Writer & Director

Western Archetypes.

Traditional period Westerns have been done as well as they’re ever going to be. However, the present (and future) era is ripe for exploring & subverting traditional Western types and tropes. It’s where I feel the most comfortable and inspired. 

When a greedy businessman disappears before his takeover of a small town’s factory, the townsfolk are split between those who want to find him and those who kidnapped him. Bitterroot is a short contemporary Western-Noir that was shot in the Bitterroot Valley in Montana. It is currently in post production.

  • Project Bitterroot
  • Genre Short Western Noir
  • Producers John D. Nilles, Anna Nilles, & LaVonne Miller
  • Release 2024
  • Director John D. Nilles
  • D.P. Jon Aaron Aaseng
  • CamOp Josef ‘Tuna’ Metesh