“I want to tell the story that has never been told”

                                                            Steven Spielberg

Into The West

TNT / DreamWorks - six part 2hr. mini-series

Produced by:  Steven Spielberg

Directed by:  Robert Dornhelm, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Jeremy Podeswa, Timothy Van Patten, Michael W. Watkins, Simon Wincer 

This dramatic tale of the adventurous exploration of the American wilderness, the clash of two cultures, the rush to riches in a new land and the building of a new civilization.

It is about the expanse, discovery, conquer  and settlement of the white men in the West.

It starts in 1825 and finishes in 1895 and it is told from a white settler and a Lakota Indian point of view. It demystifies the fables and myths of heroism and symbols of American history. Major historical events like: Jedediah Smith’s Mountain Men, settlers wagons crossing the prairie,  Californian Gold Rush in 1849, Indian Wars, Civil War, building of the railroad, Carlisle Indian Industry School, the Sand Creek Massacre, Little big horn and The Wounded Knee Massacre is the prominent backgrounds of this story.

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EMMY NOMINATION - 2006 - Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries, or Movie

ART DIRECTORS GUILD NOMINATION - 2006 - Excellence in Production Design Award - Television Movie or Mini-Series

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