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A Dark Comedy about a YouTube prank that goes wrong and now they have to get rid of dead body so their channel doesn't get deleted.
WINNER - Best Dark Comedy - Indie X Film Fest (2019)
WINNER - Best Dark Comedy - Golden State Film Festival (2020)
WINNER - Best Short Film - NYC Indie Film Fest (2020)
Nominated - Best Short Film - Orlando Film Festival (2019)
Nominated - Best Actor - North Hollywood Cinefest (2020)
Selected - Lift-Off Film Festival, Los Angeles (2019)
Selected - Santa Monica International Film Festival (2019)
Selected - Malibu Film Festival (2020)
Semi Finalist - Los Angeles Cine Fest (2019)

  • Omid Shabkhiz
    Director
    The Cowboy
  • Denise Kulawik
    Writer
  • Omid Shabkhiz
    Producer
    The Cowboy
  • Peter Banifaz
    Key Cast
    "Tony"
    Shameless, Veep, Hail Cesar
  • Jacob Womack
    Key Cast
    "Kev"
    Key and Peele, Like and Subscribe, UCB Comedy Originals
  • Jeremiah Benjamin
    Key Cast
    "Truck Driver"
  • Stephen Brown
    Key Cast
    "Sheriff"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.40:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Orlando Film Festival
    Orlando
    October 19, 2019
    World Premiere
    Best Short Film (Nominated)
  • IndieX Film Fest
    Hollywood
    November 27, 2019
    Best Dark Comedy (Winner)
  • Santa Monica International Film Festival
    Santa Monica
    November 30, 2019
    Best Short Film (Nominated)
  • Malibu Film Festival
    Malibu
    February 15, 2020
  • Golden State Film Festival
    Hollywood
    Best Dark Comedy (Winner)
  • New York City Independenet Film Festival
    New York City
    Best Short Film (Winner)
  • North Hollywood Cinefest
    North Hollywood
    Best Actor (Nominated)
Director Biography - Omid Shabkhiz

Omid Shabkhiz is an award winning Director and Editor of film and television. He is best known for his short films, THE COWBOY, that premiered at UCLAx Film Fest. And, his next short film, CONTENT GUIDELINES, that premiered at the Orlando Film Festival, the film earned 3 awards & 8 nominations. He is also the owner of the film studio, INDEPENDENCE STUDIO, that has been serving the Los Angels area for over 10 years.

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