Born in Texas, Bud Force is a documentary/commercial filmmaker and photographer who specializes primarily in agriculture, outdoor lifestyle, and travel assignments. He is the co-director/ cinematographer of the feature film Cowboys: A Documentary Portrait, and founder/partner at the production companies Ultralite Films and 1922 Films. When not filmmaking, he spends his time with his family, traveling, and working on cattle ranches. Still fond of wanderlust, Bud lives with his wife and daughter in the Texas hill country.
John Langmore is an Austin, Texas, based photographer and co-director/producer of the award-winning feature length documentary film Cowboys: a Documentary Portrait. He is pursuing long-term personal projects. His first book, Open Range: America's Big-Outfit Cowboy, is the result of more than six years photographing on fourteen of the country's largest ranches. John's second book, Fault Lines: Portraits of East Austin, documents the rapidly disappearing communities of old East Austin.
“Cowboys” rides alongside working cowboys on some of America's biggest ranches that require full crews of horseback workers to tend cattle. Narrated through first-hand accounts from the cowboys themselves, the story explores the rewards and hardships of a celebrated but misunderstood way of life.