The independent western film called, “Cowboy Zombies” from “Winters Film Group” is finally coming to movie theaters. It will premiere on Oct. 25, 2013 in the “The Harkins Valley Art Theater” at Tempe, AZ. It will run there for one week & then it will roll out in other select theaters across the state. The DVD & Blu-Ray release will come in the spring of 2014. “Winters Film Group” is handling the distribution & they are now shopping the western to foreign markets.
“Cowboy Zombies” was directed by Paul Winters & co-written by him with Gahan Wilson. It was produced by Patty Daniels/Winters & co-produced by Native American actor Sam Bearpaw who also appears in the film. The director of photography was Adam R. Cook. The co-stars include Native American elder, Lee Whitestar plus Efrain Escudero & Sandy Penny. The Apache Indian warriors of the film include, Danny Kotori Duwyenie, Kevin Whittaker, Art Gonzales, Sam Anderson, Jeff Yazzie & Danny Zavalo.
According to the official website of “Cowboy Zombies” the film synopsis is right here - “In the old west - on an ordinary day - the sun rises as usual and people go about their daily business. On this particular day - the dead (with an appetite for human flesh) also rise and the day becomes a fight for survival in this action horror film.
“It's the Arizona Territory (1870's) and Marshal Frank Wilcox - along with a 'Buffalo Soldier' from the U.S. Army will galvanize a group of disparate survivors to fight back against the living dead. It's a world gone mad that the Marshal discovers in the town of 'Crumpit' - as a disparate group of characters are doing battle against the unthinkable.”
“Joined by an Apache Chief and the Marshal's outlaw prisoner - the group must learn how to survive in a time where the dead walk. Helping to lead the fight is 'Preacher Black' - a half mad preacher and the towns only doctor - and Roseann - the proprietor of the 'Double Peach Saloon' where the group is hunkered down. COWBOY ZOMBIES is a classic western...with zombies!”
Director Paul Winters states, “We are going to four-wall the film in theaters all across the country.” (According to their press release “Four-walling is a term used when the filmmakers rent theaters and do their own advertising”). Winters also said, “I thought it was important to get this film in theaters. It's a popcorn kind of movie. Lots of action and good stuff!"
Paul Winters directed several other Native American themed movies. They include, “Red Blood” (The Homecoming of Jimmy Whitecloud) plus another western called, “Nate and the Colonel.” He also appeared as an actor in, “Imprint” (Short), “Inquisition” (Short), “Nate and the Colonel”, “Ride” (Short) & “The Homecoming of Jimmy Whitecloud.”