Special Jury Citation for Best Short Documentary at SLIFF
Winner of the 2013 Utah Short Film of the Year Award
Winner of the 2013 Salt Lake City Weekly Arty for Best Short Film
In 1875, the Horn Silver Mine was discovered in the red rock cliffs of southwestern Utah. The town of Frisco was born and quickly became one of the most economically productive and notoriously violent towns in the Wild West. Boomtown blends found audio interviews of the town sheriff and other remaining inhabitants, recorded just before their deaths, with images of the decaying ghost town in 2011. Letting the community speak for itself, this film rediscovers the forgotten characters, stories, rumors, and legends of Frisco, Utah. Full documentary to be released online shortly.