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Filmmaker Q&A: UNBRANDED

On Tuesday, March 9, we were joined by director Phillip Baribeau live via Zoom and discussed his documentary feature film, UNBRANDED. Watch the recorded version here for free today!

Film Synopsis

Four young Cowboys hatch a plot to adopt, train, and ride a string of wild mustangs 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the wildest terrain of the American West. The trip became an epic journey of self-discovery, tested friendships, and iconic landscapes that included runaway horses, a sassy donkey, perilous mountain passes, rodeos, sickness, injury, and death. The Audience Award winner at Telluride Mountainfilm and Hot Docs Film Festival, Unbranded is a soaring tale of danger and resilience, an emotionally charged odyssey that shines a bright light on the complex plight of our country's wild horses.

About the Filmmaker

Phillip Baribeau, director

Phillip Baribeau earned a degree in Media and Theatre Arts from Montana State University. Following his passion for film, storytelling and adventure, he went to work in television and documentary filmmaking. His most credited broadcast series are Destination Extreme on National Geographic (field producer/DP/editor), Ax Men on the History Channel (field producer/camera operator), MeatEater on the Sportsman Channel (DP) and Mountain Men on the History Channel (camera operator). In 2008, Phillip founded Implement Productions, based in Bozeman, MT. UNBRANDED is Phillip's first feature length documentary (director) and it won the 2015 Audience Choice Award at both Hot Docs in Toronto, ON, Telluride Mountain Film Festival in CO and the Banff Mountain Film Festival.





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