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COTTON YANCEY - 12/30/2014: Height=5’10”Age =66
cottonyancey@ – 601-238-3332
___2015 - March - ELDERLY FARMER in "FREE STATE OF JONES" starring Matthew McConahey
___2015 – Jan – GRANDFATHER HUNTER for PRIMOS COMMERCIAL – MAD GENIUS PRODUCTIONS

___2014 – Nov-Dec – BACKGROUND WRANGLER/BACKGROUND CASTING for “LIFE AT THESE SPEEDS” produced Tom Butterfield, Scott Alvarez, Frank Vitolo and Peter Holden, directed by Leif Tilden.

___2014 – Nov. – casting assistant and performance coach with Morgan Casting –
Matthew Morgan/Casting Director for “Life at These Speeds” – filming Nov.-Dec. – 2014.

___2014 – Oct. – featured as Cowboy in Diner in “Battlecreek” directed by Alison Eastwood –
Morgan Casting

___2014 – Sept.-Oct. – featured as Cowboy in “DIXIELAND” written and directed by
HANK BEDFORD, PRODUCER – KATIE CALHOON - – Morgan Casting.

___2014 – August – casting assistant and performance coach with Morgan Casting –
Matthew Morgan/Casting Director for “WORRY DOLLS” – filming in fall of 2014.

___2014 – August – casting assistant and performance coach with Morgan Casting –
Matthew Morgan/Casting Director for “DIXIELAND” – filming in fall 2014.

___2014 – July-August - casting assistant and performance coach with Morgan Casting –
Matthew Morgan/Casting Director for feature length film “THE HOLLARS,” directed by and starring
JOHN KRASINSKI –

___2013 – NOV-DEC – featured extra in “GET ON UP” the story of James Brown directed by TATE TAYLOR - Tammy Smith Casting.

___2013 – OCT. – PRINCIPLE SPEAKING ROLE (as an “average Joe type” – comedy improv) in commercial and training film for DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD. produced by TIMES FLY PRODUCTIONS, JACKSON, MS. – Sharon Ward Casting

` ___2013 – Aug.-Sept. – casting assistant and performance coach for Casting Director – Matthew Morgan – Morgan Casting
“THE SOUND AND THE FURY,” directed by and starring JAMES FRANCO –

>>>>>___2013 – OCT. – SPEAKING ROLE as the DOCTOR (dramatic) - in William Faulkner’s “THE SOUND AND THE FURY,” directed by and starring JAMES FRANCO – filming September - October, 2013. – Morgan Casting

___2013 –AUG. - LEAD ROLE in “book trailer” for HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND HARCOURT PUBLISHING, produced by MAD GENIUS PRODUCTIONS, JACKSON, MS – “HOW TO CATCH A BOGLE” – a children’s book by CATHERINE JINKS, currently featured on the internet. ?v=E7lMDqslWks

___2013 –AUG. - extra in UMMC commercial – Sharon Ward Casting
___2012 – Featured Extra in “RUMORS OF WARS” – filmed in DECEMBER, 2012
___1964-Present – Musician, Singer, Writer, Poet and Entertainer signed to United Artist (‘70s), Copa Records (‘80s), Southpaw Records (‘90s).
___1984-PRESENT – Media room manager and liaison for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association National Finals Rodeo (Our Superbowl) held in Las Vegas each December, managing over 200 media outlets and their relationships with all contestants, dignitaries, and celebrities for 10 sold out performances; 17,500 in attendance per night.
___1988-PRESENT – Horseback Announcer, Entertainer and Host at major Pro-Rodeos across the U.S.
___2003-2009 – hosted 2 different hunting shows on cable TV - “Shooters,” produced by Hunting Across America Productions, and “Mississippi Trophy Hunters,” produced by MTH.
___1984-Present – various radio and television commercials in different localities across the South and Midwest.
___1975-Present – various music videos
DIRECTING:
___2011 - DIRECTED my first feature length documentary film for FRASCO FILM PRODUCTIONS, JACKSON, MS, entitled “MISSISSIPPI JUCO – THE TOUGHEST FOOTBALL LEAGUE IN AMERICA,” telling the story of the exceptional football programs within the Mississippi Junior College System and the last chance mentality of its players.
SKILLS:
Cowboy, Horses, Horseback Shooting, Horse Drawn Wagon Driver(Skinner), Roping, Weapons, Guns, Shooting, Archery, Hunting, Fishing, , Golf, Swimming, Motorcycling, Football and Baseball Coaching, Announcing, Host, Polo, Scuba Diving, Sky Diving, Event Management, Production Management, Photography, Documentary Directing, Singing, Band Leader, Voiceover, Music Production, Fund Raising, Auctioneer, Narration, Average computer skills, Ability to drive most anything including stick shift, tractors, and some heavy equipment.
Accents – American, Southern Gentleman, Redneck
___Currently enrolled in Film and Video Technology at Hinds Community College, Pearl, MS

Videos

Credits

  • Atone

    Atone (2017)
    Film (Action) Actor Former special ops soldier, Laura Bishop, shows up for work at the largest church in America and is forced to take down a team of hijackers when she learns her daughter is trapped inside.

  • Replicate

    Replicate (2017)
    Film (Sci-Fi) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Blood Country

    Blood Country (2017)
    Film (Western) Actor A true story of murder, injustice and disorder in Mississippi following the Civil War, based on the short story "The Outlaw, the Sheriff, and the Governor" by Robert E. Jones.

  • A Sinner's Song

    A Sinner's Song (2017)
    Film (Short and Western) Actor A mysterious man stumbles into a diner in the deep south with a tall tale about devils and demons. Perhaps his story is all talk, or perhaps not.

  • Her Calling

    Her Calling (2017)
    Film (Short, Drama and History) Actor Based on true events surrounding Mansfield Female College, the first female college west of the Mississippi, 'Her Calling' tells the story of a young female student forced to give up her studies and become a nurse during the Civil War, always holding true to her passion.

  • 1 Mile to You

    1 Mile to You (2017)
    Film (Drama, Romance and Sport) Actor LIFE AT THESE SPEEDS is an uplifting and emotional romantic drama about the power of our happiest memories to sustain us in the worst of times. After a teenager's best friends die in a tragic accident, he finds that running allows him to remember them perfectly. Running, however, also brings him a certain notoriety, and he soon finds himself caught between keeping the past alive and making new memories in the present.

  • Don't Come Around Here

    Don't Come Around Here (2017)
    Film (Drama) Actor When he learns that his father may not have much longer to live, Chuck goes back to the home he ran away from. There he must come to terms with his troubled brother Lenny, his own fears, and a secret he has been hiding for years.

  • The Lounge

    The Lounge (2017)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Six high school teachers are in danger of losing their jobs as budget cuts threaten to eliminate extracurriculars. They must prove their worth as both teachers and people in order to save electives.

  • It's Time

    It's Time (2017)
    Film (Drama) Casting department The story of Ole Miss Rebel defensive back Chucky Mullins, who in 1989 became paralyzed after making a tackle against Vanderbilt player Brad Gaines. Chucky and Brad were forever linked by that play and a relationship was born out of tragedy. Written by Daniel Barham

  • Bare Knuckle

    Bare Knuckle (2016)
    Film (Short and Action) Actor The Boxer, a quiet man with a history of losing fights, comes to Mickey McDonnell begging for a fight, but the only thing he can offer the failed pugilist is an impossible match with Bruiser, an unbeaten brute twice the boxer's size, and if he loses he owes Mickey twenty fights as payback.

  • Poison Tree Blues

    Poison Tree Blues (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Malcolm goes looking for his drug addict brother and gets drawn into an underworld of meth and corruption.

  • Strange Weather

    Strange Weather (2016)
    Film (Adventure and Drama) Actor A poignant, lyrical drama about a mother (Hunter), who, in an effort to deal with the grief over the death of her son, travels the back roads of the deep south to settle a score. A story of grief and forgiveness, of looking inward to find a way to move forward.

  • The Magnificent Seven

    The Magnificent Seven (2016)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Western) Actor Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

  • Porches and Private Eyes

    Porches and Private Eyes (2016)
    Film (Comedy and Mystery) Actor When Jimmy Preston goes missing in the small town of Brookhaven, Mississippi, the gossip circle formed by three women (Ann, Jenny and Patsy) become amateur detectives in an effort to solve his disappearance.

  • Free State of Jones

    Free State of Jones (2016)
    Film (Action, Biography, Drama, History and 1 More) Actor Set during the Civil War, Free State of Jones tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War. Written by STX Entertainment

  • BATTLECREEK

    BATTLECREEK (2014)
    Film COWBOY IN DINER

  • BATTLECREEK

    BATTLECREEK (2014)
    Film by ALYSON EASTWOOD/DIRECTOR CASTING ASSISTANT/PERFORMANCE COACH

  • LIFE AT THESE SPEEDS

    LIFE AT THESE SPEEDS (2014)
    Film by PETER HOLDEN/PRODUCER BACKGROUND CASTING

  • LIFE AT THESE SPEEDS

    LIFE AT THESE SPEEDS (2014)
    Film by LEIF TILDEN/DIRECTOR BACKGROUND ACTOR

  • LIFE AT THESE SPEEDS

    LIFE AT THESE SPEEDS (2014)
    Film by SOTT ALVAREZ/PRODUCER CASTING ASSISTANT/ PERFORMANCE COACH

  • LIFE AT THESE SPEEDS

    LIFE AT THESE SPEEDS (2014)
    Film by TOM BUTTERFIELD/PRODUCER PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

  • DIXIELAND

    DIXIELAND (2014)
    Film CASTING ASSISTANT/PERFORMANCE COACH

  • WORRY DOLLS

    WORRY DOLLS (2014)
    Film CASTING ASSISTANT/PERFORMANCE COACH

  • THE HOLLARS

    THE HOLLARS (2014)
    Film CASTING ASSISTANT/PERFORMANCE COACH

  • DIXIELAND

    DIXIELAND (2014)
    Film by HANK BEDFORD COWBOY

  • GET ON UP

    GET ON UP (2014)
    Film by Tate Taylor EXTRA - record producer backstage at Apollo

  • HOW TO CATCH A BOGLE

    HOW TO CATCH A BOGLE (2013)
    Commercial by MAD GENIUS LEAD - ALFRED BUNCE

  • THE SOUND AND THE FURY

    THE SOUND AND THE FURY (2013)
    Film by JAMES FRANCO DOCTOR

  • RUMORS OF WARS

    RUMORS OF WARS (2012)
    Film CHRISTIAN REFUGEE

  • Mississippi Juco the Toughest Football League in America

    Mississippi Juco the Toughest Football League in America (2012)
    Video (Documentary) Director This documentary profiles a little-known football league consisting of Mississippi junior colleges that compete fiercely every year for the championship of the conference, far away from the national spotlight that shines on the majority of collegiate gridiron battles in the United States. The League consists of fourteen junior colleges that play what some refer to as renegade ball, while others describe it as innovative.

  • Soul Existence

    Soul Existence
    Film (Drama and Mystery) Actor Reed Jensen- a troubled twenty-three year old laborer, awakens to find himself all alone in an unknown environment.

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