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The Count honored in Electra, TX

The Count brought home several awards in Lonesome Tree's Texas debut at the Cowpokes International Film Festival. The honors included Best Modern Day Western, Best Actor (Mini Short) for Larry Poole, Best Actress (Mini Short) for Jody Catlin, as well as Festival Director's Choice: Best Mini Short Film and Best Director (Mini Short) for Sean George. An additional honor of third place in the Movie Poster category was bestowed on the artwork of Austin Hillebrecht.

The Count Premieres at The Wild Bunch Film Festival

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Lonesome Tree's fourth short film, The Count, made it's debut at The Wild Bunch Film Festival on September 30th, 2021. It was the third film to view at the world's premiere western film festival.


The Count was honored with nine awards which include Festival Director's Choice for Best Modern Day Mini Short as well as Best Director and Best Cinematographer for Sean George, Best Actor for Larry Poole, Best Actress for Jody Catlin, Best Supporting Actor for Paige Smith, Best Cast Ensemble, Best Produced, and Best Score for Matt Marron.


Paige Smith interview with Shoutout LA Magazine

Lonesome Tree creator and producer, Paige Smith is featured in a Shoutout LA March 2021 interview.


In the interview he discusses the definition of success in a challenging industry, his past relationships with acting and writing from his youth and growth years in college and the stages of Chicago, IL. He talks about the beginnings of Lonesome Tree and gives love to his favorite spots in Los Angeles and credits those who have helped him make our production company happen.

Check it out by clicking here!


More bacon served for Her Name Was No One in Miami, OK


Lonesome Tree traveled to the historic Coleman Theater Beautiful for the 4th Annual Sunny Side Film Festival and was awarded Best Mini Short for Her Name Was No One.


Other awards included; Best Actress (Mini Short), Sal Neslusan, Best Actor (Mini Short), Paige Smith,  and Festival Director's Choice for Best Micro Short.


Seeing our western film play on the massive screen of a legendary, fully restored, classic Rt. 66 theater from the early days of silent film and vaudeville was truly an honor and a rare treat.


Her Name Was No One brings home the bacon in Willcox, AZ

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Lonesome Tree's second trip to the 2020 Wild Bunch Film Festival in Willcox, AZ was filled with grand fun and huge glory as Her Name Was No One was bombarded with five awards including Best Drama.

Other awards included Festival Director's Choice for; Best Short, Best Produced Short, (Danielle Argyros & Paige Smith,) Best Director, (Sean George,) and Best Actor, (Paige Smith.) 

Our team is very proud to have these honors bestowed upon us and as usual, we had a great time watching high-riding heroes on the silver screen from some of our favorite Western filmmakers.


Her Name Was No One honored in Roswell, GA

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As it tears up the film festival circuit, Her Name Was No One has finally won it's first award and it's a great one! The Southern Shorts Awards in Roswell, GA has bestowed the honor of Best Western on our film and we are very proud of it.


Many cast and crew were also honored in Georgia. Awards of Merit and Excellence were granted to Schuyler Mastain, Sal Neslusan and Paige Smith for acting. Sean George was given an award of Merit for direction, Reid Stover was awarded for editing and photography, and Natalie Huizenga was awarded for sound design. Paige Smith and Danielle Argyros were given awards for production, production design as well as costume design and Matt Marron was given an award of Excellence for his musical score.


Her Name Was No One honored in Portland, OR

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Her Name Was No One was bestowed with it's second award, this time, at the Winter 2020 session of the Oregon Short Film Festival. In a category crowded with fast paced and exciting films, Her Name Was No One took home the award for Best Action Film.


Lonesome Tree recognized by VoyageLA Magazine


Our fabulous team has been recognized as a Los Angeles "Hidden Gem" by VoyageLA Magazine. The interview focuses on Lonesome Tree's conception, style, mission as well as our trials and tribulations along the way. You can read all about it by clicking here!


The Road From Durango honored in Willcox, AZ


We are so humble and grateful for our honorable mention in the short film category at the Wild Bunch Film Festival in Willcox, AZ. Lonesome Tree Productions had a successful screening and had the honor of meeting a fantastic community of western filmmakers from Arizona, California, Georgia, Michigan, Texas and many others. The festival was a huge success and our company is now in the works for future collaborations with several like-minded artists hoping to advocate for and excel in western lifestyle promotion and movie making. Besides the fun and joy of meeting and befriending the cream of the crop in western film making, producer Paige Smith also participated in two private tours of the legendary Old Town Tucson film sets.

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