Tonto Woman (2008)

The Tonto Woman is based on Elmore Leonard’s short story of the same. The 35 minute long western shot on 35mm & posted in HD, directed by Daniel Barber of Knucklehead, was a collaboration between himself, writer Joe Schrapnel, DP Ben Davis (Layer Cake, Stardust) and Knucklehead’s Producer Matthew Brown. This film is about a cattle rustler who meets a woman living in isolation after being held prisoner for eleven years by the Mojave Indians.

Shot in Almeria, Spain over the course of ten days utilizing some of the locations and sets seen previously in the classic Westerns 'A Fistful of Dollars' and 'The Good the Bad and the Ugly' it stars Francesco Quinn and Charlotte Asprey. Editing was carried out by Rick Russell.The post-production was supervised by Jason Watts, who worked on nearly all of the shots and where necessary generated 2D dust particles to help heighten the tense atmosphere in many of the confrontational shots.
You can buy the novel The Tonto Woman and Other Western Stories.

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