To save his ladylove, a young cowboy must stand against a criminal’s deadly vengeance.

Limey’s shot the Sheriff! In the wilds outside of the Gold Rush city of San Francisco, there’s one lawman for every fifty men of ill repute. One train robber, a British exile nicknamed ‘Limey,’ has just put two bullets in Sheriff Eli.

Young Phineas Creed rides his steed through the night hoping he’s not too late. Phineas burst into a makeshift medical tent to find Sheriff Eli in agony. Phineas vows vengeance on Limey but his mentor stops him. The Sheriff tells Phineas that Limey has taken his daughter, Greta. He pulls off his badge, gives it to Phineas, and with his dying breath, he tells Phineas how to find Limey.

Ride with Phineas as he and his faithful steed Adair gallop to save Greta, his ladylove!

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Cowboy Creed is a short film Western-with-a-twist written by our Ben Alpi. Dubbed a “mini epic,” this period piece features classic Western elements and grand vistas, horses, six-shooters, and fisticuffs. Cowboy Creed is taken from of a larger, feature-length film we’re developing here at Runic Films. Similar in tone and purpose of the short film, the feature expands greatly on Phineas’ search for his place in a tough post-California Gold Rush world.

STATUS: Completed
Writer/Director: Ben Alpi
Producer: J.T. Tepnapa

Kendall Wells
John Carrigan
Tara Platt
Anthony De Longis
Doug Drexler
Leandro Cano
Wayne Webb
Peter Sherayko
Tellier Killaby
Mary De Longis
Mel Turner

Director of Photography: David Berry
Executive Producers: Charlotte Fullerton and Jyotika Virmani
Associate Producers: Carlos Pedraza and
Robert A. Alpi, Jr
1st Assistant Director: Mike Drobinski
Script Supervisor: Rhona Rubio
Visual Effects Supervisor: Jo’l Bellucci
Unit Production Manager: Tellier Killaby

Composer: Joe Terrana
Production Designer: Meg Savage
Editor: Jeff Handy
Supervising Sound Editor: Ralph M. Miller
Production Sound Mixer: Erik “Gooch” Goodrich
Costume Designer: Catherine Elhoffer
Costume Supervisor: Kelsey Morgan
Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist: Carol Crouse

1st Assistant Camera: Jenn Gittings
1st Assistant Camera: Taryn Roraback
2nd Assistant Camera: Marissa Deal
Gaffer: Gabriel Malikian
Key Grip: Justin “Chuck” Lewis
Best Boy Grip: Drew Valenti
Best Boy Electric: John Mijares

Horse Wranglers: David Baker and Sara Warner
Documentarian: Pony Horton
Poster Artwork by: Scott Deyett
Pre-production Artwork by: Rick Arthur

Produced by Runic Films and Blue Seraph Productions

A Special Thanks to all the Backers of Cowboy Creed!

Kasey Shafsky William Hogarth
Rick Pike Rick Arthur
Cynthia Lin Charles Brewer
Alan Batie Ben Insler
Parker Nolen Jeff Handy
Thomas Mercer Steve Lettieri
Matthew Haas Scott Hamilton
Bob Alpi Verina Martin
Jana & Neal Hallford Jenn Whinnem
Karen & Edward Morgan Thor Goodrich
Mark Strock Molly McLaughlin
Jim Van Over RIP “Wombat” Jan Howard Finder
Lizz Singh Linda Cleveland
Robert Mitchell Jenny Lynn Hall
Sharon Handy Myles Cole
Jennifer Smith Heather Henkel & Trent Faust
Carol Crouse Rich Zellich
Joy E. Reed Douglas S. Caprette
Jeffrey & Gayla Jacquin Bryan McCloskey
Charles Parilla & Jay Sebring Dinah Miller
Joel Bellucci Carlton Vogt
Michelle Kitzmiller Ray Ortali
Carissa Jock Michael J. Camoin
Anne Carrigan John Holser
Brian Q. Kelley Jeff Donovan
Dan Clark R.A. Snyder
Erinn Thompson Kevin Rubio
Christopher Schiller Jack Trevino
Doug Drexler Greta Klungness
Brian Hart Cory Diaz
Dorothy Duder Robert & Cindy Weisberg
Laurie Ryan Deke Kincaid
Johanna Antar


This mini epic was photographed entirely on S16mm film.

Costumes and Props provided by Caravan West Productions, Agua Dulce, CA

Camera Equipment provided by Hollywood Camera, Burbank, CA

Lighting Equipment provided by Flickersound, Burbank, CA and Bayonet Lighting, Los Angeles, CA

Photographed on FujiFilm

Film Developing and Telecine provided by FotoKem, Burbank, CA

Digital transfer provided by Alpha Dogs, Burbank, CA

Horses provided by Rancho Indalo, Canyon Country, CA