Help Me Make 12 Western Movies in One Year!

Throughout 2020, we are a mission to make 12 Western Films in 12 Months. We are seeking $1 from a million generous people in additional funds for this ambitious project!

All of the donations we receive will go to pre-production, production, and post-production on the 12 Westerns. These funds will supplement the private investment we continue to collect for the project.

Production has already begun on these 12 films. Here is a current list of films we've made and the ones that are coming up!

Filmed and Now in Post-Production:

BASTARD'S CROSSING  - January Production in Mississippi - Click Here   to Join the Facebook Group
TEXAS RED  - February Production in Mississippi - Click Here  to Join the Facebook Group
SHE WAS THE DEPUTY'S WIFE  - March Production in Arizona - Click Here  to Join the Facebook Group

Upcoming Productions:

A GUIDE TO GUNFIGHTERS OF THE WILD WEST  - Production in Arizona - Click Here  to Join the Facebook Group
COUNTING BULLETS - Production in Arizona - Click Here to Join the Facebook Group 
HEART OF THE GUN  - Production in Arizona - Click Here to Join the Facebook Group 
FRONTIER - Production in Arizona or New Mexico - Click Here to Join the Facebook Group 
THE WOMAN WHO ROBBED THE STAGECOACH  - Production in Arizona - Click Here  to Join the Facebook Group 
TURN AND BURN  - September Production in Mississippi - Click Here  to Join the Facebook Group
THE NATCHEZ TRACE FILMS  - October/November Production in Mississippi - Click Here to Join the Facebook Group

Our 12th Western is currently to be determined! Follow us on Facebook to see our progress: 12 Westerns in 12 Months 

I know it sounds insane but I have been training for years for this project, like an athlete getting ready for the Olympics. Since 2010, my company Running Wild Films has produced over fifteen feature films and over 100 short films. 

Watch this video where I discuss our most ambitious project to date: 



Why 12 movies in 12 months?


Because I live and breathe filmmaking. Because I don't think it's weird to make that many movies in a short time. I think it's more inconceivable to take 12 months to make one movie!

If you are interested to see the quality of our work, several of our feature films are available on Amazon including Son of a Gun , Cornbread Cosa Nostra , and Porches and Private Eyes  . All of these films were produced for less than 100,000 dollars each. 

In 2017, we produced our first feature length Western (not part of the 12) called Blood Country . This film, well-received by audiences around the U.S., shows the kind of quality production we are capable of producing at this budget level. The film was made for around 50,000 dollars, which has astonished those who have seen it. 

Here is the trailer for the film:




Why Westerns? 

The Western is my favorite genre and I believe its one of the most important things we as Americans have created. In this video, I explain my passion for the Western genre:




What's incredible about the Western is that it can take so many forms. We have seen the traditional Westerns by John Ford and Howard Hawks, the spaghetti Westerns, the revisionist ones like The Wild Bunch and McCabe and Mrs. Miller, and even "modern" Westerns such as Wind River and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada by Tommy Lee Jones.

You can make horror Westerns (Bone Tomahawk), musical Westerns (Paint Your Wagon) and so many other variations. 

Our 12 will be a variety of traditional Westerns and our attempt to stretch the genre in new directions. 

Pre-Production Continues, Production Begins January 2020

It takes a lot of time and work to prepare even one film, so imagine the effort to organize twelve. Since 2018, I have been in active pre-production on these films which has included rewriting some of the screenplays, casting calls, location scouting, seeking out investors, locking down crew and much more! 

Here are pictures from recent casting calls in Arizona and Mississippi: 

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All of the donations we receive will go to pre-production, production, and post-production on the 12 Westerns. These funds will supplement the private investment we continue to collect for the project.


Follow us on Facebook to see our progress: 12 Westerns in 12 Months


Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Travis Mills 
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Brookhaven, MS
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