Feature-length film focus on the world of Indian gaming
Aspen, CO — Marcos Rodriguez and David Traub, the team behind the recent Steve Jobs biopic jOBS, have signed on as executive producers the documentary film Neon Buffalo. The film will explore the the social revolution of gaming on Indian lands, from its roots in traditional games of chance to the battles with law enforcement earlier in the last century.
The filmmakers believe that Indian gaming is an important part of the tapestry of American history. Neon Buffalo aims to explore the roots and significance of bingo halls and roulette wheels on Indian Lands. Neon Buffalo is told from the perspective of the American Indians who fought for the right to open gaming halls on the reservations, and in so doing, fought for a new kind of independence.
“There’s an entirely different life taking place on Indian Lands and most Americans know very little about it,” said Rodriguez. “With Neon Buffalo movie we can take the audience inside that life and take a close look at one of the most dramatic and controversial elements — casino gambling. Today, American Indians are so closely associated with gaming halls and bright neon lights that it’s become almost a stereotype. However, the cultural history significance of Indian gaming is far deeper and more interesting.”
Neon Buffalo does not shy away from the dark side of gaming. While casinos and vacation destinations have been a boon for Indian landowners, the consequences of gambling addiction cannot be easily dismissed.
More information on the film is available here: http://neonbuffalo.com.
About the Producers
Marcos Rodriguez is a Cuban-American entrepreneur and founder of several media outlets. David Traub is a venture capitalist, philanthropist and entrepreneur with 25 years’ experience producing movies, concerts, and digital media.