"Go west, young man, to Deadman Creek, and the quixotic world of Matt Sandvoss, a Wild West-obsessed visionary who straddles the line between big dreamer and boy at heart. Despite great personal heartache, Matt doggedly pursues his plan to construct a replica of an Old-West town in a remote part of British Columbia, complete with a saloon and a gaggle of villainous gunfighters, cheerfully led by his dad, Monte. Matt's mission raises questions for Gerald Carter, a Cree resident of Deadman Creek—about the age-old stereotypes of cowboys and Indians, the easy 'commodification' of sacred land, and the troubling disparity between fantasy and history. Deadman's tranquil pacing and glorious vistas gently build to a climactic, clever and moving showdown between two opposing camps, between an ancient, peaceful way of life and the seductive yet violent mythology of the Wild West."
-- National Film Board of Canada