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VERMIJO is aN EXCITING NEW mystery film drama SET IN THE WILD WEST.

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VERMIJO with Noah Woods as Luke Tyler

VERMIJO

 

Vermijo is a fictional small border town in southern Arizona Territory.

In the 1850s Vermijo grew as a successful mining town. The area was rich in minerals, so naturally the town soon became popular as a base for prospectors, hoping to make their fame and fortune.

With this increase in population came the trouble-makers who saw that easy money could be made from these hard working prospectors. They offered to "protect" the prospectors' interests and keep them safe from outlaws.

However official law and order soon followed. The trouble-makers were driven out of town and life began to settle down in Vermijo....for a while.

The rich deposits eventually dried up though and the prospectors left. The town of Vermijo settled back into a peaceful, sleepy community with little need for law officers. The lawmen soon got bored and moved on to more exciting communities like nearby Tombstone and Benson.

1880's Vermijo.  

In the late 1870s the Lockhart brothers arrived in town.

There were some rogue elements still unsettling the regular townfolk, so when the Lockhart brothers offered their services to maintain peace again in the community the good townspeople of Vermijo  accepted their proposals.

Jim, Ace and Carl Lockhart all started out with good intentions and settled in to the community.  Shortly after their arrival Ace Lockhart married one of the local girls, Eve, and they lived close to town in a small cabin.

However it was not long before the brothers realised that these townsfolk were easy "prey".  They soon started to "protect" the town in their own particular way.

Suddenly it was a good idea not to cross any of the brothers, especially Ace who had a short fuse.

Luke Tyler had been on the trail for a few days and rode into Vermijo for a quiet drink. Instead he came face to face with one of the brothers.

It was a pity that Luke Tyler did not ride on.  Things may well have turned out differently if he had.

But then, we wouldn't have had a story to tell..........

 

VERMIJO's main characters

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NEWS

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS at

 

THE GREAT LAKES

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Sept 21 - 24, 2017

ERIE, PENNSYLVANIa

 

THE TUSCON FILM & MUSIC fESTIVAL

OCT 5 - 8, 2017

TUCSON, ARIZONA

 

 

The WILD BUNCH FILM FESTIVAL

Oct 20 - 22, 2017

WILLCOX, ARIZONA

 

Please email for information vermijofilm@gmail.com

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THE CAST

We are delighted to announce that we have some wonderful and very talented cast and crew members working on VERMIJO.

These include stunt professionals (past and present) from Trail Dust Town in Tucson, Arizona, together with some experienced horse riders and working cowboys.

Click on a RED link for a cast member biography.

NOAH WOODS - Luke Tyler

RAYMOND SCOTT - Frank Tyler

ADAM GOLD - Jim Lockhart

HAYDEN WILSON - Ace Lockhart

TYLER BURKE - Carl Lockhart

SARAH BERG - Eve Lockhart

HEATHER WOODS - Mrs. Tucker

JAY GAMMONS - Barman Miller

BRANDON GOMEZ - Ricky

RICHARD CALVERT - Jed

DAVID HIGHT - Townsfolk Leader

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CHARACTER PROFILES

JIM LOCKHART

Tough and ruthless, Jim always looked out for his younger brothers.

Confident, arrogant and quick with a gun, he enforced the law any way he liked.

And the law he enjoyed enforcing better than any other was his own, Lockhart’s Law.

"This here's my town now. And if they cross us, there's hell to pay"

 

ACE LOCKHART

He always lived in Jim’s shadow, and hated himself for it. But where Jim had the determination to see things through, Ace was easily distracted by whiskey, women and cards.

When one of his conquests fell pregnant, he’d have been happy to turn his back on her. But as always, Jim saw the bigger picture. The people of Vermijo wouldn’t take kindly to one of their peace officers getting a girl in trouble and then abandoning her. So Ace married Eve ... and hated every minute of a marriage he never sought.

This only soured his hair-trigger temper even more.

"Take one more step and I will drill you from belly to backbone."

 

CARL LOCKHART

The youngest of the three brothers, Carl also possessed a cruel streak and an impulsive nature. He’d fight anyone and was way too ready to use the gun at his hip. His sadistic nature was coupled with a curious naiveté.

But no one could like Carl for any length of time. Sooner or later he showed his true colours ... red for the blood he was always ready to spill, and black for the evil that lived deep inside him.

"It's goin' to be a fine day for a hanging, Jim"

EVE LOCKHART

Timid and inoffensive, she was a town girl in awe of the big, good-looking Ace Lockhart.

When she fell pregnant, she told herself that everything would be all right. She and Ace would get married and dote on their newborn baby.

But then Eve lost the child, and Ace grew more and more resentful of being trapped in a marriage than, as it turned out, was just a sham. Eve ceased to be his wife then, and instead became his victim ...

"I wasn't just marrying the father of my baby, Ace.  I thought I was marrying a husband as well."

LUKE TYLER

Luke’s father was a ne’er-do-well and so Luke spent most of his formative years in the care of his grandfather. But Frank Tyler was a lawman often away for long periods of time.

During those periods, Luke figured that a life on the drift, just like that of his errant pa, was what he really wanted. So Luke left home and went on the drift ... and ended up hating his nomadic life.

Many times he thought about going home to his grandpa, but his stubborn streak kept him away ... until he had no choice but to seek out the one man he could trust above all others.

"I don't know what your problem is, but I don't want no trouble, you hear"

 

FRANK TYLER

A tough, no-nonsense U.S. Marshal and one of the best of his kind, until his retirement.

Then the widower bought a ranch and tried to fill his lonely days any way he could. But he always wondered where his grandson was, what had become of him.

When Fate brought them back together, it also gave Frank new purpose—to pack a gun again and uphold the spirit of law and order!

"Listen here, Lockhart, coz I don't chew my cabbage twice"

BARMAN MILLER

Like all the folks in Vermijo, he learned the hard way that to get along, you had to kowtow to the Lockhart boys. He hated it. All the men in town hated it. But no one had the guts to stand up against them. Oh, a few had tried, and most had met with unfortunate ‘accidents’.

So Miller tended bar and tried to mind his own business ... until he had to make a choice one way or the other.

"I only see what the Lockharts want me to see, get it!"

 

MRS TUCKER

Like most of the women in Vermijo, all she could do was watch as the Lockhart brothers ground the townsfolk under their heels, and pray that someone, someday, would come along to break their hold on the town.

She had just about given up hope of that when the Lockharts picked on the wrong boy, and slowly, the tide turned against them ...

"Them Lockharts - there's a lot of things they'd never stand for."

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THE CREW

Director - PAUL VERNON

Writer - BEN BRIDGES

Original idea - LINDSEY M. FOULKES

Producers - PAUL VERNON & ADAM GOLD

Executive Producers - MIKE STOTTER & DAVID WHITEHEAD

Music - GREGOIRE LOURME 

Sound - JOVANY HERNANDEZ

Production Assistant - RUTH BOOTH

Stunts and Fight Arranger - ADAM GOLD

Gun Props & Wardrobe - DAVID STALEY

Horse Wranglers - BRANDON GOMEZ & RICHARD CALVERT

Location Scout - RICHARD CALVERT

Aerial Footage - NICK DeBOER

Rider - FRIAM STRAIN

VERMIJO is a NONREV STUDIOS production in association with PICCADILLY PUBLISHING

© Paul Vernon 2016, 2017

 

 

 

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vermijofilm@gmail.com