Case Study: Documentary

STORY LINE

The history of the beef ranching community of Texas is a tale of grit. The COWMEN documentary reveals the rancher’s past and current role and influence in our nation’s development of land, resources, communities, and the cattle industry. Told by over 35 historians and Texas ranchers, discover the truth of men and women who believed the American Dream of new beginnings, spiritual freedom and what hard work can accomplish.

RESULT

The first TV Broadcast of the documentary occurred in May, 2017. Further broadcasts will occur throughout 2017, followed by festival viewings.

I just watched the documentary online. It is so well done and puts together in one place a wonderful visual and verbal history of a very important part of our Texas heritage.  It is wonderful that you were able to talk to and preserve for future generations the memories and insights of those who have grown up as cowman.  I love the fact that you point out the role of women in our history. I know so many people that I think would benefit from seeing this documentary–students and adults alike.

– Jerrella Keim, Tulia, Texas

PRODUCTION TIMELINE

12 -18 weeks (This is an average. Timeline varies depending on type of documentary. COWMEN took six years to finish)

DOCUMENTARY COST

$1.2 million 

– 35 interviews at locations throughout Texas

– Thirty-five graphic and animated visuals

– Motion Graphics package

– 85 days of filming

– Drone filming

– Color Grade

– Editing

– Music

– Voice-over recording

– Travel

COWMEN DOCUMENTARY CREDITS

Jon Lindgren, Executive Producer & Cinematographer

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://texascowmen.com