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The Roper

Kendrick is a young, black calf roper grafting through the local, all-white rodeo circuits of the southern United States. Soft spoken and gentlemanly, roping is Kendrick’s singular focus, his ‘good addiction’. He practices long into the night and is happiest when he is on the road to a competition. Before each rodeo he prays for the safety of his horse and himself, and to win a check. Ever since he was a boy he has dreamed to one day making it to the National Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas. This is the beginning of that story.

Director: Ewan McNicol, Anna Sandilands

Producer: Anna Sandilands, Ewan McNicol

Cinematographer: Ewan McNicol

Editor: Marco Perez

Sound Designer: John Buroker at HEARby Sound

Music: Madrona Music

Additional Credits: Story Producer: Apryl Richards, Sound Recordist: Steven Bechtold, Assistant Editor: Chloe McLennan, Marketing & Distribution: Eli Martin, Colorist: Jeff Tillotson at Lightpress

Principal Cast: Kendrick Domingue


Filmmakers Ewan McNicol and Anna Sandilands are owners of Lucid Inc., a documentary studio based in Seattle. Their work has received film and advertising accolades including BAFTA, Sundance and One Club. McNicol and Sandilands are in final production on a documentary feature “Uncertain”, and in pre-production on the feature-length of “The Roper”.

Public Film Contact
Eli Martin
Lucid Inc.
(206) 344-3144