What are some Hollywood professionals saying about this film?
1. Contested Ground has been accepted into the Covellite International Film Festival.
2. Contested Ground has been submitted to the Sundance Film Festival for consideration.
3. Contested Ground has been officially accepted into the Internet and Movie Database (IMDb)
“The film takes the audio and visuals of presentation and the documentary form, mixed with some good narrative drama technique, to further tell this story with Steve’s unwavering approach to authenticity and fairness. In my journey to shoot and complete this film, I found a renewed appreciation for the history that surrounds the characters as I saw the power of the story come together. The travesty of western expansion has left a stain on our history that can never be washed, so one of my prominent points was to try and put the politics of the story that has been socially propagated in a highly negative manner aside and rather focus more on the “man” and to see how each of these character’s struggles defined their parts of the history while paying special homage in recognizing the tragedies that befell white and Native Americans alike. I wrapped Steve’s incredible narrative up with the use of archive photos, reenactments, sound design, animation, and the actual battlefield locations, which in my most critiquing opinion, leads the audience through a riveting and powerful drama-drenched story that should leaving a resounding resonance on any who watch it.”
— Chris Hoffert, filmmaker