The Ballad Of A Coyote

The Ballad of a Coyote follows Arizona Meyer, a down-on-his-luck rancher who finds himself on the wrong side of a gambling debt and alcohol addiction. Unable to pay his marker, Arizona reluctantly agrees to work it off by smuggling a woman up across the US/Mexico border for reasons unknown to him. While his own life is spiraling, he's forced to take on this new cagey, guarded companion with a veiled past of her own. Together they must navigate the inhospitable Sonoran desert, Cartel checkpoints, and their own unfortunate truths.

  • Trevor Riley
  • Trevor Riley
  • Jason Eisner
  • Trevor Riley
  • Brian Stepanek
    Key Cast
    "Galen "
    Greenbook, The Island
  • Marisa Echeverria
    Key Cast
    "Martina Vasquez"
    Goliath, The Morning Show,
  • Trevor Riley
    Key Cast
    "Arizona Meyer "
    American Crime, Animal Kingdom,
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 20 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Alexa LF
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Los Angeles IFS Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 27, 2023
    World Premier
    Official Selection, Best Thriller, Best Actor,
  • Malibu Film Festival
    United States
    May 31, 2023
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Trevor Riley

Trevor Riley is an American filmmaker, born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Trevor's first short film as a writer/director, The Human Element, received many accolades and has been archived by Steven Spielberg’s Shoah foundation. It is currently being packaged as a feature film. Trevor has written numerous television and feature scripts, which have been optioned and developed by top tier companies and filmmakers alike. He is also a 2020 Academy Nicholl Semifinalist. As an actor, Trevor is best known for appearing in John Ridley's American Crime and John Wells' Animal Kingdom directed by David Rodriguez.

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