carmody, Kevin Willmott, Matt Cullen, Greg Hurd, Rick Cowan and Scott Richardson are the producers. Wes Studi is executive producer. Hanay Geiogamah, J. T. O’Neal and Dan Wildcat are co-executive producers and Stan Herd is the co-producer.
“We were delighted at the positive response THE ONLY GOOD INDIAN received at Sundance,” said Kevin Willmott. “We look forward to giving audiences around the world an opportunity to enjoy the film.”
Ken DuBow, President of Worldwide Distribution for PorchLight Entertainment commented, "THE ONLY GOOD INDIAN is both a great western and a movie that blasts away with all guns blazing at the traditional 'good guys and bad guys' stereotypes. We are proud to be selling Kevin Willmott's film."
Kevin Willmott wrote and directed the highly acclaimed independent feature CSA: Confederate States of America, which premiered at The Sundance Film Festival, and Ninth Street, which starred Martin Sheen and Isaac Hayes. He has written scripts for Oliver Stone, NBC, 20th Century Fox and Columbia Tri-Star. Willmott recently completed The Battle for Bunker Hill, a feature film starring James McDaniel (NYPD Blue), Saeed Jaffrey (Gandhi) and Laura Kirk ( www.bunkerhillthemovie.com ).
Wes Studi’s celebrated acting career includes lead roles in Geronimo: An American Legend, Dances With Wolves, Last of the Mohicans, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Into the West, SeraphimFalls, The New World, Edge of America and Mystery Men. Studi starred as Lt. Joe Leaphorn in a PBS television series based on novels by Tony Hillerman. His upcoming films include James Cameron’s Avatar.