Cowboy: THE DOCUMENTARY!
Here's the links to three volumes/sets of pictures taken with
Howard's digital camera during filming in Europe! [v01]
to Howard's digital camera pix during filming in the USA!
[05.03.28]: Links to digital pictures taken
by the Producer (Dr. Pat Fitzgerald) during filming in the
[05.03.28]: Links to digital pictures taken by the Producer
(Dr. Pat Fitzgerald) during filming in Europe:
Europe Trip Itinerary pages:
Okay! We have NOTES from
Howard about the first half of filming the documentary.
60 hours of film (about half the planned shooting), are "in
the can" and being edited.
filming has begun! Digital photos from onsite, when available,
will be announced on the Mad Cowboy Home Page.
pre-production of the documentary "Mad Cowboy" is
already underway. Howard will start filming in June 2002 with
a schedule that includes Montana, Texas, New York, Washington
D.C., England, France and Germany and is expected to be finish
by early 2003. Stay tuned to this site for ongoing updates,
images from "on the road", and details as available.
STORY (excerpt): "One day, Howard
Lyman found himself in a hospital bed confronted with the very real
possibility that he would spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair.
A tumor on his spine, a one-in-a-million chance of its surgical
removal gave him sufficient pause to reflect on what it was that
really mattered to he and his wife, Willow Jeane. Howard's "dark
night of the soul" liberated him from then on. He saw that
he had been caught on a vicious treadmill that was destroying everything
he believed in: his parents' organic farm, the animals, the trees,
the grass, his marriage, his livelihood, and his health. At over
300 pounds, this former football player had assumed that heavy animal
protein, lots of greasy yellow fat, was essential to his well being.
But now, from his hospital room, staring at the obese, self-doubting
human being that Howard Lyman had become, he awakened to a more
conscious way of thinking. He vowed to turn around his life, and
journey led him into the world of organic agriculture, veganism
(vegetarianism plus no dairy or eggs), politics (he nearly
won a House seat), undermined at the last minute by a bank
that deliberately co-opted Montana's most visible vegetarian),
his discovery, early on, of a disease new to history called
spongiform encephalopathy, BSE, or mad-cow."
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DIRECTOR: "Michael Tobias is the author of more than 25
books, and the writer, director, producer and/or executive producer
of more than 100 films. Some of those works include the 28-part
series "A Parliament of Souls", the 15-part series "A
Parliament of Minds," the ten-hour dramatic miniseries "Voice
of the Planet," and such other productions as "Ahimsa-Non
Violence." "Black Tide," "Antarctica: The Last
Continent," "A Day in the Life of India," "A
Day in the Life of Ireland," "World War III," "The
Sky's On-Fire," "River of Love," and "America's
Great Parks." Tobias's research has taken him to some 50 countries.
this personal and artistic odyssey, he has been a fearless advocate
for the rights of all living beings. Tobias's works collectively
call for a truly sustainable future comprised of beauty, permanence,
equity, and peace."
for a Viable Future would like to deeply thank Farm
Sanctuary and PETA for
their help in our search for footage for the Mad Cowboy documentary.