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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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Darn close to a masterpiece... but not an action film! See more (34 total) »

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
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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 Edwards .... music mixer
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
 

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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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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Darn close to a masterpiece... but not an action film!, 3 March 2005
Author: FlashHSU from Palm Springs

First off, "Westender" is not a swords-and-sorcery action film. It's a beautiful medieval tale, with some really nifty action, but at it's core it's an independent style film about a man's struggles with inner demons.

The fighting and action is really about as good as I've seen in this level of indy flick. This is appreciated more with a look at the "making of" feature and learning they had no stuntmen.

The symbolism/deep stuff is done really well, being clear without being obtuse, and being moving without being distracting.

The story follows a fairly understandable path, but there are some connections the audience has to make for themselves, and there are some questions intentionally left unanswered about the backstory. I would like to have seen a better resolution to the Jester character.

Some scenes were really poorly lit, which was my main beef with this otherwise wonderfully shot film.

All and all, if you want some cool knight action you might want to check out this movie, but be prepared to think. If you want some moving human drama, check out this movie but be prepared to enjoy the ride. If you want some gorgeous scenery, CHECK OUT THIS MOVIE now.

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