Runic/Seraph Team Up for Western Film Adventure



LOS ANGELES, Runic Films and Blue Seraph Productions are proud to announce their first collaboration, a Western short film entitled Cowboy Creed. Lead by writer/director Ben Alpi and producer J.T. Tepnapa, the film goes into production in November. To support the film, the co-production will launch a fund raising campaign Wednesday, September 28, 2011 on


Ben said about the film, “Cowboy Creed is about Phineas, a young man coming into his own in the strange new world of the California Gold Rush. Social changes from immigration, world cultural convergence and the American Civil War make this an incredibly rich period to set a film in.”


The production brings together a tight group of filmmakers including Alpi, Tepnapa and cinematographer David Berry who all worked together on the award winning Star Trek: Phase II web series. “J.T. and David just completed a feature Judas Kiss which is doing fantastically at festivals. It”s great to be working with them again,” Ben added.


“I’m really excited about working with Ben and David again, this time on a Western.” J.T. said.


Phineas is an eighteen year old who has looked up to the gruff old Sheriff since his father was murdered. He wants to follow in the lawman’s footsteps, but Phineas world gets turned upside down when his ladylove is kidnapped.


The filmmakers said they are thrilled to be fund raising with Kickstarter, a great platform to allow anyone to donate to worthy creative projects. The campaign for funding Cowboy Creed will launch on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 and will introduce some very cool rewards for donors.


“Our Kickstarter companion video will include and exclusive announcement,” Ben said. “We can’t wait to share the news.”


Stay tuned for more great announcements and don’t forget to check out for the link to the Cowboy Creed campaign starting Wednesday, September 28, 2011.


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Bob Alpi, 818-588-6880


Runic Films is an Los Angeles-based film production and entertainment company dedicated to upholding the traditions of mythic storytelling.


Blue Seraph Productions is a Los Angeles production company. Their previous work has been featured in the New York Times, BBC, Variety, Frontiers, Fab magazine, the Today Show, MSNBC, and other international news outlets.

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