For Love of the Land

John Turns 94 this year and has no heirs; he never married and has no children. What will happen to his legacy, and land that he gave his life for.

  • Cynthia Matty-Huber
    Director
    I am Still Here Where Home Has Always Been
  • John Hoiland
    Key Cast
    "John"
    I Am Still Here
  • Adam Miklos
    Editor / Color / Sound
    A Magyar Nóta Belga Mestere (2019)
  • Colleen Harvey
    Camera Assist
  • Jess Portuondo
    Camera Assist
  • Maddie Madsen
    Music Producer
    CEO of music scoring house Current Music
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student, Short
  • Runtime:
    35 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 21, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - MSU-Bozeman
Director Biography - Cynthia Matty-Huber

Raised north of Boston, I discovered early on a love for photography and film, particularly human interest stories that cast a light on the diversity of people's experiences. I wanted to make films and to this end I obtained a BA in film and photography and will finish my MFA in Film/Science at MSU Bozeman in 2021.

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Director Statement

The film reveals the dilemma faced by many American ranchers on valuable lands who can no longer pass their property on to their descendants. John Hoiland is a living testament to a time when ranching thrived. His story, one of deep connection to the land, his ancestors, and a remarkable era in the American West deserves to be remembered.