Bundy Ranch Documentary Under Way – Crowdfunding for Freedom
21st Century Wire
Our own 21WIRE journalist and road reporter has taken on an important new project…
Around one month and a half ago in mid-May, after a lengthy discussion with a US production team, journalist and 21WIRE founder Patrick Henningsen took the initial steps with Free State Films to create a new documentary film about the Bundy Ranch standoff which took place in Nevada this past spring. Pre-production planning began that day and Henningsen organized a local crew in the US, and spent the following weekend researching and 48 hours editing a concept trailer for the project.
The following Monday, a trailer for the film – with the working title, ‘The Last Rancher’, was released on YouTube and a GoFundMe page was set up to help get the production started. See their trailer here:
The immediate response allowed Henningsen and crew to be on location the following week with director of photography Shannon Bushman and a GMN support bus in Bunkerville, Nevada.
Once the secondary location filming is finished, post-production planning will begin and they may launch another more public appeal campaign to help raise awareness and attract more support.
“This story is a piece of American history, and I really felt it was important to tell it properly and in the right spirit of what really took place that day in April. Beyond that, this is also a story about a fight to preserve America’s unique rural and independent ranching culture – which is now under threat of extinction”, says Henningsen.
To get to the next step they will need your help. It’s a story well worth telling…
Support this project at: www.GoFundMe.com/freestatefilms