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Set in a fictional medieval world, this is the story of Asbrey of Westender. Once a great heroic knight... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Blake Stadel ... Asbrey of Westender

Rob Simonsen ... Glim
John Rankin ... Garner
Darlene Dadras ... Sarin
Rod James ... The Old Man
Ron Wright ... Bandit
Hans Hlawaty ... Bandit
David Shelofsky ... Bandit
Shawn Kottmeier ... Bandit
Daniel Snyder ... Bandit
Christa Kepshire ... Slave Girl

Monica Graves ... Slave Girl
Keri Warr ... Slave Girl

Maren McGuire ... Slave Girl
Ann Oxenhandler ... Jarlishan Mother
Tyler Morse ... Jarlishan Boy
Mary Brush ... Jarlishan Girl
Steven Huerta ... Jarlishan Slave Trader
Rolf Nordhausen ... Jarlishan Slave Trader

Ryan Honey ... Dying Soldier
Dublin Briggs ... Chanting Soldier
Guy Barber ... General
Harry Oxenhandler ... Tavern Officer
John Nichols ... Tavern Officer

Jesse Lawler ... The Frozen Knight
Richard Mathews ... The Voice of the King
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jefferson O.S. Brassfield ... Stranger (2003)
Kari Gjone ... Laytha

Jesse Nordhausen ... Jarlishan Slaver

Ernie James Paris ... Medieval Fighter

Jeff Richardson ... Armored fighter
Rick Wadkins ... Angry Soldier

Directed by
Brock Morse 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jefferson O.S. Brassfield  writer
Brock Morse  story

Produced by
Hans Hlawaty .... producer
Ryan Honey .... associate producer
Brock Morse .... producer
 
Original Music by
Rob Simonsen 
 
Cinematography by
Matt Molitor 
 
Film Editing by
Brock Morse 
 
Art Direction by
Bonnie Lyall 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Botterweg 
Brock Morse 
 
Makeup Department
Kellian Allen .... hair designer
Kellian Allen .... makeup designer
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hans Hlawaty .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Ryan Honey .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Alisha Guthery .... art department assistant
Laura Kepshire .... art department assistant
Bonnie Lyall .... props
Jacquline Yerly .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Douglas Edge .... sound recordist
Jason T. Edwards .... sound designer
Jason T. Edwards .... sound re-recording mixer
Hans Hlawaty .... sound designer
Randi Jacobs .... location sound
Jesse Nordhausen .... sound designer
Jesse Nordhausen .... sound recordist
Randi Jacobs .... boom operator (uncredited)
Eric Stolberg .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ernie James Paris .... stunts
Jeff Richardson .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Consentino .... electrician
John Nichols .... key grip
J. Owen Rogers .... director of photography: second unit (as Jason Rogers)
J. Owen Rogers .... first assistant camera (as Jason Rogers)
Mark Roush .... second assistant camera
T.J. Tollefson .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Bruce Bolden .... colorist
Brae Norwiss .... editing consultant
 
Music Department
Jason T. Edwards .... music mixer (as Jason Edwards)
Andrew Lane .... conductor
Rebecca Oswald .... orchestrator
Rob Simonsen .... music producer
Rob Simonsen .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Vincent Aszman .... custom leather and armor work
Marty Baggen .... titles
Douglas Bailey .... custom leather and armor work
Douglas Bailey .... fight choreographer
Ben Browne .... production assistant
Cameron Crouse .... film transfer
Shawn Dyrdahl .... production assistant
Scott Goodrich .... horse wrangler
Kit Kelly Laam .... horse wrangler
Beth Lyall .... wolf handler
Bonnie Lyall .... titles
Jeff Miholer .... legal affairs
Kim Turpin .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Ernie James Paris .... very special thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for violence
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USA:105 min
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Continuity: When Asbrey takes the sword from the frozen soldier, the soldiers head/body position changes several times.See more »

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A simple idea done well, though not without it's flaws, 20 November 2008
Author: cartza from Outer East, Melbourne, Australia

Reading previous reviews and comments of this film, some people really didn't like this film. Personally, i really found enjoyment in this film, but i can see why others didn't. It doesn't contain expensive costumes, lots of fight scenes and numerous interesting characters. In a way, reading the plot line suggests these things MAY exist in the film. In fact, this film is about the personal struggle of a Knight, once held in high regard, who falls into depression and a self destructive path after his love his killed. The only thing of hers he possesses, her ring that he had given her, is lost when he drunkenly gambles it away in a game of chance. Once he sobers up the next day, he realizes what he has done and sets out to find it. Where the journey takes him throughout the film is his own personal progression from being a sorrowful drunk to regaining his honor as a knight of prestige. The amount of characters he meets along the way are minimal and are basically there to act as a buffer so the main character isn't the only one on screen for the entirety of the film.

This film has some wonderful scenic views and takes full advantage of this throughout the feature. This film also has a wonderful soundtrack and the composer is actually one of the supporting characters in the film. Where this film fails is its lengthy sequences. There are many scenes of the main character Asbrey is walking through the forests. Lots of these scenes are key to his back story and his predicament, but there are many scenes that could have been cut down in time. One that stands out is his walk through the desert in the last act of the film. It attempts to depict how traveling through the desert can drive someone mad, but instead will drive the viewer mad by how long it takes for this sequence to end. Also, the are a few scenes where Asbrey encounters a wolf that appears to be helping him. While i'm guessing it is left to the viewers interpretation as to what the wolf represents, it is never made clear in the film.

In conclusion, this in my opinion is a lovely gem that i can and have watched more than once. It saddens me that the director has not moved on to bigger and better things, especially when i learned he was only a film student when he made this film. Blake Stadel as Asbrey in the lead role is above average, nothing more, and majority of the supporting cast are adequate. It is not an original plot, not a groundbreaking script, but an enjoyable experience when you know what you are getting into.

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