Phantom Cowboys

Documentary Competition

World Premiere

USA | 93 MINUTES | English | (No Subtitles) subtitles

PHANTOM COWBOYS

Drama, NY Director(s), Sports, Tribeca Film Festival Alumni
Director Daniel Patrick Carbone returns to Tribeca, three years after Hide Your Smiling Faces, his celebrated narrative about boys forced to grow up too fast, with a searing new documentary on the transition from boyhood to adulthood in places where opportunity is a forgotten word. Nick is winding down a high school football career in Trona, California, a derelict mining town on the rim of Death Valley. Larry wiles away the hours hunting rabbits in Pahokee, Florida’s sugarcane fields. And Tyler pursues the supreme passion of his life, dirt track racing, in the green woodlands around Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Moving gracefully between these subjects, and forward and backward in time, Phantom Cowboys captures the consistent threads of responsibility, parenthood, and manhood that weigh on each of these small-town teenagers, regardless of the community that raised him. Carbone reconnects with each young man years after their first encounters, allowing his audience to observe how their ambitions evolve after just a few years on their own. This technique reveals the tension between personal drive and the uncontrollable social forces that ensure individuals will make their own, unique way in life. Phantom Cowboys is a visually compelling and confident return to Tribeca for this emerging indie auteur.

—Liza Domnitz

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Daniel Patrick Carbone

Daniel Patrick Carbone's debut film, Hide Your Smiling Faces, premiered at the Berlinale and at Tribeca in 2013. In 2016, he co-directed Collective:Unconscious, an experimental anthology feature that had its world premiere at SXSW. He also co-founded the Brooklyn-based production company Flies Collective.
Director
Daniel Patrick Carbone
Producer
Ryan Scafuro, Annie Waldman, Daniel Patrick Carbone
Cinematographers
Ryan Scafuro, Daniel Patrick Carbone
Editor
Thomas Niles
Co-Producer
Flies Collective
Original Score
Robert Donne
Cast
Larry Young, Nick Reyes, Tyler Carpenter

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Kara MacLean
K2 Publicity
Hollywood, CA 90046
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Manager
Dan McManus
Rise Management
Los Angeles, 90048
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International Sales Contact
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The Film Sales Company
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US Sales Contact
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The Film Sales Company
New York, NY 10035
Phone: 2124815020
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Print Source
Graham Fine
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