Casting Announcement: John Carrigan Revealed!

Actor John Carrigan

Writer/Director Ben Alpi:


JT and I are overjoyed to announce that John Carrigan will be playing the villainous “Thomas Michael ‘Limey’ Lymm” in our upcoming short action Western film Cowboy Creed. As you’ll learn about in our Kickstarter video, John and I met while working on Star Trek: Phase II (then New Voyages) back in 2005. The first time I got to direct him was in David Gerrold’s two-parter “Blood and Fire” playing Captain Kirk’s nemesis “Kargh.” We always said we would love to work with each other again and I’m really glad we’re finally getting to.


John said, “I am over the moon to be working on Cowboy Creed. It is a little boy’s dream to be a space man or a cowboy. How incredible it is that as an actor I get to play both while being directed by my multitalented friend Ben Alpi. This is truly a fantastic project.”


John is a very fine actor and martial artist and he runs his own school in England teaching the art and philosophy of Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do. I asked John to have a look at an early draft. I didn’t tell him I was writing the part with him in mind at first, but it was pretty evident– a suave Englishman who isn’t afraid of a fight.

John Carrigan as Kargh
John Carrigan as the Klingon Captain Kargh.

Cowboy Creed is set in the late days of the California Gold Rush, a very international time in the Wild West. People were coming from all over the world to strike it rich as Limey does albeit by more devious and deadly means. John is a joy to work with and I really can’t wait to start shooting!


“A western with this much depth of character and heart is very rare and I am so proud to be a part of it,” John added.


Thank you John! Stay tuned for more news and of course, to learn more about our Kickstarter online fund raising campaign and watch our video, please visit


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Cowboy Creed is a Western short film from writer/director Ben Alpi, producer JT Tepnapa and Cinematographer David Berry. It’s a co-production of Runic Films and Blue Seraph Productions.


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“Captain Kargh” image courtesy of Star Trek: Phase II and Retro Studios.

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