IMDb > The Tonto Woman (2008)

The Tonto Woman (2008) More at IMDbPro »

The Tonto Woman -- Clip: Scene


User Rating:
6.9/10   335 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 6% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Elmore Leonard (story)
Joe Shrapnel (screenplay)
View company contact information for The Tonto Woman on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
15 February 2008 (USA) See more »
A white woman is kidnapped from her home by Apache Indians. Traded to the Mojave Indians, she lives... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win See more »
(17 articles)
Lff 2014: The Keeping Room Review
 (From The Hollywood News. 13 October 2014, 5:00 AM, PDT)

Toronto Film Review: ‘The Keeping Room’
 (From Variety - Film News. 10 September 2014, 2:47 PM, PDT)

Cannes Film Review: ‘The Salvation’
 (From Variety - Film News. 16 May 2014, 6:01 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Great MovieGood film, worth catching if it comes to your city See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order)

Sam Douglas ... Bonnet
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Charlotte Asprey ... Sarah Isham

Richard Brake ... Isham
Lola Garcia ... Ramona Halloran
John Golightly ... The Priest
Duncan Marwick ... Clyde
Dan Mullane ... Tom Halloran
Una Nicholson ... Waitress

Francesco Quinn ... Ruben Vega

Lex Shrapnel ... Springfield

Directed by
Daniel Barber 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Elmore Leonard  story
Joe Shrapnel  screenplay

Produced by
Matthew Barber .... associate producer
Matthew Brown .... producer
Belinda Lewin .... producer
Paco Pozo .... line producer
Original Music by
Dan Jones 
Cinematography by
Ben Davis 
Film Editing by
Rick Russell 
Casting by
Jane Frisby 
Melissa Martin 
Production Design by
Johnny Green 
Art Direction by
Matt Gant 
Costume Design by
Jane Field 
Makeup Department
Merche Abadia .... assistant makeup artist
Jennifer Harty .... assistant makeup artist
Tanya Lodge .... hair stylist
Tanya Lodge .... makeup artist
Production Management
Russell Hasenberg .... production supervisor
Jessica Leach .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Lethem .... first assistant director
Xavi Torress .... second assistant director
Art Department
Ken Brackenbridge .... construction manager
Oliver Brinkman .... carpenter
Chris Bunker .... carpenter
Nick Connor .... carpenter
Pepe Del Pino .... carpenter
Philip Gilmore .... carpenter
Rufus Wilkes .... carpenter
Sound Department
Paul Ackerman .... foley artist
Mike Cooper .... sound mixer
Jonny Crew .... sound editor
Jane Hancock .... dubbing mixer
Visual Effects by
Jean-Clement Soret .... colourist
Camera and Electrical Department
Raúl León .... electrician
Jesús Merino .... gaffer
Gustavo Muriano .... electrician
Alexander Reid .... first assistant camera (as Alex Reid)
J.P. Ridgeway .... key grip
Casting Department
Ted Warren .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sally Lines .... wardrobe assistant
Una Nicholson .... wardrobe
Music Department
Dan Jones .... conductor
Elizabeth Purnell .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Dennis McCleod .... camera car driver
Other crew
Mar Espana .... production coordinator
Juan Carlos Merino .... location scout
Robert Morgan .... production assistant
Tiziana Parisi .... production coordinator
Joe Shrapnel .... screenplay by
Heather Storr .... continuity
Elmore Leonard .... thanks
Albert Rasch .... in memory of
Tim Roosevear .... thanks

Production CompaniesSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

UK:35 min
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Great MovieGood film, worth catching if it comes to your city, 20 February 2008
Author: hlares77 from Tucson, AZ

I also watched this film along with the other Oscar nominated shorts. I was really excited to see that the screenplay was from an Elmore Leonard story. I have not read much of his western books, but if this was a glimpse into that world I will definitely reading some of those books.

The short was a tad bit long for a "short film". Sometimes shorts are so long you feel like you got cheated out a a full length feature. Other times shorts are so brief that you feel cheated out of having some closure with the story. I think this film road the line between too long and just right. There are moments that I really did want some more back story.

Overall I would say this is my second favorite of the Oscar shorts.

By the way I guess some readers/viewers should know that shorts are not usually MPAA rated so you should always assume you might see something "r-rated". In this movie you do see a top half full frontal of a woman. So just breasts. That should not be a big deal, but I guess it is for some. I will say that is is tastefully done and not gratuitous.

If you get a chance definitely catch this short.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (8 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Tonto Woman (2008)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
car/suv in the background jezbian
Really bad robert_gaggin
Tonto Woman artgasmzoo
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Appaloosa The Claim The Phantom Rider The Outlaw Josey Wales Adventures of Frank and Jesse James
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Short section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.