MARINA DEL REY, Calif. — The official website for "Cowboys & Engines," a short film to be produced by crossover star James Deen, is now online.
According to the producers, the Kickstarter-funded film is a steampunk western starring Jeff Cannata ("The Totally Rad Show") and Walter Koenig ("Star Trek," "Babylon 5"). “Cowboys & Engines” scribe Bryn Pryor will also direct.
The website includes cast bios, production designs, and inside information.
"It's exciting to have James Deen producing our film," Pryor said. "We've worked together before, and I know that his hands-on producing experience will help us get it done on time and on budget."
Deen added, “I've wanted to see this movie from the moment I finished reading the script. We built this content-filled website to build interest in a fun, informative way. When you click your way through it, you'll want to see it too.”
The film is described as an adventure that follows a war-weary former ambassador from the nation of Texas, as he meets a woman who proves to be as dangerous as she is charming. The duo encounter a professor whose destructive machine has been stolen and they must save San Francisco from total destruction.
The creative team behind the movie said the production is “an attempt to create something truly amazing; a dynamic, entertaining work of art for its own sake. A film that demonstrates without compromise that the people making it, irrespective of their professional backgrounds, are artists capable of working far beyond the narrow constraints of public expectation.”
Contributors to “Cowboys & Engines” through KickStarter.com can receive prizes depending on the size of their contribution, including a comic book one-sheet, original props and wardrobe, the opportunity to be an extra in the film, premiere passes, and joining James Deen in a producer credit.