Targeted
AN EXPERIMENT IN ULTRA-LOW-BUDGET FILMMAKING
samuel the bounty hunter
THE TARGETED PROJECT
The Targeted project is an ongoing series of fictional short films set in the late 19th century with a focus on action, character, justice, and the consequences of decisions. It started as an experiment in guerrilla filmmaking as a pair of western short films put together by a skeleton crew of five people using an extremely minimal budget: one a surreal comedy shot from a script written by a seven year old in the 80s, and the other adapted from that into an action-packed western following a cocky Pinkerton agent into the frontier. It has since evolved into the ongoing series it is today.

written by a 6 year old, all right
HOW IT BEGAN
The project began when New Orleans-based entertainer Jak Locke discovered a western movie script he wrote in the 80s when he was seven years old. Locke called up his friend Vince, read it over the phone since it was so short, and they both had a laugh.

Vince joked that Locke should get a cast together and film it. With the initial idea of keeping the film looking as accurate as financially possible to the late 19th century period and having the actors play the silly lines completely straight, it sounded like something that could be entertaining, so Locke started to put a cast and crew together.

As costs grew and more people got involved, Locke decided to expand the project by adapting a more mature script from the humble source material. Using the character names and some of the settings and motivations from the original script as a starting point, Locke wrote a completely new script following the story of a pride-filled Pinkerton agent who gets in over his head in a frontier town.

Both scripts were then shot simultaneously, resulting in two very different films which were publicly screened in New Orleans and Houma, LA on October 16th and 17th, 2015.

samuel and jimmy
THE TWO FILMS
In the newly-written adaptation, "Targeted" (also referred to as the A Script of the project), cocky Pinkerton Agent Jimmy Makton (Zach Dufrene) is contracted by the US Army to head west from Illinois and hunt down Billy The Butcher (Erik Jacob Haley), a killer leaving a trail of dead soldiers and lawmen in his wake. Jimmy quickly finds himself out of his element when he meets the wild Samuel T. Barnet (Jak Locke), a bounty hunter who's been assigned to help him. Deadly trouble seems to find Jimmy at every turn and his undeserved pride is tested to the breaking point as he attempts to track Billy...who may already be tracking him.

samuel and jonathan
In the original script written in the 80s by a 7-year-old, "Targeted!!!" (also called the B Script), greenhorn Jimmy Makton teams up with the rugged Samuel T. Barnet to learn the ropes of the town, get a hotel room and maybe even acquire a gun...but little does he realize that the dangerous Bickerin' Billy is in town to collect on Samuel's overdue debts. Our two heroes run a gauntlet of beer shortages, angry horses, Foreign Fizzy and more in a series of often surreal scenes.

The mandatory expenses of props and wardrobe for the films were kept as small as possible.

CREW
Director / Producer / Writer / Editor / Music / Foley: Jak Locke
Cinematographer / Camera Operator: Simon Mabile
Boom Operator / Construction Manager / Pyro: Charles Lucia
Assistant Director / Special Effects: Angelle Tusa
Casting Associate / Location Scout: Melia Savoie
Seamstress: Jennifer Atwater
Costumer for Penelope's Girls: Judith Kali

Special Thanks To: Christine Wallace, Sammy Castalano & Castalano Properties, LLC, Hank Landrum & Dawn Larousse, Stephanie Donaldson & The Purple Penguin Art Company, Jonathan Foret, Ben Conner, Stephanie Conner, CW Farms, Richard Mabile & Oncale Cafe, Michael Cobb, Donna L. Cobb, May Spano & John Spano, Terry Christian & Sandy Christian, Laurel Valley Village, Corie Roszelle Hood, Greg Hood, Jr., Gene "The Pirate" Henderson-Morgan, Avery Theriot, W.D. Conine, Andrew Elliott, Vince Acavano, Igor Studenkov, Alex Alfortish, Osvaldo Briceno, Albert Chaisson, Eric Theriot, Brad Pitre, John Richoux, Jim LeBoeuf, Laura van Aken, Paul Kirkpatrick, Albert Simoneaux, Brittany Dominique & T J Freeman, Denis Gaubert, Dominique Bonvillain, John Woodrow Henderson, Ricky F Whipple, Elizabeth Elfer, Funktion Salon, Howard Rowland, Elizabeth Rowland, Sylvia Pesek, Leopold Babin, Sarah Gramelspacher, Shannon Christian, Remy Duguet
Contributors: Derek Gordon, Jason DeMotte, W.D. Conine, Sylvia Pesek, Noel Thingvall, Chris Levron, Gregg Dantin, Melia Savoie, Jeremy Borne, Caleb McCandless, Dayna Abel, Vince Acavano, Greg Hood, Brandi Bryant

CAST

ZACH DUFRENE
as
Jimmy Makton

JAK LOCKE
as
Samuel T Barnet

ERIK JACOB HALEY
as
Billy

FRANCES GUMM
as
Sheriff Cyrus Barnet
       

ANGELLE TUSA
as
Penelope Linter

REBECCA RAE
as
Barmaid

SCOTT COURVILLE
as
August Pierce

SIMON MABILE
as
Sergeant Simon Miller
       

CHARLES LUCIA
as
Dishonest Abe

AUGUSTUS H FIELDS
as
Jasper Hunn

BARRY PARKER
as
Moose

ANGELIQUE RIGGS
as
Bounty Huntress
       

RICKY F WHIPPLE
as
Silver Beard Tough

FRED JACOB
as
Brown Beard Tough

KENDALL RAY
as
Red Beard Tough

DEREK GORDON
as
Black Beard Tough
       

MATT CASSE
as
Card Cheater

TRAVIS LIRETTE
as
Card Loser

THUGSY MALONE
as
Card Gambler

BJ BRYAN
as
Reporter Bart Jonas
       

FRANCES GUMM
as
Jonathan Wetmore

JAMES GUIDRY
as
Deputy Malcolm Caster

MISTY RIVERE
as
Kitty

JUDITH KALI
as
Lucy
       

CINDY TREGRE
as
Prudence

FRANCES GUMM
as
Frankie

BEN CONNER
as
Malcolm "Buffalo" Lorder

BRETT COOK
as
Private Zeke
       

SCOTT BLANCHARD
as
Wagon Drunkard

MARK LEROUX
as
Photographer

BRETT COOK
as
Firewood Gatherer

TERRELL CLARK
as
Nat Ivre
       
Saloon Patrons: ALEX ALFORTISH
JIM LEBOEUF
KENNETH KREAMER
ERIC THERIOT
OSVALDO BRICENO
GARY KIGER
CHRISTOPHER LEBOEUF
MARK BOUDREAUX
MICHAEL COBB
VINCENT KREAMER
ALBERT CHAISSON

THE PREMIERE SCREENINGS WERE:
FRIDAY OCTOBER 16 2015 at 5pm

RARE FORM, 437 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA
$5, must be 21

SATURDAY OCTOBER 17 2015 at 5pm

ANELAS COMMUNITY CENTER, 7720 Main St, Houma, LA
free entry to general public

SATURDAY OCTOBER 17 2015 at 10pm

THE BOXER & THE BARREL, 7817 Main St, Houma, LA
$5, must be 21


DETAILED CREDITS

TARGETED!!!: HORSE SELLER SCENE
shot Saturday, October 18, 2014 at CW Farms, Franklinton, LA
Director: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Angelle Tusa, Jak Locke
Thanks to: Ben Conner, Stephanie Conner

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Malcolm "Buffalo" Lorder: Ben Conner
Obstinate Horse: Trixie
Samuel T Barnet: Jak Locke





TARGETED: TOWN SCENES
shot Monday, September 1, 2014 at Laurel Valley Village, Thibodaux, LA
Director: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Simon Mabile
First Assistant Camera: Angelle Tusa
Thanks to: Re Howse-Henderson, Melia Savoie

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Jimmy Makton: Zach Dufrene
Samuel T Barnet: Jak Locke




TARGETED: FIGHT SCENE, FINALE 2, EXTENDED ENDING
shot Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Spano Residence, Ponchatoula, LA
Director: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Simon Mabile
First Assistant Camera: Angelle Tusa
Practical Effects: Jak Locke, Angelle Tusa
Thanks to: Mary Spano, John Spano, Sarah Gramelspahcer, Albert Bertolino

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Samuel T Barnet: Jak Locke
Billy The Butcher: Erik Jacob Haley
Jimmy Makton: Zach Dufrene




TARGETED!!!: HORSE SCENE 2
shot Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Spano Residence, Ponchatoula, LA
Director: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Simon Mabile
First Assistant Camera: Angelle Tusa
Thanks to: Mary Spano, John Spano, Sarah Gramelspahcer, Albert Bertolino

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Samuel T Barnet: Jak Locke




TARGETED!!!: GUNFIGHT SCENE, FINALE SCENE, PICK-UP SHOT FOR HOTEL LOBBY SCENE, HORSE SCENE 1
shot Sunday, June 7, 2014 at CW Farms, Franklinton, LA
Director: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Simon Mabile
First Assistant Camera: Angelle Tusa
Thanks to: Ben Conner, Stephanie Conner

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Samuel T Barnet: Jak Locke
Billy The Butcher: Erik Jacob Haley
Jimmy Makton: Zach Dufrene
Bucking Horse: Trixie




TARGETED: KNIFE SCENE
shot Sunday, June 7, 2014 at CW Farms, Franklinton, LA
Director: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Simon Mabile
First Assistant Camera: Angelle Tusa
Practical Effects: Jak Locke, Angelle Tusa
Thanks to: Ben Conner, Stephanie Conner

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Billy The Butcher: Erik Jacob Haley




TARGETED: PICK-UP SHOTS FOR SALOON SCENE
shot Sunday, May 30, 2014 at Castalano's, Houma, LA
Director: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Simon Mabile
Lighting: Jak Locke
First Assistant Camera: Angelle Tusa
Practical Effects: Jak Locke
Thanks to: Melia Savoie, Re Howse-Henderson

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Jimmy Makton: Zach Dufrene
Samuel T. Barnet: Jak Locke
Bounty Huntress: Angelique Riggs




TARGETED: SALOON SCENE
shot Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Castalano's, Houma, LA
Director: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Simon Mabile
Lighting: Simon Mabile, Charles Lucia, Jak Locke
Sound / Boom Operator: Charles Lucia, Travis Lirette
First Assistant Camera: Angelle Tusa
Second Assistant Camera: Melia Savoie
Practical Effects: Charles Lucia
Set Construction Coordinator: Charles Lucia
Set Construction: Charles Lucia, Jak Locke
Construction Assistants: Greg Hood, Jr., Melia Savoie
Set Dressing: Re Howse-Henderson, Melia Savoie, Alex Alfortish, Osvaldo Briceno
Thanks to: Sammy Castalano, Re Howse-Henderson, Gene "the Pirate" Henderson-Morgan, Alex Alfortish, Osvaldo Briceno, Michael Cobb, Albert Chaisson, Eric Theriot, Jim LeBoeuf, Ricky F Whipple, Elizabeth Elfer, Dominique Bonvillain

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Barmaid: Rebecca Rae
Tough #1: Ricky F Whipple
Tough #2: Fred Jacob
Tough #3: Kendall Ray
Tough #4: Derek Gordon
Gambler: Thugsy Malone
Loser: Travis Lirette
Cheater: Matt Casse
Bounty Huntress: Angelique Riggs
Billy The Butcher: Erik Jacob Haley
Samuel T. Barnet: Jak Locke
Jimmy Makton: Zach Dufrene
extras: Alex Alfortish, Osvaldo Briceno, Michael Cobb, Jim LeBoeuf, Gary Kiger, Vincent Kreamer, Kenneth Kreamer, Christopher LeBoeuf, Albert Chaisson, Eric Therot, Mark Boudreaux




TARGETED: PICK-UP SHOTS FOR SAFEHOUSE SCENE
shot Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Mahler House, Houma, LA; Main Street, Houma, LA; Purple Penguin Art Company, Thibodaux, LA
Director: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Simon Mabile
Lighting: Simon Mabile, Jak Locke
First Assistant Camera: Angelle Tusa
Second Assistant Camera: Melia Savoie
Thanks to: Stephanie Donaldson, Jonathan Foret, Re Howse-Henderson, Igor Studenkov

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Jimmy Makton: Zach Dufrene
Dishonest Abe: Charles Lucia
Jasper: Augustus H. Fields
Moose: Barry Parker




TARGETED: PICK-UP SHOTS FOR SAFEHOUSE SCENE, TRAVEL MONTAGE, SHERIFF'S OFFICE SCENE
shot Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Purple Penguin Art Company, Thibodaux, LA
Director: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Simon Mabile
Lighting: Simon Mabile, Jak Locke
First Assistant Camera: Angelle Tusa
Second Assistant Camera: Melia Savoie
Set Dressing: Jak Locke, Re Howse-Henderson, Melia Savoie, Angelle Tusa
Additional Set Construction: Jak Locke
Thanks to: Re Howse-Henderson

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Nat Ivre: Terrell Clark
Drunkard: Scott Blanchard
Jimmy Makton: Zach Dufrene




TARGETED: INTRO SCENE
shot Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Cobb residence, Houma, LA
Director: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Simon Mabile
Lighting: Simon Mabile
Sound / Boom Operator: Jak Locke
First Assistant Camera: Angelle Tusa
Set Dressing: Simon Mabile, Michael Cobb, Melia Savoie, Angelle Tusa, Angela Regnier
Additional Props: Jak Locke, Brittany Dominique, Denis Gaubert, Melia Savoie
Thanks to: Michael Cobb, Leopold Babin

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Masked Old Man




TARGETED: SHERIFF'S OFFICE SCENE
shot Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Wallace Ranch, Schriever, LA
Director: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Simon Mabile
Lighting: Simon Mabile
Sound / Boom Operator: Charles Lucia
First Assistant Camera: Angelle Tusa
Second Assistant Camera: Melia Savoie
Set Dressing: Melia Savoie, Angelle Tusa
Additional Set Construction: Jak Locke
Thanks to: Christine Wallace

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Jimmy Makton: Zach Dufrene
Sheriff Cyrus Barnet: Frances Gumm



TARGETED: FINALE (1)
shot Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Wallace Ranch, Schriever, LA
Director: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Simon Mabile

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Sheriff Cyrus Barnet: Frances Gumm
Deputy: James Guidry



TARGETED!!!: BARRACKS SCENE
shot Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Mahler House, Houma, LA
Director: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Jak Locke
Lighting: Jak Locke, Charles Lucia
Location Scout: Melia Savoie
Sound / Boom Operator: Charles Lucia
First Assistant Camera: Angelle Tusa
Second Assistant Camera: Melia Savoie
Set Dressing: Melia Savoie, Re Howse-Henderson, Corie Roszelle, Angelle Tusa
Additional Props: Re Howse-Henderson, Melia Savoie
Thanks to: Jonathan Foret, Paul Kirkpatrick, Albert Simoneaux, Re Howse-Henderson

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Sergeant Simon Miller: Simon Mabile
Jimmy Makton: Zach Dufrene
Zeke Zonderbroek: Brett Cook



TARGETED: BARRACKS SCENE
shot Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Mahler House, Houma, LA
Director: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Jak Locke
Lighting: Jak Locke, Charles Lucia
Location Scout: Melia Savoie
Sound / Boom Operator: Charles Lucia
First Assistant Camera: Angelle Tusa
Second Assistant Camera: Melia Savoie
Set Dressing: Melia Savoie, Re Howse-Henderson, Corie Roszelle, Angelle Tusa
Additional Props: Re Howse-Henderson, Melia Savoie
Thanks to: Jonathan Foret, Paul Kirkpatrick, Albert Simoneaux, Re Howse-Henderson

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Sergeant Simon Miller: Simon Mabile
Jimmy Makton: Zach Dufrene



TARGETED: SAFEHOUSE SCENE
shot Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Purple Penguin Art Company, Thibodaux, LA
Director: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Simon Mabile
Lighting: Jak Locke, Simon Mabile
Location Scout: Re Howse-Henderson
Sound / Boom Operator: Corie Roszelle
First Assistant Camera: Angelle Tusa
Second Assistant Camera: Melia Savoie
Set Dressing: Re Howse-Henderson, Avery Theriot, Melia Savoie, Angelle Tusa
Practical Effects: Angelle Tusa
Additional Props: Re Howse-Henderson, Melia Savoie
Thanks to: Purple Penguin Art Company, Re Howse-Henderson, Barry Parker, Avery Theriot

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Dishonest Abe: Charles Lucia
Jasper: Augustus H. Fields
Moose: Barry Parker
Jimmy Makton: Zach Dufrene



TARGETED: MEETING SCENE
shot Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Wallace Ranch, Schriever, LA
Director: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Simon Mabile
Sound / Boom Operator: Melia Savoie
First Assistant Camera: Angelle Tusa
Thanks to: Christine Wallace

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Firewood Gatherer: Brett Cook
Jimmy Makton: Zach Dufrene
Samuel Barnet: Jak Locke



TARGETED!!!: JON'S CLOTHES STORE SCENE
shot Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Purple Penguin Art Company, Thibodaux, LA
Director: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Simon Mabile
Lighting: Simon Mabile, Charles Lucia
Location Scout: Re Howse-Henderson
Sound / Boom Operator: Charles Lucia
First Assistant Camera: Angelle Tusa
Second Assistant Camera: Melia Savoie
Set Dressing: Re Howse-Henderson, Angelle Tusa, Melia Savoie, Jak Locke
Additional Props: Re Howse-Henderson, Melia Savoie
Thanks to: Purple Penguin Art Company, Re Howse-Henderson, Frances Gumm

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Jonathan Wetmore: Frances Gumm
Samuel Barnet: Jak Locke



TARGETED: AGENCY OFFICE LOBBY SCENE
shot Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Landrum residence, Thibodaux, LA
Director: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Simon Mabile
Lighting: Jak Locke, Simon Mabile, Charles Lucia
Location Scout: Melia Savoie, Re Howse-Henderson
Sound / Boom Operator: Charles Lucia
First Assistant Camera: Angelle Tusa
Second Assistant Camera: Melia Savoie
Set Dressing: Melia Savoie, Re Howse-Henderson, Dawn Landrum, Hank Landrum, Jak Locke
Casting Associates: Melia Savoie, Zach Dufrene
Thanks to: Hank, Dawn & Chloe Landrum, Re Howse-Henderson

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Chief August Pierce: Scott Courville
Photographer: Mark Leroux
Jimmy Makton: Zach Dufrene
Reporter Bartholomew Jonas: BJ Bryan



TARGETED!!!: HOTEL ROOM SCENE
shot Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Christian residence, Slidell, LA
Director: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Simon Mabile
Lighting: Jak Locke, Charles Lucia, Simon Mabile
Sound / Boom Operator: Charles Lucia, Angelle Tusa
Second Assistant Camera: Melia Savoie
Thanks to: Shannon Christian

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Jimmy Makton: Zach Dufrene
Samuel Barnet: Jak Locke



TARGETED!!!: HOTEL EXTERIOR SCENE / HOTEL LOBBY SCENE
shot Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Landrum residence, Thibodaux, LA
Director: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Simon Mabile
Lighting: Simon Mabile, Charles Lucia, Jak Locke
Location Scout: Melia Savoie, Re Howse-Henderson
Sound / Boom Operator: Charles Lucia
Thanks to: Hank, Dawn & Chloe Landrum

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Samuel Barnet: Jak Locke
Jimmy Makton: Zach Dufrene
Bathing Man: Hank Landrum
Penelope Linter: Angelle Tusa



TARGETED: BROTHEL SCENE
shot Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Oncale Cafe, Thibodaux, LA
Director: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Simon Mabile
Lighting: Simon Mabile, Jak Locke, Charles Lucia
Sound / Boom Operator: Charles Lucia
Second Assistant Camera: Melia Savoie
Set Design / Construction: Jak Locke
Frankie, Prudence, Lucy & Kitty's Costuming: Judith Kali
Casting Associate: Melia Savoie
Thanks to: Richard Mabile & Oncale Cafe

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Jimmy Makton: Zach Dufrene
Penelope Linter: Angelle Tusa
Frankie: Frances Gumm
Prudence: Cindy Tregre
Lucy: Judith Kali
Kitty: Misty Rivere
Samuel Barnet: Jak Locke



INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN PROMOS #1 - 3
shot Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Wallace Ranch, Schriever, LA
Producer / Director / Editor / Script / Music: Jak Locke
Assistant Director / Cinematography: Badninja9
Lighting: Leroy Verdin
Location Scout: Melia Savoie
featuring: Jak Locke, Zach Dufrene, Angelle Tusa
special thanks to Christine Wallace

*****CAST (in order of appearance)*****
Samuel Barnet: Jak Locke
Jimmy Makton: Zach Dufrene
Penelope Linter: Angelle Tusa


TARGETED / TARGETED!!! FILM ANNOUNCEMENT AND INDIEGOGO PITCH
shot Friday, June 15, 2012 at Oncale Cafe, Thibodaux, LA
Director: Jak Locke, Angelle Tusa
Editor: Jak Locke
Cinematography: Simon Mabile
Lighting: Badninja9
featuring: Jak Locke, Angelle Tusa, Zach Dufrene


ITEMIZED COSTS
WARDROBE: $760.78
black canvas duster $79.90
black gambler hat $29.70
artillery sergeant uniform / regalia $139.72
patterns for frock coats, vests & dresses $31.96
fabric / buttons for frock coats & vests $126.88
fabric / buttons for dresses $141.29
wardrobe accessories $106.30
badges $24.45
gun belts $80.58
PROPS: WEAPONS: $549.28
1851 revolver replica $31.04
Deringer replica $37.98
Kentucky rifle replica $26.72
Schofield replica $61.45
pocket pistol replica $49.99
flintlock pistol replica $24.10
shotgun replica $141.13
Colt .45 replica $71.61
dagger $34.98
bullets $5.74
M1861 brass revolver replica $64.54
PROPS: MISCELLANIA: $363.63
gold nugget $1.86
quill pen $3.00
safety deposit boxes $89.06
money bags $18.74
camera replica $117.00
reporter's pad $19.56
wooden tripod $66.57
gems and coins $23.62
bell $12.47
playing cards $11.75
PRACTICAL EFFECTS: $84.03
blood ingredients $57.30
blood pump rigs $26.73
SETS: $671.78
300' PVC pipe, connectors $121.53
drapery $146.23
wood, materials for saloon bar $404.02
SPECIAL EFFECTS: $26.46
MINIATURES: $603.07
covered wagon $49.75
4-4-0 engine $78.06
train cars $104.00
tracks / electrical $54.25
trees $28.93
buildings $152.06
miniature landscape material $136.02
TOTAL FILMING BUDGET TO DATE: $3059.03


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