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The Gunfighter (2014 short film)

Published on Nov 13/2013 by Eric Kissack
Vimeo: The Gunfighter (8:48)
Just another period western meta comedy short film.
Featuring the mellifluous voice of Nick Offerman.
Directed by Eric Kissack (
Written by Kevin Tenglin (


Wikipedia: The Gunfighter (2014 film)
The Gunfighter is a 2014 short film directed by Eric Kissack. A twist on the Western genre, the film concerns a group of people in a saloon who, in an act of breaking the fourth wall, are able to hear the narrator of the film.

The film was shot at the Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio in Santa Clarita, California, and was partly inspired by the television series Deadwood. It was filmed over the course of a weekend, on a budget of under $25,000, much of which went towards costume design and props. The film's director, Eric Kissack, contacted comedic writer and filmmaker David Wain in order to help cast actor Nick Offerman as the unseen narrator.[1] The film was presented to Offerman with a different narrating voice to act as a placeholder until a superior narrator was acquired. Offerman enjoyed the film and his narration, which is present in the finished film, was subsequently recorded.

Reception and awards
The Gunfighter has received mostly positive reviews, holding a score of 8.1/10 on IMDb, based on 1,065 user ratings. The film won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival and was a "Best of Fest Selection" at the 2014 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films. Film reviewer John Arkelian wrote that, in regards to the narration, "it’s an omniscient author getting in the way of his own characters. The result is quite amusing, if sometimes vulgar."


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