BIGHORN is a 15-minute, supernatural historical fantasy based on a true fact: that General Custer's bandmaster, Felix Vinatieri -- an Italian immigrant and the great-great-grandfather of Super Bowl-winning kicker Adam Vinatieri -- was ordered to stay behind at the 7th Cavalry's Powder River camp and missed the Battle of the Little Bighorn where Custer and his entire regiment were annihilated. The Twilight Zone-ish story takes place in 2002 and 1876. The film is a winner of the 2011 Online New England Film Festival.
BIGHORN is the latest from award-winning filmmakers Alfred Thomas Catalfo (writer/director of the Web hit “The Norman Rockwell Code” and winner of 25 major screenwriting competitions) and Glenn Gardner (producer of 2006 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner “Sniffer”). The renowned Steve Alexander, recognized by the U.S. Congress as the world’s foremost Custer living historian, portrays Custer. Native American and adopted Lakota Bill Watkinson portrays the Medicine Man. NFL Films graciously granted the filmmakers permission to use footage from the 2002 Super Bowl. Nathaniel Philbrick, Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of the New York Times Bestseller "The Last Stand," applauded BIGHORN on his blog, calling it "an ingenious and demented intermingling of the Battle of the Little Bighorn with the New England Patriots" and telling his readers "you've got to see this movie!"
Written and Directed by Alfred Thomas Catalfo
Produced by Glenn Gardner and Alfred Thomas Catalfo
Director of Photography • Jeff Spires
Editor • Michael Bernard
Original Music and Music Supervision • Charles Carpenter
Visual Effects • VFX Direct Co-Op Studio
Visual Effects Supervisor • Jody LaRue
Executive Producer • Chase Bailey / Left Bank Films
Starring Michael Walsh, Fritz Wetherbee, Steve Alexander, Gregory Athans, Greg Kretschmar
Official Website: BighornMovie.com
Writer/Director's Website: catalfo.com