The Little Big Horn Battle like you've never seen before
CUSTER'S Strategy OF DEFEAT
From award winning filmmaker Chris Hoffert with award winning author Frederic C. Wagner III.
On the morning of June 25th 1876, Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer made a fateful decision to attack a large Native American village camped on the banks of the Little Big Horn River. It was a decision that would cost him his life, the lives of 262 of his men, and the lives of over 60 Native Americans defending their right to live free. Myths, mysteries, and legends of this fight have grown for over 142 years, elevating a lonely patch of dirt and grass, dotted with white and brown tombstones, to mythological proportions. How did this apocalyptic clash of cultures happen? What is true, and what is conjecture? What really happened? Experience the entire battle in a way that has never been done before using a combination of narration, narrative filmmaking, and a 3D design of the entire battlefield.
After the critically acclaimed release of Chris Hoffert's short documentary 'Contested Ground' for author Steve Adelson's book 'Little Bighorn, Voices from a distant wind,' it became apparent to Chris, and his fellow historians, that there was so much more of the story to tell and too much misinformation out there on the battle. Award winning director and Little Big Horn historian Chris Hoffert presents the most comprehensive visual study of the battle that has ever been seen. It will be unbiased, unabashed, and unforgettable.
AVIATION PICTURES and THOMAS EASTMAN with THE U.S. CAVALRY SCHOOL present A CHRIS HOFFERT FILM "CUSTER'S STRATEGY OF DEFEAT" GARY STEWART JEFF RENO RICH SMITH and SHADETREE FALCON visual effects and animation by IN MY TENT PRODUCTIONS music by SKYLER O'NEAL costme designer ANNELLA JO PERRY edited by CHRIS HOFFERT effects by KARLEE SHANK director of photography ROBERT DELTOUR camera operator JACQUELINE LEHR assistant camera HEATHER FLYNN executive producers THOMAS EASTMAN GERALD PENN and HELORI GRAFF associate producers STAN SMITH STEVAN E. PECKEL KEITH MCGILL MIKE SULLIVAN and ELIZABETH PETERS production consultants DAVID WORTH GREGORY CASTEEL and KEITH HERRIN written by CHRIS HOFFERT and FREDERIC C. WAGNER III directed by CHRIS HOFFERT
"This is a story that deserves to be told, and a fresh portrayal in film is long overdue. Major kudos for taking this on!"
Mr. Ryan Trainor
“Chris did a fantastic job on the documentary “Contested Ground” which I wrote and produced. His cinematic talents are exceptional.”
LBH Battlefield National Monument
Author & Historian
“Very, VERY well done!!! A damn sight better than anything you'll see in the movies.”
Frederic C. Wagner III
Award winning author and Little Big Horn Historian
“...this is going to be stunning. From the look of (the) artifact overlays, you're going to cover all the aspects, not just (Last Stand Hill).”
“This looks like a work of passion. From the preview clips reminds me of Gettysburg. Well done Sir.”