Showdown at the Rock'n R

We have once again started post production, and are preparing to complete the project by this fall. Thank you to all who have been patiant and supportive throughout this entire project! 

To finish the film the way we want, are looking for an editor who owns Adobe Premier, and will help us integrate audio work we have been doing. By the end of August, whatever state the film is in we will begin getting everything ready to distribute the film in the various mediums, as well as all the other rewards. 

If you or someone you know is able to help us finish the film, please let us know. 

Digital Download's and DVD's are available for pre-order for a limited time. See options below and order your copy today!

Official World Premiere Poster featuring Johnny Muller as "Gunnar" - Showdown at the Rock'n R 2014

A young rancher leaves home and joins an outlaw gang.

Parental Advisory: Although not officially rated, please be aware that some material may be inappropraite for pre-teenagers due to western Action and Violence. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Jonny Muller as "Gunnar" - Showdown at the Rock'n R 2014

Showdown at the Rock'n R is a short western (30 mins) produced by Aaron Holmes and directed by Matt Giles under Aaron's production startup: Begotten Entertainment. We made a couple films back in college and decided two years ago that it was time to retel our first film, The Showdown (2007), in a larger format and with other actors. We have learned a lot about story telling, movie making, and life since our first production.

We began writing the script for Showdown at the Rock'n R in the summer of 2012. Pre-production started in February of 2014. Production was June 28th through July 6th. 

Cast and Crew Production Wrap - Showdown at the Rock'n R 2014


We are making this film as an opportunity to spend time with family and friends, give people of all skill levels the opportunity to pursue their dreams, and tell a really good story. 

This film encompeses our personal love for classic Westerns, adventure, and unique characters. Matt and I have worked on the story for two years. Through that time it has morphed as we have grown and changed. The story we are telling is a "classic" western that follows the protagonist through his struggles to find community.

Mark Bailey as "Harvin" - Showdown at the Rock'n R 2014


Let's start with where it doesn't go. Production value for a western is actually pretty high when you consider the cost of horses, wranglers, guns authentic buildings, and vista locations. We had access to beautiful locations, 100 year old barnes, horses, guns, etc, all for free.

This is an all volunteer project designed to bring people together and empower them with opportunities. One of the core ideals of this project is to develop a culture of honor. We wanted to honor everyone volunteering as cast and crew by providing food. We also needed to pay for some equipment rentals and costumes. 

Now that production is completed, we are raising money for film festivals entrance fees and the development of future projects.

Tiller Locals as "The Fuller Boys" - Showdown at the Rock'n R 2014

All rewards will be fulfilled when they become available. Projected delivery is fall 2017.

All rewards will be fulfilled according to the award levels that were present at the time of contribution.

Please add an additional $10 for international shipping if applicable to your reward.

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The Duel - Water Color Painting by Matthew Shedd 2014

Independent film making is about being flexible and resourceful. We have an amazing team of creatives that have gathered around us to make this project come to life. Many of them want to continue working in the film industry and on other projects. 

When the editing process is complete, we want to get the film into as many festivals as possible in order to get our cast and crew exposure. We would consider it a huge success if we could help them find other opportunities by getting our film out their and showing off their incredible work. 

Abel Lopez as "Fletcher"  - Showdown at the Rock'n R 2014

We had a ton of fun filming this story and we are so excited for you all to see! Thank you so much for your support!

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Redding, CA
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