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Part time capsule, part folk song, PHANTOM COWBOYS follows three teenage boys as they approach adulthood in vastly different parts of the United States. Moving fluidly between the deserts of California, the valleys of West Virginia, and the sugarcane fields of Florida, the film explores the lives of these young men during two formative periods - transitioning forward and backward in time over a span of eight years.

  • Premiered Nationally in Competition at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival
  • Nominated for Best Documentary Film Editing at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival
  • Won Best Documentary Feature at 2018 Lighthouse International Film Festival, 2018 Sidewalk Film Festival, and 2018 New Hampshire Film Festival
  • International Premiere at 2018 Sheffield Doc/Fest