COYOTE FUNERAL Now Available on DVD

‘COYOTE FUNERAL’

A RED DIRT FILM ABOUT A WALK ACROSS TEXAS – DEBUTS ON DVD

“In a walk across Texas, the greatest distance is between two brothers.”

Coyote Funeral, an independent feature film made by Texan filmmakers using Texan actors, has just been released on DVD.   The film features an appearance by Cooder Graw as well as a soundtrack of stellar Texas Music artists including Robert Earl Keen, Charlie Robison, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Kevin Fowler, Reckless Kelly, Wade Bowen, Bleu Edmondson, and Texas Renegade.
The movie’s co-directors, native Houstonians Jason May and Phelps Harmon, both graduates of St. John’s School and Washington and Lee University, take a universal theme and add a Texas-sized twist in their first feature film.  In Coyote Funeral, two estranged brothers attempt to rekindle the camaraderie of their youth by literally walking 857 miles across Texas.   After the journey begins along the Sabine River, the sibling rivalry unfolds amidst the dynamic and rugged terrain of Texas itself, culminating with an emotional high in El Paso.
May’s brother, Jono Young, stars as the leading protagonist.  May says, “We made Jono audition, and he delivered the lines like I heard the character in my head.  But that doesn’t mean it was easy.  Sure I liked the opportunity to tell my little brother what to do, but I don’t think he liked putting up with it quite as much.   In the end though, it made the film that much more interesting.”
Filmed along the back roads and honky tonks of Texas, including the legendary Gruene Hall, Coyote Funeral makes Texas as much a character as a setting. But whether or not they make it depends less on braving the elements than surviving each other.

“Coyote Funeral” is available through the film’s website, www.coyotefuneral.com.

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