The Ballad of Thatch Thornton

The envious bounty hunter Thatch Thornton must find an anonymous target before his rival bounty hunter Crow snatches another bounty from under him and sinks him deeper into irrelevance.

  • Jonny Horton
    Party Foul, Student Film (Pilot)
  • Jonny Horton
    Party Foul, Student Film (Pilot)
  • Mary Amoroso
  • Frank Graziano
    Key Cast
    "Thatch Thornton"
  • Maya Waddell Nelson
    Key Cast
  • Shawn Heitman
    Key Cast
    "John Harris"
  • Tara Prager
    Key Cast
    "Anne McBain"
  • Tori Dellwardt
    Key Cast
  • Nick James
    Key Cast
    "Gang Member"
  • Cameron Smith
    Director of Photography
    The Hit That Hit Back
  • Kelsey Buneta
    Production Designer
  • Haley Bradley
    Assistant Director
  • Brennan Cregan
    Sound Mixer
    The Hit That Hit Back
  • Brennan Cregan
    The Hit That Hit Back
  • Dalton Lindley
    Gone Missin', Party Foul
  • Dalton Lindley
    Gone Missin', Party Foul
  • Ali Seaquist
    Script Supervisor
  • Porter Shattuck
    Assistant Camera
  • Porter Hunt
  • Grace Geraghty
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Western, Drama
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 12, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Colorado Denver
Director Biography - Jonny Horton

Jonny Horton is a filmmaker from Littleton, Colorado. Growing up, he always has a love of telling stories and would draw, write short stories and even attempt at making video games before he found his passion in filmmaking. He plans on continuing to grow his work and skills as a filmmaker here in Colorado until he can reach his goal of successfully making an independent feature film.

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Director Statement

One of the greatest things that has come out of film is genre. It places a set or rules and ideas in our heads that tell us what we should expect from the story and characters. Those guidelines offer an infinite number of creative possibilities when finding ways to tell a story through playing into the genre and by breaking the genres conventions. But only if in service to the story. The story is key, otherwise don't bother making a film.