Local Preston Randolph working on documentary film: "All We've Lost"

(Cody, Wyo.) - Local filmmaker Preston Randolph is working on a new documentary that covers a historical Montana murder case. The film is titled: "All We've Lost." It is a feature documentary film covering the contemporary events within the case of Montana prisoner, Barry Beach. The film focuses on the human experience of such a case and how it impacts the lives of all those involved. "I'm passionate about producing films that have meaningful plots, social relevance and reveal the human condition," Randolph said. "This case, and film, do just that." Barry Beach was convicted of murdering Montana valedictorian Kim Nees in 1979. Beach confessed to the crime, however, shortly thereafter he insisted that the confession was coerced. In 2011, he was released from prison after serving 27 years; but, in 2013 the Montana Supreme Court voided the decision to grant Beach a new trial, and he was sent back to prison where he remains today. This case has received national attention over the years. Currently, Montana Governor Bullock is overlooking the case to decide whether or not he will grant clemency. This event will be the climax of the film. Randolph and his team have been working on this project for two years and have logged 180 hours of footage. Randolph adds, "This is my first feature length documentary, and I feel it will be the best film I have ever produced." "All We've Lost" is expected to be released sometime in late 2016/early 2017. [image: 0 (2).jpg] Randolph, founder and owner of Cactus Productions in Cody, always knew he wanted to make films. He grew up with a passion for it, and actually began creating short-films at the age of 7. Cactus Productions began in 2008 and has since grown into a successful film making business here in Cody. In 2012, CP produced "The Summer of '81" and earned top honors at the Wyoming Short Film Contest. In 2013, Cactus Productions was awarded Best Wyoming Film from the Wyoming Historical Society. Over the years, Randolph has had multiple offers to move his talent to bigger cities and companies across the country, but he has no desire to leave. "Cody is an amazing place, and it's home. I'm lucky to be able to follow my dream and do what I love here." Randolph is also passionate about giving back to the community and inspiring its youth. You'll often find him at Cody High School talking with students about film making. He invites award winning guests too. Davis Coombe, film editor of Saving Face, Chasing Ice, LEGO Brickumentary, was the latest special guest. [image: 24566fd3-1ea1-462a-8d01-f4be5b1e1975.jpg] *Above: Davis Coombe joins the conversation with Cody High School students interested in film production. * *[image: 0 (3).jpg]* *All photos courtesy of Mike Vanata: Preston Randolph, owner of Cactus Productions / Pitchengine Communities* #reboot #news -- ::: *Jenna Mayer* Community Engagement at Pitchengine | Facebook | 307.222.1254 PitchEngine™ | *Connecting Communities* | Twitter | Facebook