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This is the original concept sketch for the dark horseman.


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Underappreciated, overworked, and underpaid… the motto for a crew member on a feature film. At times, I’m sure you all felt that way.

Sugar Creek was a labor of love for me… three years on a couch, raising money, looking to achieve a dream that people told me was impossible. What I didn’t expect, was how many of you would make it a labor of love for you. Everyone from pre to post, grip to musician, without exception, gave everything they could, and rarely complained.

I am so lucky to have worked with you, and I say “work” as if it ever was.

I wanted you all to know… You are so appreciated. Without you I could never have made this movie, and this movie would never have the quality that it does, not without your talents, your dedication, and your willingness to jump off the cliff with me.

Thank you,
James Cotten


Unit Production Manager - Matt Yeager
1st Assistant Director - Mike Hill
2nd Assistant Director - Timothy Willis

2nd Camera - Leo Smith
1st AC - Gregory Wagnon

Gaffer - Nick Ross
Best Boy Electric - Chris Hartsell
Grip Electric - Jason Harper

Key Grip - Ernie Wann
Best Boy Grip - Nate Legacy
Grip - Ian Argo

Wardrobe Designer - Anastasia
Wardrobe Assistant - Karen Hall
Make-Up/Hair Head - Theresa Miller
Make-up and Hair Assistant - Jamie Woods

Casting Director - Heather Fallen
Casting Associate - Victoria Fox

Production Designer - Terry Hayhurst
Art Director - David Howlett
Set Dresser - Ryan Loyd
Set Dresser - Ian Argo
Set Dresser - Jefferson Hayhurst
Set Dresser - Donald Hayhurst
Carpenter - Don Lewis

Stunt Coordinator - Jackson Burns
Stunts - Mike Oritz, Mihn Lucas, Jefferson Hayhurst

Arms Master - Pat Henderson

Head Horse Wrangler - Jody Stelzig
Gang Boss - John Hill
Wrangler - Jim Applegate
Wrangler - Jay Applegate

Production Sound Mixer - Ross Hurley
Production Sound Assistant - Katie Ross

Catering Supervisor - Lori Britton

Key Production Assistant - Fred Willis
Production Assistant - Dana Collins
Production Assistant - Jen Dobnikar
Production Assistant - Marquita Rogers
Production Assistant - Jessica Douglas


Post-Production Supervisor - Doug Fox
Colorist - Leo Marini
Sound Designer - Onna Blank
Sound Mixer - Aaron Levy

Symphonic Supervisor - Jeff Hunsinger
Sound Engineer - Jim Spence
Composer/Conductor - David Itkin

Score performed by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra