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El Chivo

El Chivo ('The Goat') is what the indigenous Tarahumara of Mexico's Copper Canyons call Ultra Runner Wiill Harlan ever since he won their 50 mile Ultra, a race made famous by the bestseller 'Born to Run."

  • Rod Murphy
    Greater Southbridge, Rank Strangers, Being the Diablo, Before the First Pitch
  • Rod Murphy
  • Gina B. Murphy
    Being the Diablo, Greater Southbridge
  • Will Harlan
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Spots Documentary, International, Adventure
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 19 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    70,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico, United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 5d, 6d, AF100, 7d
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Director Biography - Rod Murphy

Rod Murphy has won 14 awards for his first three documentary features including "Best of Fest," "Best Documentary" and "Audience Award." He also directs/produces video in the commercial and non-profit world for organizations and companies such as Outward Bound, American Express, New Belgium Brewing, Habitat for Humanity and Industries for the Blind. His work has been screened internationally at festivals and on public and cable television. El Chivo is his 4th feature length documentary.

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Director Statement

For me "El Chivo" is a cerebral sports documentary about an elite Ultra Marathoner who is navigating his world as an altruistic father and husband, who is competes at world class ultra marathons while trying to maintain family life, all with a middle age approaching and injuries cropping up.