Film - CineRebels Competition Filmfest 2022


Directed by Geoff Marslett


Director: Geoff Marslett
Section: CineRebels Competition
Country: USA
Year: 2022
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Kiowa Gordon, Lily Gladstone, John Way, David Arquette, Frank Mosley


Western meets metaverse in a hilariously creative mix of styles that brings the most classic of all film genres into the 21st century.

In 1870s Arizona, two charming drifters, Frank and Bruno, team up with a tough woman named Linde to search for an elusive frontier musician across various timelines and dimensions. Hot on their heels is the unscrupulous Colfax, who has a score to settle with them. And then there’s the matter of Schrödinger’s cat. This film alternates between 16mm live action, paper cutouts, hand-drawn animation, oil paintings, 8K video, collages, digital animation, and musical performances, with each type of art representing its own competing timeline.

Meet the director


Geoff Marslett

Geoff Marslett, born in Texas, is an animator, director, writer, producer, and actor. He grew up as a cowboy with an interest in physics and worked both in construction and at the Naval Research Laboratory before becoming a filmmaker. His work often revolves around the romance of connection and the way that exploring your universe changes you and the place you’re exploring. He adores his cat named FatFace, and still genuinely loves making things. He divides his time between teaching at the University of Colorado and making his own films.


Screenplay: Geoff Marslett, Howe Gelb
Director of Photography: Jon Firestone, Adam J. Minnick
Film Editor: Tom Wilson, Matt Latham, Ian Holden
Composer: Howe Gelb, Maciej Zielinski
Production Designer: Amanda Gostomski
Costume Design: Kelly Spencer
Sound: Eric Friend
Sound design: Eric Friend
Animation: Marcelo Lessa
Make-up artist: Kay DaSilva
Casting director: Geoff Marslett
Producer: Bill Way, Geoff Marslett
Production Company: Fit Via Vi, Swerve Pictures
Executive producer: Lily Gladstone, David Arquette, Kiowa Gordon
Co-Producer: Melodie Sisk