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FREEDOM FILM NOW IN PRE-PRODUCTION:
WINNER BEST DEBUT FILMMAKER
Preliminary Finalist 2021
LOGLINE: In her quest to find Freedom, a vulnerable divorcee falls for a down-and-out cowboy she meets in Las Vegas. The price she pays to make life better for the cowboy destroys his pride and takes a toll on her soul.
Modern-Day Western Feature Film
Budget: $5.5 Million
Production: September 2022
TRAVEL DAYS: Local
REHEARSAL DAYS: 5
DISTANT LOCATION SHOOTING: 10
LOCAL LOCATION SHOOTING: 25
STAGE SHOOTING: 0
TOTAL DAYS: 40
SAG CREW DAILY PAY HOURS: 10
EXEC. PRODUCER: A Luck of the Draw Productions, LLC, Anita Waggoner
DIRECTOR: Shannon Van Metre
CASTING: Roni Hummel
WARDROBE: Deane Montesanto
LOI/MALE LEAD ACTOR: Drew Pollock
TOTAL PRODUCTION DAYS: 90
BASED ON SCRIPT DATED: 02/20/2022
SCRIPT PAGES: 108
English | Production: September 2022
Location: Oklahoma, US
Crazy Heart, Thelma and Louise, The Longest Ride, 8 Second Ride, Yellowstone, Giant, Heartland
A wealthy socialite meets a cowboy at a blackjack table in the Bellagio casino. The National Finals Rodeo is in full swing. She is vulnerable and attracted to the cowboy’s good looks and charm. The cowboy invites her to visit him on his Oklahoma ranch. Their romance escalates, and despite great lifestyle differences, they fall in love.
She leaves a perfect world to live with the cowboy in his run-down bunkhouse. Despite their differences she is determined to make the best of things. The cowboy convinces her to invest heavily in his ranch and bull business. She builds a rodeo arena, steakhouse, bar, and lodge in the middle of nowhere.
When she starts to invest money and turn the ranch and bull business into a success his pride slips away. He drinks more and more. He changes. He starts stealing money from the business and treats Cheyenne differently. Pushing her away is the only way he knows. The cowboy becomes an underachiever, womanizer, and an alcoholic.
She continually finds the strength to carry on. In the beginning, she thinks she can change him… in the end she tries and fails.
When everything comes to a head, Rowdy realizes that his actions have ruined the relationship. Does he admit that his pride and ego cannot withstand him being a kept man? He wants to do better. Is it too late? He loves Cheyenne.