A documentary directed by an MSU film graduate and produced by director of the MSU film program won the audience choice awards at two prominent documentary film festivals.

"Unbranded" follows an epic journey of four young cowboys who ride 3,000 miles along the backbone of the Rocky Mountains from the Mexican to the Canadian border on a string of wild mustangs. The film, directed by MSU film graduate Phillip Baribeau and produced by Dennis Aig, director of the MSU film program, won the audience choice awards at both the 2015 Telluride Mountainfilm Festival and Toronto’s HotDocs festival, which is the largest documentary film festival in the world.

The feature-length documentary will open with a national release in September. It will be distributed by Gravitas Ventures, based in Los Angeles. Cindy Mehl, director of the popular documentary “Buck,” about MSU alumni Buck Brannaman, was the executive producer of “Unbranded.” MSU graduate Scott Chestnut edited the film. The film is now available to pre-order at unbrandedthefilm.com.


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