An excerpt from our multi-award winning short film, staring Shaun Dooley and Ramon Tikaram.
Winner Best Film - Promax Short Film Festival 2014
Winner Best Film - Crystal Palace International Film Festival 2014
Winner Best Performance - Thurrock International Film Festival 2015
Winner Best Drama - Manchester Independent Short Film Festival 2015
Special Mention Award - London Lift Off Film Festival 2015
Runner up Grand Prix, Best Fiction and Roger Deakins Award - Plymouth Film Festival 2015
Vimeo Staff Pick 2016
Short of the Week - shortoftheweek.com - April 2016
Shooting People Film of the Month - April 2016
‘I was very impressed by the very simple way ‘Cowboy Ben’ builds through the use of cutting and camera angle. It almost becomes a scene out of a Sergio Leone western but given its rather banal setting, one that is kind of surreal. That bland restaurant and the two great performances really gave ‘Cowboy Ben’ a sense of ‘reality’, without which I feel the film could well have fallen flat. But it certainly did not do that’ – ROGER DEAKINS ON COWBOY BEN
'Cowboy Ben is anchored by a fantastically tormented performance by Shaun Dooley. His face is both perfectly haggard and perfectly child-like. The film is simple (in the best way) and confidently executed, with the tension building extremely well to the inevitable and satisfying climax.' - ROBERT EGGERS, DIRECTOR OF 'THE WITCH'
'Shaun Dooley brilliantly evoked a man struggling with his demons and balanced humour, melancholia and dark tragedy very dextrously' - ADRIAN SCARBOROUGH ON SHAUN DOOLEY'S COWBOY BEN PERFORMANCE