Eric H Heisner is a Filmmaker, Actor & Author.
His Western & Adventure novels are available in bookstores and online:
"Along to Presidio", released Fall 2019.
Check you local bookstores for "Mexico Sky" out in 2020
Lean Dog Productions is an Independent Film Production Company based in Austin, 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
Currently in Production:
- A Serial -
Starring E.H. Heisner, August Walker
& Bart Slade
Filming in Llano, Texas
The Stagecoach Depot has been completed, and it is on to the Adobe Barn build.
While I wait for blocks to be stacked, I'll be working on the Twin Fork Gulch Mercantile, Miner's shack, Gunga Din bridge, and finishing up the cowboy horse corral.
Lots of videos and photos of the projects, and updates on the Making of a Western Movie Ranch at
"With echoes of the John Wayne classics; Hondo and The Searchers, Eric H. Heisner
returns us to the desert southwest and his hero, Holton Lang. As in his first novel,
West to Bravo, this new tale, Seven Fingers a' Brazos, is a gritty, action-packed journey. Much like the hero, his supporting characters are all well drawn and Illustrator Al P. Bringas lends a hand with some mighty fine drawings as well. Heisner captures the landscape and the elements so realistically; you may want to wear a 'duster' while you're reading.
So saddle up pilgrim and ride into adventure!"
Bruce Boxleitner, Actor
On Sale now at www.amazon.com.
Get your paperback edition or ebook copy of Short Western Tales: Friend of the Devil.
Based on the Award Winning Short Film, get the first three stories in the series. If you want a signed copy from the author, go to General Store and order Friend of the Devil TV Pilot
Thanks for keepin' the Western alive!
Bookstores & online
Check out Book Teaser
(with non-CGI monkey) @
A flying adventure novel
by Eric H. Heisner
with Illustrations by Al P. Bringas
"Wings of the Pirate" is a South Seas adventure tale with Air Pirates, a female archeologist and an expat seaplane pilot.
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 ...
West to Bravo is also available at Audible.com. Here is the link to the Audiobook:
NEW - Interview with Writer/Filmmaker, Eric H. Heisner
Rendezvous with a Writer Radio program on LA Talk Radio:
"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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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
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!
Eric H. Heisner & Amber Word Heisner. Click here to find out more!