The 2019 feature-length documentary, COWBOYS, is told in the cinematic tradition of classic westerns and offers the opportunity to ride alongside modern working cowboys on some of America’s largest and most remote cattle ranches.
COWBOYS tells the stories of men and women working on large cattle ranches and explores the rewards and hardships of a celebrated but misunderstood way of life and the challenges that lie ahead for the cowboys and ranches critical to providing the world’s supply of beef.
COWBOYS was filmed at several historic ranches in the American southwest, and is reminiscent of the wide open spaces and starry skies of Cochise County, Arizona. This is a land where ranching is still a family tradition, and cowboys have persevered since the days of the Wyatt Earp.
In fact, Cochise County in the Old West was an era characterized by rapidly growing boomtowns and mining operations, such as Total Wreck near the J6 Ranch. The emergence of large-scale farming and ranching interests, led to numerous violent conflicts between white settlers and the Apache Indians, and between outlaw gangs and local law enforcement such as the famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral that occurred in Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona in 1881.
Today, Cochise County’s rich history and growing housing opportunities (such as the acreage available for custom homes at Red Hawk and St. David Springs) creates an enjoyable lifestyle in a cordial climate, near all the amenities of modern life, yet conveniently remote.