If there is one eternal and immutable truth in the world of independent filmmaking, it is that you don’t get very far without a few friends willing to pitch in and help you now and then.  The people, businesses, and organizations listed on this page have all helped the LCF boat stay afloat over the years and we owe them all more than we can possibly hope to repay.

Buck Taylor

Buck Taylor is best known for his role on the long running television western, Gunsmoke, in which he played Newly O'Brien.  Buck went on to appear in more TV shows and movies including Tombstone, Gettysburg, Gods and Generals, and most recently Hell or High Water.  Buck is also an accomplished artist and a delight to work with.  He was the narrator for the Lone Chimney Production of Bloody Dawn and received a Wrangler Award for his work in The Road to Valhalla.  We were thrilled to have Buck back with us to play the role of Trube Reese in our latest film, Home on the Range.  Find our more about Buck Taylor at his website www.bucktaylor.com.  

Michael Martin Murphey

America's #1 cowboy singer, best known for his huge hit, "Wildfire," Michael Martin Murphey has contributed to the soundtracks of dozens of movies and TV shows.  He has also acted in such films as Hard Country, Paper Hearts, and Lone Chimney Films' Road to Valhalla.  His numerous TV acting appearances include the Lonesome Dove TV series.  Michael has dual roles in Home on the Range; first as Judge Harlan and then as himself.  Michael included the song, "Home on the Range" on his 1990 album, Cowboy Songs, considered by many as the album that brought about the revival of cowboy music.  Find out more about Michael Martin Murphey at his website michaelmartinmurphey.com.  

Old Cowtown Museum

Wichita's Old Cowtown Museum is a living history museum that recreates life in Wichita and Sedgwick County in the late 19th century.  Several scenes from Bloody Dawn and Home on the Range were shot at Cowtown, and we can’t thank them enough for their accommodation.

Jed Marum

Jed is a singer/songwriter from Dallas, Texas who performs American Roots and Celtic music.  His music has been featured in Lone Chimney Films including Bloody Dawn, Road to Valhalla, and most recently Home on the Range, in which he also appears as a banjo player.  Check out Jed's music on iTunes or visit his website www.jedmarum.com

The Northfield School of Liberal Arts

The employer of record for Lone Chimney’s Ken Spurgeon, The Northfield School of Liberal Arts happens to be one of the few remaining places where a child can receive a classical education.


Opened for the first time in 1922, the Orpheum Theatre is in the process of being restored to its former glory.  That does not mean, though, that you can’t catch a movie or a live show there.  The Orpheum is a fully operational theatre and venue.  Lone Chimney Films premiered the movies Bloody Dawn and Home on the Range at the beautiful and historic Orpheum Theatre.