Quantum Cowboys

Geoff Marslett, USA 2022, 99’
Polish premiere
Palm Trees and Power Lines Roost

A parable about a journey by two friends through the Wild West in which a western intertwines with science fiction and scientific documentary, featuring live action shots and animation. Geoff Marslett’s fascinating film patchwork was awarded, among others, at the International Animated Film Festival in Annecy.

“I want people to feel a little bit of what it’s like to be in Arizona. The experience of two people doing something is different because of that space they’re sitting in. This movie’s very much about sitting in that space of Arizona. I think there’s more difference in sitting where I am in Ithaca, New York now, and sitting in Tucson, Arizona, than sitting in Tucson, Arizona in 1973 or 1873, that space pulls those time periods together,” Marslett explains.

Time Travel Western ‘Quantum Cowboys,’ Starring Lily Gladstone and David Arquette, Gallops Between Multiverses (

Magdalena Bartczak


  • Annecy International Animated FF 2022 – Best Original Music for a Feature Film
  • Champs-Élysées FF 2022 – Audience Award for the Best American Feature Film

Geoff Marslett

Geoff Marslett is a director, writer, producer, animator and actor. His career started with the punk rock animated short Monkey vs. Robot before directing two narrative films MARS and Loves Her Gun, as well as producing on and acting in the experimental feature documentary Yakona. He has appeared onscreen in films like Thou Wast Mild and Lovely and Tombstone Rashomon and even a TV guest staring role as the unibomber. He currently resides in Austin, Texas and Boulder, Colorado splitting his time between filmmaking and teaching. His work has won awards at numerous festivals.

Selected filmography

1999  Monkey Versus Robot (short)

2006  Bubblecraft (short)

2010  Mars

2013  Loves Her Gun

2017  Perhaps I Was T/Here (short)

2017  The Day Before (short)

2018  Everything Changes (short)

2019  The Phantom 52 (short)

2022  Quantum Cowboys

Cast & Crew

director Geoff Marslett
screenplay Geoff Marslett, Howe Gelb
cinematography Jon Firestone, Adam J. Minnick
editing Ian Holden, Matt Latham, Tom Wilson
music Howe Gelb, Maciej Zieliński
cast Kiowa Gordon, John Way, Lily Gladstone, David Arquette, Frank Mosley, John Doe, Neko Case
producer William Way, Melodie Sisk, Geoff Marslett
production Fit Via Vi Film Productions, Artless Media, Minnow Mountain, Mystery Meat Media, Swerve Pictures
sales Geoff Marslett
language English, Spanish
coloration colour & b&w
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