The Cowboy

A man is sent to deliver a suitcase to an abandoned shack in the desert. He walks in to find that everyone has been killed except one -- a man he has never met before. The man introduces himself as 'Mister Sharp', not to be confused with Mr. Sharp.

We are drawn into a prickly conversation between these two distrusting men as it unfolds into a story. Through a series of flash backs we are taken through the life of ‘The Cowboy’, a mysterious man who is known for brutal massacre's all over the Mexico / USA border. Mister Sharp is skeptical that such a man exists, but is 'The Cowboy' an exaggerated myth or a true legend?

  • Omid Shabkhiz
  • Peter Banifaz
  • Omid Shabkhiz
  • Ken Lyle
    Key Cast
  • Peter Banifaz
    Key Cast
  • Anton Rivas
    Key Cast
  • Nicholas McDonald
    Key Cast
  • Cara Batema
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  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 11, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • UCLAx Film Fest
    United States
    May 6, 2017
Director Biography - Omid Shabkhiz

Omid was born in San Jose California. After receiving a certificate in Entertainment Studies from UCLA Extension in 2005, he directed and edited several short films and is now the owner of Independence Studio.

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Director Statement

I prefer the challenges in life, to the guaranteed existence.