For Custer

Edited By
Howard Sharp

Produced By
Amanda Pollak

Written and Directed By
Stephen Ives

Narrated By
Michael Murphy

Associate Producer
Lauren DeFilippo

Music By
Peter Rundquist

Production Associate
Kyle Kelley

Director of Photography
Andrew Young

Additional Cinematography
Kyle Kelley

Assistant Editor
Gina Tolentino

Sound Recording
John Zecca

Production Controller
Andrew Hall

Voiceover Artists
Josh Hamilton
Jennifer Lee Andrews

Art Director
Gonzalo Cordoba

Key Costume
Maggie MacFarland

Make-Up Artist
Karen Stein

Grip and Electric
Adam Garel-Frantzen

Special Effects
Bobby Brooks

Re-Enactor Coordinators
Ray Heiser
Jim Hatzell
Bobby Brooks

John Barrows
Richard L. Bickel
Brian Carrico
Robert Old Coyote Jr.
John E. Dahl
James Foreman
Ray Heiser
Howard Main
Timothy Sapp
John Sides
Burdick Two Leggins
Auggie Zierlein

Additional Assistant Editing
Casey Cayko

Production Assistants
Mariah Doran
Amy McClure
Scott Larkin
Bobby Colombo
Chad Heiser

Office Production Assistants
Morgan Johnson
Mariah Doran
Sarah Walsh
Ellie Merz
Rachel Volpe
Owen Cook
Connie Honeycutt
Ryan Dann

Additional Research
Joy Conley

Sound Design
Ira Spiegel

Dialogue Editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz

Assistant Sound Editor
Dan Fulton

Post Production Facility
Du-Art Film and Video

Conforming Editor
David Gauff

Jane Tolmachyov

Post Production Project Manager
Tim Werenko

Re-Recording Mixer
Matt Gundy

Stills Animation By
Gina Tolentino
Owen Cook

Visual Effects
Handcranked Productions

Archival Materials Courtesy Of
Image # 31706, American Museum of Natural History, Library
Archives of Michigan
Bill Dowling Photography
Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
Buffalo Bill Historical Center
The Denver Public Library, Western History Collection
Fort Davis National Historic Site - National Park Service
Getty Images
G.A. Custer, His Life & Times by Glenwood J. Swanson
Harrison County Historical Society
Haynes Foundation Collection, Montana Historical Society Research Center Photograph Archives, Helena, MT
Rev. Vincent Heier
History Colorado
The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
Kansas State Historical Society
Library Company of Philadelphia
Library of Congress
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
Montana Historical Society Research Center Photograph Archives, Helena, MT
Monroe County Historical Museum Archives
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
National Archives and Records Administration
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Nebraska State Historical Society
Bill Nelson
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs/Picture Collection/General Research Division, The New York Public Library
Research Division of the Oklahoma Historical Society
Paul Andrew Hutton Collection
State Archives of the South Dakota State Historical Society
State Historical Society of North Dakota
Streamline Films, Inc.
Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas
Western History Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Richard Throssel Collection, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
The West Film Archive
West Point Museum Collection, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Nathaniel Philbrick

Legal Services
The Law Offices of James Kendrick

Production Accounting
Silver, Laski and Weisel

Insignia Films Directors
John T. Sughrue
Robert A. Wilson

Special Thanks
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary
Pryor Creek Ranch
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
Monroe County Historical Society
Glenwood and Joanne Swanson
Public Yards Auction, Billings, Montana
Bob Cook
Susan Watt
Montana Film Commission
Paul Hutton
Vincent Heier
Marcy Tatarka
MDU Resources
George McDonald
Russell Mosher
Shirley Leckie Reed
Scott Larkin
Tracy Potter
Julie Johnson
Virginia City, Montana
Chris Kull
Sharon Small
John Barrows
Charmaine Wawrzyniec


Post Production
Vanessa Ezersky
Glenn Fukushima

Series Designer
Alison Kennedy

On-Line Editor
Spencer Gentry

Sound Mix
John Jenkins

Series Theme
Joel Goodman

Molly Jacobs
Tory Starr

Production Manager
Nancy Sherman

Jay Fialkov
Janice Flood
Scott Kardel

Project Administration
Susana Fernandes
Pamela Gaudiano
Lauren Noyes

Marketing & Publicity
Mary Lugo
Cara White

Project Manager
Lauren Prestileo

Series Manager
James E. Dunford

Coordinating Producer
Susan Mottau

Series Producer
Susan Bellows

Senior Producer
Sharon Grimberg

Executive Producer
Mark Samels

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From Billy the Kid to Wyatt Earp, and George Custer to Geronimo, the real-life people who helped tame the west would shape the western heroes celebrated in film and television for decades.

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