We’re on the radio YEE HAW!

September 30th, 2010

Listen to Chris Sand aka The Rappin’ Cowboy and Director Elizabeth Lawrence interview with Christian Zyp – (host of Moving Radio CJSR FM 88.5)

If you haven’t had a chance to see the movie yet, these interviews paint a pretty good picture :)

LISTEN to the clips on our FACEBOOK fan page!  CLICK HERE

Director Elizabeth Lawrence and Star Chris Sand chat about Roll Out, Cowboy on the radio!

Director Elizabeth Lawrence and Star Chris Sand chat about Roll Out, Cowboy on the radio!

While we won’t win any awards for regularly blogging…we’ve recently WON some ROC awards:)

September 28th, 2010

BEST COMEDY DOCUMENTARY – Docufest Atlanta – August 20, 2010


BEST DOCUMENTARY – Arizona Underground Film Festival – September 22, 2010

Congrats to our cast, crew and loyal supporters:)


July 18th, 2010

Warner and Elizabeth caught a screening of the doc WINNEBAGO MAN in LA tonight. Director Ben Steinbauer’s portrait of the youtube.com sensation Jack Rebney, is both hysterical and moving.

Winnebago Man in LA

Elizabeth, Paulina, Jack Rebney & Warner B

Synopsis (courtesy of winnebagoman.com): Jack Rebney is the most famous man you’ve never heard of — an RV salesman whose hilarious, foul-mouthed outbursts circulated underground on VHS tapes in the 90s before turning into a full-blown Internet phenomenon in 2005. Today, the “Winnebago Man” has been seen by more than 20 million people worldwide, and is regarded as one of the first and funniest viral videos. Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer goes in search of Rebney — and finds him living alone on a mountain top, unaware of his fame. WINNEBAGO MAN is a laugh-out-loud look at viral culture and an unexpectedly poignant tale of one man’s response to unintended celebrity.

more about the film HERE

Here is the TRAILER:

Go to www.winnebagoman.com and find a theatre near you!

Roll Out, Cowboy WINS Best Documentary at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival!

June 17th, 2010

We couldn’t be happier!!!   I often joke that “Independent film” should be called “Community film” due to all who generously donate their time, hearts and minds to bring independent films to the people.  STIFF – (Seattle’s True Independent Film Festival celebrates off-beat independent film from around the world.)… and is one of the most fun, down to earth and biggest supporters of independent film I’ve seen.  The organizers; Brian, Steve and Clint programmed some stellar films and bought us some stellar shots of whiskey;)  STIFF (Thank you for hosting killer parties, showcasing a variety of independent films, and hosting Roll Out, Cowboy.)

I share this award with Warner Boutin (Producer – my incredible partner in film)…Elizabeth Ross (Editor – who endured 9 months in the sweltering LA dining room edit suite with me.  She is a true story wizard!)… Chris Sand (aka Sandman the Rappin’ Cowboy - who agreed to share 3+ years of his life, whose openness and career perseverance constantly inspires me as a filmmaker)… Shawn Parke & Jonah Carpenter (aka Moustaches - who were literally an instrumental necessity to the film and whose comedic and soulful spirits remind audiences to, “Dance as they feel.”)…  Martine Workman & Josh Tokle (Title Design & Web Design - you guys are truly a Workle dream team!)…  Seattle (Audience – you represented in numbers and in enthusiasm!  THANK YOU.)

Here are some STIFFY photos:)

STIFF 2010

Martine Workman (ROC title/web designer) and I prep posters from the wonky futon headquarters!!

Martine paints the town with her fabulous poster art!

Q & A

Q & A continues...THANK YOU SEATTLE!!!

Seattle knows how to parrrrty…

June 17th, 2010

It was only fitting that we held our after party at The Wild Rose Bar.  Chris’ lovely Aunt Bryher Rose (featured in the film) used to manage the bar in the eighties.  Unfortunately she couldn’t make the screening (now lives in Montana) but her spirit was partying with us!  Here are some pics:

Elizabeth, Martine & Warner

Warner, Trisha & Elizabeth

Elizabeth & Eilidh

Elizabeth & Shane

Elizabeth, Warner & Elizabeth

Short film I LOVED at STIFF…

June 17th, 2010

…check out the short documentary DIVE! by Jeremy Seifert.

JEREMY RESCUES PRODUCE FROM THE TRASH (photo courtesy of www.divethefilm.com)

This award-winning short will throw you head first into the dumpster diving community of Los Angeles.  The film informs the audience through scary statistics about food waste in America and entertains through shooting renegade late night dumpster dives.  The film is peppered with a great soundtrack, stop-motion animated produce and Seifert’s scene stealer of a son.  This film will make you wanna put on your wet suit and dive into helping feed America. 


ROC screens in Seattle at STIFF on Sat. June 5th!!!

May 28th, 2010

We are THRILLED to be screening as part of the Seattle True Independent Film Festival. Producers, Director, Editor and Cast in attendance! (sorry, Sandman will not be at the event)

Tickets are going fast!

Buy tickets HERE

Roll Out, Cowboy is a WINNER!

May 27th, 2010

Park City Film Music Festival - Park City, Utah May 22nd

Roll Out, Cowboy Wins an award for Best Film on a Music Subject



Special thanks to all our loyal FB supporters!  We feel warm and fuzzy:)  If you haven’t joined our facebook fan page yet….click HERE !


elizabeth and warner

Magical Marfa, Texas

May 26th, 2010

Downtown, Marfa TX

commemorative wooden pass

Chris and Elizabeth on the radio

Warner, Chris and Elizabeth meet at the Marfa Book Store before the World Premiere

Surreal to see our poster hanging in the window! Special thanks to the poster designer: Martine Workman

...minutes till SHOWTIME! yee haw:)

Chris and Elizabeth host a Q & A after the screening


Marfa, Texas is famous for its “Marfa Lights.” These unexplained lights sporadically appear throughout the year; especially near U.S. Highway 67. While we didn’t see these “lights” per se, we saw plenty of literal and figurative stars.

Marfa weaves a diverse community of artists, ranchers and cowboys through its quaint town of just under 2000 people. As I introduced ROLL OUT, COWBOY, I looked out to a full theatre of Marfa Film Festival moviegoers. I became overwhelmed.

This premiere audience exemplified the mission of ROLL OUT, COWBOY; creating a community that unites people from different backgrounds in order to experience a magical journey as one.

How it all came together? The organizers: programmers Ralph McKay and Robin Lambaria, The talent: Chris the Rappin’ Cowboy Sand and me- the director. The people? Marfa residents and festival-goers, the Roll Out audience and Sandman fans; new and old.

The magical journey? The best little festival you’ve ever attended. Sitting in a dark theatre world premiering your film. Rapping and rhyming from North Dakota, through the screen, to audiences and back home again. Together, these components brew what I call the Magical Marfa spell- lighting the path for our World Premiere.

until next time,


World Premiere

April 26th, 2010

Roll Out, Cowboy will World Premiere at the Marfa Film Festival on Thursday, May 6th @ The Crowley Theatre!!! Tickets and program info available here:  http://marfafilmfestival.org/2010/films/