“A film that upends the stereotypes of western archetypes. Howdy, Montana captures a nuanced landscape that’s raw, heartbreaking, beautiful and inspiring; even in the smallest details.”
— Erika Fredrickson, THE MISSOULA INDEPENDENT
Documentary, 45 min. | Directed by Matt Cascella
Howdy, Montana is a collage of faces and landscapes, guided by 20-year-old punk rock musician, Joey Running Crane of the Blackfeet Reservation. The film navigates through band practices, day jobs, and intriguing residents from Montana’s tight-knit communities. Howdy, Montana patiently examines contained dreams and youthful inhibitions on a beautiful sprawling frontier.
WINNER: Best Short Documentary – 2013 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
About the Director:
Matt Cascella has been stoking his imagination through the art of filmmaking since the ripe age of 10 with his first film "Vinny and the Boys." Since then he hasn't stopped writing, directing, or editing. His interest in telling stories resulted in graduating from The School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Film Directing. During school he made 10 short films, one of which, This End Up, won for “Best Directing” at the Dusty Film Festival during his thesis year awards ceremony. Matt began to develop a greater passion for documentaries and went on to work as an Editor in between his time spent on personal projects. He has worked with such prestigious post houses as Chromavision, and Part2 Pictures for several National Geographic programs. Matt's most current directorial effort is “Howdy, Montana” his first feature documentary.