Lean Dog Productions:

"The Next Generation of Western Filmmakers"

An Independent Film Production Company based in San Antonio, Texas & Los Angeles California, the company specializes in Western Films and other period specific types of filmmaking.

 

"We are the 'Next Generation of Western Filmmakers'.  The stories of grit and glamour, as well as the moral character and self reliance portrayed in Westerns, is important to keep relevant in today's varied choices of entertainment.  The Western is definately a niche market, but we feel that we can communicate a good story that will transcend every generation."  Filmmaker - Eric H. Heisner

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Active Projects:

The final audio mix has just been completed on the Independent film Transgression.  We're making DVD screener copies now and working on film festival submissions for 2017.

 

Now Available

for Limited Time Pre-order!!

Check out Book Teaser 

(with non-CGI monkey) @

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyySv0IYOqs

 

A high flying adventure novel

by Eric H. Heisner

"Wings of the Pirate"

 

"Wings of the Pirate" is a South Seas adventure tale with Air Pirates, a female archeologist and an expat seaplane pilot. 

 

In development at www.inkshares.com

https://www.inkshares.com/books/wings-of-the-pirate

 

 

 

 

 

Some of you might not know - I have a passion for Flying Boats & Seaplanes!!

 

With my Western titles popular at the NY Publisher - Skyhorse Publishing, I am looking into an alternate avenue of publishing for my non-Western novels. 

 

Check out the Inkshares.com at:  https://www.inkshares.com/books/wings-of-the-pirate 

 

If this story is of interest, click "Follow" on the Inkshares.com page and you will be updated on the progress through publication.  Thanks! EH

My 2nd Western Novel has been delivered to the NY Publisher and is arriving in Bookstores & Online September 2016

If you have the longing for the classic westerns of John Wayne & John Ford, Check out the book trailer for the Western novel West to Bravo.   

 

Available in Bookstores and online markets worldwide ... 

 

Get your 1st Edition hardcover Novel signed by the Author and related merchandise - Here Now!

 

West to Bravo is also available at Audible.com.  Here is the link to the Audiobook: 

http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B00N3ZSV4G&source_code=AUDORWS0901149ATD

 



Podcast of The Writer's Block Radio Show with guests:  Author Eric Heisner and Artist Al Bringas - take a listen!

 http://www.latalkradio.com/Players/Writer.shtml…

EH Heisner as Marshal Cooper: "Coyote Bill"

Starting promotions for the Western series "Coyote Bill - the Ghost Ricer".  Playing the lead role of Marshal Cooper was a great experience and I look forward to many more episodes and adventures - EH

Photo & paint-effect: courtesy of Carl Bringas Photography.

 

 

Continued filming for "Coyote Bill" in the Alabama Hills, Lone Pine California. 


​"It's great to be horseback filming again in the hills of Lone Pine.  Working through a stunt fight with Chad Bianco reminds me of the grit in my teeth and sand in my boots from Friend of the Devil."  EH Heisner

 

EH Heisner as Marshal Cooper & Chad Bianco as Coyote Bill

 

Pilot for Western series filmed at Roy Rogers Ranch in Victorville, CA

"Official Selection" 18 Film Festivals  

3 "Best of" Awards, 8 Nominations. 

 

Friend of the Devil has been screened across the country. We are now currently using the pilot episode as a promotional piece for our other original Western projects as well as continuing to pitch it as an original television series aimed toward family entertainment.

 

Named "Best Western Short Film" of 2011 by True West Magazine



Our newest project in active development is the Zombie/Western feature action film "Zombrero".  EH will be reteaming with fellow HF Films collaborator Dan Farnam (Producer/Director of Photography) for another potenially award-winning Lean Dog Production.


 Click here for more news about "Zombrero".

 

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News

Principle photography was recently completed on a segment of a larger miniseries titled West.  EH was cast in the title role of Wyatt Earp in the "Iron Springs" segment of the series and his good cowboy pal Al Bringas was cast as Texas Jack. 

 

"We worked with a great team of Filmmakers who really stepped up and did the Western genre right.  Performing this classic role and doing a bit of riding and shooting was an outstanding experience." EH

Film/TV Acting Reel for EH Heisner cut together by Carrie Brooks at SeaBrook Media, LLC

Dan Farnam, helicamera, Phil Spangenberger, EH Heisner

Longtime Friend and Filmmaking collaborator, Dan Farnam is launching a new helicopter camera operation under the Company HeliOptics.  Old West gun and historical expert Phil Spangenberger and EH did some horse action for the helicamera to showcase what it can do.  The copter was great to work with and the horses didn't mind it a bit!

 

HeliOptics specializes in low altitude aerial cinematography for film, television, and commercials. 
Contact Dan Farnam  danielfarnam@gmail.com

Biography

Eric H. Heisner & Amber Word Heisner. Click here to find out more!