Watch: 'The Gunfighter' Short Film with Narration by Nick Offerman
"The weary gunfighter walked slowly through the saloon…" Something fun to start the day - another short film, this one a "period western meta comedy short film" titled The Gunfighter. It's smart, it's funny, its got foul language, and it actually looks good. The Gunfighter, starring Nick Offerman as the narrator and Shawn Parsons as The Gunfighter, just won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the LA Film Fest and was also a Best of the Fest Selection at the Palm Springs Short Fest. You'll see why once you watch this. With all the language it may by NSFW, but it is certainly worth watching whenever you get a chance. Enjoy!
Thanks to our friends at SlashFilm for the tip. From the official Vimeo: "Just another period western meta comedy short film. Featuring the mellifluous voice of Nick Offerman. I hope you enjoy it!" The short was directed by Eric Kissack (website), written by Kevin Tenglin (website), produced by Sarah Platt, with cinematography by Jon Aguirresarobe, costumes by Kate Mallor, art direction by Paul McConnell. Nothing like a fun, well-made, well-shot, nicely written short to enjoy in the midst of all the trailers and Star Wars news. If you find any must see shorts please send them to us. Better than A Million Ways to Die in the West?
Ha! This was everything that A million ways should have been. Well shot without looking cheap, clever, a little violent, and SHORT. what made this work is that it was only ten minutes long. Great work!
jay on Jun 26, 2014
DAVIDPD on Jun 26, 2014
Is this a true story?
stanfordcrane on Jun 26, 2014
I have now watched this at least a dozen times and I can find no fault with it, which is to say that I think it is brilliant! I am no stranger to this stuff, having produced movies and TV series. Why this stands out: first, there isn't one second that is unnecessary, both in story and comedic terms; two. the direction cinematically and of the actors is insanely right on in creating a consistent and hysterical tone; it's absurd but it plays "real" and all involved get this and contribute to its success. It's also a lesson in terrific editing and set design. There is not one weak spot in htis production. I cannot wait to see more from this crowd. In the meantime I will continue to re-watch this while laughing myself silly. It's kind of like a song you want to hear over and over again, each time mining somehting more out of it. Congrats, guys!!
Bill Gray on Aug 16, 2014
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