Experiencing Interruptions?

No Bull

After battling saddle broncs, bull rides and esophageal cancer, aging cowboy Arlie Gordon has found a new passion and second career - training rodeo bulls.


Arlie Gordon doesn’t flinch easily.

While the former saddle bronc and bull rider keeps his age close to the vest, his weathered face tells its own story.

But those decades haven’t discouraged Gordon from pursuing his latest passion and second career – training rodeo bulls.

With an irreverent twinkle in his eye, the Castle Rock, Colorado rancher talks with a raspy tone fitting of the rugged lifestyle he has led. His voice is a reminder of times past, when Gordon overcame esophageal cancer with the help of his horse Malcolm and his bulls.

Undeterred, these days he’s back on the road and working with his bulls.

  • Cynthia Hunter
  • Cynthia Hunter
    Director of Photography
  • Susan Hutton
  • Ryan Pacheco and Susan Hutton
    1st Assistant Camera and Sound
  • Arlie Gordon
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Nikon DSLRs (D750 & D500)1080P
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Director Biography - Cynthia Hunter

After leaving a career position with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in March 2018, Hunter is currently attending the Colorado Film School to pursue her passion for the camera and cinematography. She has held a national photography appointment with FEMA since 2003.

She has served as the Featherlite Trailers advertising photographer for more than 16 years and helps train Best Buy's national sales force for their Nikon team. She also has worked as the marketing photographer for Steamboat Ski Resort. "No Bull" marks her debut as a director and director of photography for a documentary film.

She lives in the mountains west of Denver with her husband and fellow photographer Robert Pearson, three horses, two dogs and a cat. She is also a lifelong horsewoman and has competed in horse trials and dressage.

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Director Statement

Arlie Gordon said he lost all the past photographs from his life so we had to interview and shoot in real time without the option of bringing in any past images to support the film. He said he used to believe there would always be time for that and then time got short. That's why we focused on Arlie's life with his horse Malcolm and his bulls.