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Arkansas Traveler

Arkansas Traveler is the tale of Wayland McGlawhorn in the grips of the blood, death, and devil that are his experiences as a ruthless rebel soldier who just wants to get back home to his wife. But the aftermath of war has sown its pain far and wide.

  • Sean Bridgers
    A Night at the Zoo (Short), The Birthday Present (Short)
  • Michael "Ffish" Hemschoot
    A Night at the Zoo (Short), The Birthday Present (Short), Camping à la Bergman (Animated Short)
  • Sean Bridgers
    Carolina Low
  • Sean Bridgers
    Carolina Low, A Night at the Zoo (Short), The Birthday Present (Short
  • Michael Hemschoot
    A Night at the Zoo (Short), The Birthday Present (Short
  • Ed Leydecker
  • Shane Seley
  • Garret Dillahunt
    Key Cast
    Deadwood, 12 Years a Slave, Hand of God (TV)
  • Angela Bettis
    Key Cast
    May, Girl Interrupted, Carrie
  • Sean Bridgers
    Key Cast
    Deadwood, Room, Rectify, Get Shorty (TV)
  • Andre du Broc
    Key Cast
  • W. Scott Mason
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Drama, Western, Historical
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 5, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Sean Bridgers, Michael "Ffish" Hemschoot

Michael "Ffish" Hemschoot
A veteran of the Hollywood animation and vfx community, who graduated in 1995 from the renowned California Institute of the Arts, School of Film-Video/Character Animation program.

Along with Travelin’ Productions, Michael is also the founder of a Colorado-based Animation and Visual Effects company, Worker Studio.

Michael has been fortunate enough to work closely with some of the most accomplished directors in modern cinema, including as Pre-visualization Lead for Peter Weir on the film, Master and Commander – The Far Side of the World.

Sean Bridgers
Sean Bridgers is an award-winning filmmaker. He wrote, starred in, and produced the independent dramatic feature Paradise Falls, winner of the Best Feature award in six major U.S. film festivals.

Sean has gained success as an actor in Hollywood. He appeared as a series regular on HBO’s critically acclaimed Deadwood, and has also been seen in feature films such as The Woman, Sweet Home Alabama and Nell, as well as co-starring in the upcoming EPIX series GET SHORTY.

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Director Statement

The footage used in crafting this web mini-series was shot over three days (and nights) one chilly March weekend. The intention was to craft a kick-ass teaser for our feature film project of the same title, which we did, screening it at the Little Rock Film Festival, and others, to some fanfare.

Since then, the feature film has seen many fits and starts, and not yet made it's way into production. Scrubbing through some of the footage last year, we decided, "Screw it, let's do something else with all of these great performances..." And, just like that, a mini-series was born...