The West and the Ruthless

The Art of The West and the Ruthless

With the Global Release of our feature film The West and the Ruthless kicking off last week, we wanted to show off ALL of the artwork, posters, and covers used from around the world!

Below are the official covers for North America, Australia, and New Zealand, the brand new Global Release, and the European Cover.

The European Cover was selected from the original International Posters designed for Berlin and Cannes.

And here are the original Character Posters we released when the film wrapped production.

For even more Artwork from the West and the Ruthless, check it out here:

The West and the Ruthless, Global Release 2019!

The GLOBAL Release for The West and the Ruthless is almost upon us! The film will be released in just about every country and on every continent on the planet!

Countries include The UK, Japan, Hong Kong, Israel, Austria, Greece, Belgium, Poland, Fiji, Vietnam, Thailand and many, many more! 

With that said, we wanted to show off the Global Release Cover!

The West and the Ruthless, Global Release Cover

Stay tuned for more info soon!

The West and the Ruthless, Australian and New Zealand Release July 4th!

 
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We’re pleased to announce that Sony Pictures is releasing The West and the Ruthless in Australia and New Zealand on July, 4th 2018! 

The West and the Ruthless is the award winning feature film debut by Nick + Lexie Trivundza and has been praised for it’s performances and cinematography. The film was produced in association with Old Tucson Studios (Tombstone, The Quick and the Dead, Rio Bravo, 3:10 to Yuma, and the Magnificent 7). The film stars Danny Brown, Dan Fowlks, Rebecca Gomberg, Paul Haapaneimi, Alexander Harris, Benedict Mazurek, Will Roberts, Zoe Sloane, with Matt Boone and Katelyn Ann Clark. 

The film was previously released in North America on November 7, 2017 and in Europe on April 27, 2018. 

The West and the Ruthless Available Now in Europe and Behind the Scenes!

The West and the Ruthless European Release is today! In honor of the release, we wanted to show off one last Behind The Scenes Video! This was shot on Day 4 of the Production and the first day Paul Haapanemi was on set! It doesn’t look like it was 115 Degrees, but it is!!

STILLS

For more on The West and the Ruthless, make sure to check out the Official Site!

The West and the Ruthless European Release April 26!

The West and the Ruthless is now available just about everywhere! It’s available to rent, stream, and download on iTunes, Amazon Prime, and Vudu, it’s available to purchase online at retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, and Target, or you can pick up a copy in stores at retailers such as Walmart, it’s even now available on Tivo, Cable and Dish via On Demand! 

BUT WAIT, there’s more! The European Release has now been slated for April 26! The European Distribution is being handled by Many More Films after being acquired by Tall Tree Entertainment last year. The European Release will be available at iTunes, SF Anytime, Blockbuster, Plejmo, Elisa (Finland), and Altibox.

The West and the Ruthless, is an award winning feature film and directorial debut by Nick + Lexie (Nick Trivundza and Lexie Trivundza). The film is a Revisionist Western and was produced in association with Old Tucson Studios (Rio Bravo, Tombstone, The Quick and the Dead, 3:10 To Yuma, and The Magnificent 7) and stars (in alphabetical order) Danny Brown, Dan Fowlks, Rebecca Gomberg, Paul Haapeniemi, Alexander Harris, Benedict Mazurek, Will Roberts, Zoe Sloane with Matt Boone and Katelyn Ann Clark. 

Year End Highlights!

Well, 2017 is almost in the rear view mirror! What an unbelievable year. Before we string up the Christmas lights and start pounding back Egg Nogs (so gross but you have to) we wanted to not only say HAPPY HOLIDAYS but also send a GIANT SIZED THANK YOU to everyone that helped us make 2017 our biggest year ever!

We kicked off the year by finishing up Post Production on our Feature Film, The West and the Ruthless! It was a great way to start off the year - and even better, it was immediately acquired for World Wide Distribution by Tall Tree Entertainment! They then headed off to Berlin to kick off international sales.

The West and the Ruthless, International Posters

The West and the Ruthless then Premiered at AIFF and we had the chance to screen the film to a sold out audience, a wonderful Q&A, and then an incredible after party with the cast and crew! 

West would go on to win a ton of awards including Best Western, Best Actress, and Best Visual FX as well as rack up nominations for Best Cinematography and Best Actor at Genre Celebration! The film also grabbed some great reviews from the likes of Jonathan Martin at FilmQuest who said:

Swaggering onto the screen with confidence and bravado, The West and the Ruthless will keep you guessing as it boils over to its thrilling conclusion. Grabbing you by the face and never letting go, Ruthless packs more grit than a prize fighter and promises a showdown that will leave you breathless.
— Jonathan Martin (FilmQuest)

We did some wonderful press for the film including an interview with Scripts Magazine before the film headed to Cannes where it would be sold to 4 Digital and Sony Pictures!!

We then directed a bunch of commercials that went on to win a bunch of awards! Including two Pollies and five Telly Awards with awesome agency MTA!

After that we began preliminary work on our next features. This took us on some incredible location scouting adventures, including an abandoned western town and what looks to be the remains of another world - conveniently located in the 30 mile zone. 

With the impending release of The West and the Ruthless, we began restoring two of our original shorts to their 4K and 5K glory. This was the re-release of Haunting of the White Sparrow and One Shot, which look amazing. 

Then two of our other short films were acquired by Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network. The release included a brand new interview shot on location at the El Rey Studios and never before seen Behind the Scenes for each film. 

Then we directed another round of incredible commercials! This time overseeing many of the fall campaigns for book publishing giant, Harper Collins and HarperOne! 

After that, we had the opportunity to work on a brand new TV show about the war against ISIS, The Volunteers. We worked with the amazing producers at Ricky Schroder Productions and the show debuted on Audience Network with back to back episodes and some incredible advertising in Times Square!

 

Then, on November 7th, The West and the Ruthless was released on iTunes, Amazon, Amazon Prime, Target, Best Buy, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, VuDu, On Demand, TCM, and more! 

The feeling of walking into a store and grabbing a copy is a feeling we'll never forget (although it was strange to have to buy a copy of our own movie - I mean - it's our movie, right?????)

November and December brought a ridiculous amount of film pitches - that fingers crossed - we figure out what we’re doing. 

SO, here’s to an incredible and even bigger 2018! 

Nick + Lexie

The West and the Ruthless, Available Now!

The West and the Ruthless, Available Now! 

Our feature film, The West and the Ruthless, is available now in the US and Canada with a release from 4 Digital and Sony Pictures. The Eurpean Release has been slated for early 2018.

Here’s a list of just a few of the retailers where you can Purchase, Download, Stream, and Rent!

Download, Stream, Rent

Purchase DVD

Tons of Releases this November!

We have a ton of really amazing releases happening in November! 

First, we kick it off with our BIGGEST release, The West and the Ruthless! The West and the Ruthless comes out November 7. You can already Pre-Order the film from retailers such as iTunesAmazon, Barnes & Noble, Turner Classic Movies, Walmart and many others! 

Next up is a brand new TV Show, The Volunteers! We are so excited for the world to see this brand new series produced by the amazing guys and gals over at Ricky Schroder Productions. The first episode airs November 11 and the second episode airs November 12 on Audience Network. 

Also on November 11, our short film, Jack the Ripper, will be airing on El Rey Network with Special Host, and legendary director, John Carpenter! 

Then on November 24, The El Rey Network will be re-releasing our short films, Little Red Riding Hood and The Umbrella Factory with brand new interviews shot at the El Rey Studios as well as brand new behind the scenes!

The West and the Ruthless, Now Available for Pre-Order on iTunes!

The West and the Ruthless is now available for Pre-Order on iTunes! If you Pre-Order now it will be available on Nov. 7 to stream and download! 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-west-and-the-ruthless/id1293636978

The Film is also available to Pre-Order on DVD at Amazon, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Turner Classic Movies, FYE, Movies Unlimited and more! 

The West and the Ruthless, Pre-Order Now Available at Amazon, Best Buy, and Barnes and Noble!

The West and the Ruthless, DVD is now available for Pre-Order on Amazon, Best Buy and Barnes and Noble! The film will be released by Sony Pictures and 4 Digital on November 7. 

It’s really exciting to see the film, no longer in our hands, but heading out into the world! It’s also interesting to see new posters and covers being released as well.

The West and the Ruthless European Release is being scheduled for an early 2018 release. 

The West and the Ruthless, European Release!

We’re SO excited to announce that our debut feature film, The West and the Ruthless, is heading to Europe! 

The West and the Ruthless will be released in the US and Canada on Nov. 7 by 4 Digital and Sony Pictures with the European release to follow in early 2018. The film will be released by Manymore Films who will oversee the distribution.

The West and the Ruthless premiered at AIFF in April and has received rave reviews with praise for it’s performances and cinematography as well as it’s non-linear structure with comparisons to Doug Liman’s film “Go” and the works of Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Danny Brown, Dan Fowlks, Rebecca Gomberg, Paul Haapaneimi, Alexander Harris, Benedict Mazurek, Will Roberts, Zoe Sloane, with Matt Boone and Katelyn Ann Clark.

Check out the official website right here:

http://www.westandtheruthless.com

The West and the Ruthless, All Clips!

With the upcoming release of The West and the Ruthless (Nov. 7), we wanted to showcase all the incredibly cool clips we’ve released so far! Make sure to go FULL screen! 

 

TRAILERS

Teaser Trailer

Official Trailer

 

CLIPS

Opening Titles

Heading to the Mission

The Crow's Landing Shoot Out

Grant's Prayer

Main on End

 

BEHIND THE SCENES

Visual FX Comparison

Blooper Reel

For more great content from The West and the Ruthless, make sure to check out the articles below as well as the official site! Also check out behind the scenes on Instagram! 

New Interview with the Post-Dispatch!

Just did a New Interview with Joe Holleman, a reporter with the St. Louis Post Dispatch! The interview is about the upcoming release of The West and the Ruthless on Nov. 7! 

"Trivundza reports that his film, "The West and the Ruthless," has been picked up for distribution by Sony Pictures. A release date of Nov. 7 has been set.

The flick is the first full-length feature from Trivundza and his wife, Lexie Findarle Trivundza, who share writing and directing credits on the piece."

Check out the Full Article below!

http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/columns/joe-holleman/stl-man-nick-trivundza-s-western-picked-up-by-sony/article_df3f9909-9241-5fe4-9e1b-15cc749e2111.html

The West and the Ruthless, Coming Nov. 7!

Mark your calendars for November 7, as Sony Pictures and 4 Digital release The West and the Ruthless! The film, directed by Nick+Lexie Trivundza, will be available on DVD, Blu Ray, and Digital just in time to kick off your Holiday Shopping this year! Need a stocking stuffer, how about a copy of The West and the Ruthless! 

Shot on location and Produced in Association with Old Tucson Studios (Tombstone, The Quick and The Dead, 3:10 To Yuma, The Magnificent 7) The West and the Ruthless has been called “An Instant Indie Western Classic!” (Keegan McColl, Reelhouse) and “Filled with Swagger, Grit, and Bravado (Jonathan Martin, FilmQuest).

The West and the Ruthless premiered at AIFF in April and has received rave reviews with praise for it’s performances and cinematography as well as it’s non-linear structure with comparisons to Doug Liman’s film “Go” and the works of Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Danny Brown, Dan Fowlks, Rebecca Gomberg, Paul Haapaneimi, Alexander Harris, Benedict Mazurek, Will Roberts, Zoe Sloane, with Matt Boone and Katelyn Ann Clark.

The West and the Ruthless, FilmQuest Review

Two years ago, the screenplay for The West and the Ruthless made its first splash at FilmQuest. Well we just had the the chance to show them the final film and it was SUPER fantastic! 

Here’s the review:

"Swaggering onto the screen with confidence and bravado, The West and the Ruthless will keep you guessing as it boils over to its thrilling conclusion. Grabbing you by the face and never letting go, Ruthless packs more grit than a prize fighter, and promises a showdown that will leave you breathless." 

Jonathan Martin, FilmQuest

Along with the original screenplay for The West and the Ruthless, FilmQuest has screened our last 4 short films, The Umbrella Factory, Jack the Ripper, Around the World in 80 Days, and Haunting of the White Sparrow. 

The West and the Ruthless will be released by 4 Digital and Sony Pictures. 

The West and the Ruthless, Enters the Hall of Fame!

Exactly one year ago today, cameras started rolling on The West and the Ruthless! We just received these great pics of the poster being put up in Town Hall at Old Tucson Studios, where the film was produced. It has a nice little spot between Tombstone and Young Guns! Couldn’t be happier about that :)

To celebrate, here’s a few more shots we’ve been holding on to! These verticals were early poster concepts and look great!

4 Digital and Sony Pictures to Release The West and the Ruthless

The West and the Ruthless, the debut feature film by Nick + Lexie, was picked up in Cannes by 4 Digital and will be released for Sony Pictures. The sale was overseen by Tall Tree Entertainment who acquired the film earlier this year. 

The film will be released on DVD, Blu Ray, and Digital.

The West and the Ruthless premiered at AIFF in April and has received rave reviews with praise for it’s performances and cinematography as well as it’s non-linear structure with comparisons to Doug Liman’s film “Go” and the works of Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Danny Brown, Dan Fowlks, Rebecca Gomberg, Paul Haapaneimi, Alexander Harris, Benedict Mazurek, Will Roberts, Zoe Sloane, with Matt Boone and Katelyn Ann Clark. 

Interview with Script Magazine

We just did a really GREAT interview with Cheryl Laughlin for Script Magazine!

The article discusses the Myths About Westerns and Why We Actually Love Them.

The interview is with Nick Trivundza and Cat Stewart discussing the aspects of writing a western film for modern audiences. 

Here’s one of our favorite parts:

“We invented the fictional town of Crow’s Landing, so it could be everything we ever wanted a Western town to be,” Nick notes. “For audiences, it’s somewhere old but new: it’s a place where people from all walks of life are colliding out West. It’s a melting pot of diversity and people looking for new beginnings.”

And Cat reminds us why we like these characters in the first place, “Characters in the old West were the original anti-heroes. There’s a real catharsis in seeing a really bad guy (or girl) finally get what’s coming to him.”

Check out the full article right here:

http://www.scriptmag.com/features/three-myths-westerns-actually-love

Location Scouting: Mescal

The day after the Premiere of The West and the Ruthless (which was phenomenal :) we met up with Producer Rob Jensen and headed out to Mescal, which seems to be out in the middle of nowhere as your drive through the deserts of Arizona. Rob was one of the producers on The West and the Ruthless and heads up the production at Old Tucson Studios.

When we were shooting the film, he had also mentioned how amazing their other backlot was, Mescal. It’s the legendary site of the OK Corral shootout from Tombstone. 

The location scout was like having a private tour of a ghost town. it was amazing. Here’s a few snapshots below.  

The West and the Ruthless, Premiere and Party!

What an incredible Premiere we had for The West and the Ruthless! Thank you for everyone who came out to support the film (I cannot believe how packed the theater was, holy crap!) and for all of you who rooted for us from further away!! 

The audience reaction was full of so much enthusiasm and excitement! I could feel them going through each of the emotional arcs throughout the film which was just so amazing. I am so proud of everyone who worked so hard and so much to help accomplish this dream Nick and I have had for so long! It was definitely up there as one of the best moments in my life and will cherish that memory for a very long time! :D