Outstanding film! My husband and I enjoyed it immensely. Highly recommend everyone see it!! Well done!!
- Roberta H.
"just oozed the Sandhills"
I just loved the film. It captured a simple, slow way of life on a family ranch with great story telling & humor, and just oozed the Sandhills.
"I saw 'Ocean of Grass'...loved it. Beautiful & timeless. Love for the Sandhills & it's people have never left me. So grateful for the lessons...even sharpening mower blades taught me patience in my youth."
- Marc E.
"This is a GREAT movie!"
- Joe G.
"emotional roller coaster"
It was an emotional roller coaster to watch. I laughed and cried!
- Melanie D.
"an awesome show"
This is an AWESOME show!! I encourage anyone to attend...not just the ranchers.
- Mary M.
Loved your film, so genuine but not sugar coated. I'm normally a clock watcher but when your film ended I said 'Oh no! It's over already!
"I watched it TWICE last night and will soon give it to my brother, who raises black cattle in the hilly Missouri Ozarks. Lovely!
- Karen M.
"if you love Nebraska"
Excellent! I'm so glad I was able to see this documentary. If you LOVE Nebraska, don't miss this!
- Jason T.
"connected with it"
Thank you for all the work you put into the film. I really enjoyed the film and connected with it. It's safe to say that everyone in the audience did as well!
- Mark W.
"Great movie! It brought back lots of memories for my husband who visited his grandfather's farm every summer in the Sand Hills."
- Judy B.
"It was truly amazing and a work of art. Brought me back to my teens growing up with cattle and horses. I was glued to the screen the whole time."
- Tyson K.
"We recently purchased this movie & received it very quickly. My husband laughed at how many times I cried & laughed at the film. We both thought it was incredibly well done and a must see. We couldn't recommend this movie more!"
- Jennifer G.
"Ordered & watched last night. Powerful. The real deal. Story of so many of our ranchers but particularly poignant... Real people helping each other in time of need."
- Kris R.
"(Joutras') depiction of a people and place without adornment or agenda is a cinematic rarity."
- Leo Adam Biga author of "Alexander Payne, His Journey in Film"
Your film is amazing!! You captured the grit & passion of the McGinns & their neighbors and the beauty of the Sandhills perfectly! Thank you!!
- Helen C.
"Totally unique, a sublime film with a focused eye"
"This movie is real! It tells the real story of the American rancher and accompanies that story with naturally beautiful scenery. A true American way of life."
- Christy U.
"The best film about contemporary Sandhills ranching."
- John F.
"go see it"
If you haven't seen this movie, GO SEE IT. If you've seen it, see it again. Very enjoyable.
- Julie G.
"it needs to go nationwide"
I am from Nebraska and got to see it while back there in North Platte. FABULOUS FILM, it needs to go nationwide.
- Jacquie B.
"would go again"
(saw the film) in Broken Bow & again in Kearney. Would go again, very awesome documentary!
- Ryan D.
The film was artistic and beautiful. Congratulations, so well done!
- Brian B.
This is an excellent documentary, especially for those who love Nebraska or have a connection to our beautiful state! Be sure to see it!
- Jane R.
It was wonderfully done and captured the remarkable beauty of the sandhills, and her people.
"An absolutely phenomenal documentary"
- Linda J.
Fabulous film...taking my husband today after seeing it yesterday. Great memories!
"Bought a copy of the DVD, watched today and loved it! Very well done...cowboys are sooo low-key and funny. You captured that attribute perfectly."
- Jayn L.
"make plans to see it"
If you have not seen this film yet, make plans to see it...What an amazing way to honor Nebraska beef producers.
"it was amazing!"
I finally got to see Ocean of Grass! It was amazing! It told the story of the Sandhills/ranching so well.
A great movie about great people in God’s country.
"What a great movie about ranch life!! It is a true picture of how much work goes into raising cattle!!"
- Linda M.
"What I found so endearing about the movie is that, though I don't know the people in the film, I know them under different names. They gather on stormy days around the table in the local cafe for coffee. I felt invested in the film."
- Caryl H.
"worth the watch"
I bought this and loved it! Just an absolute testament to the hard working cattlemen and beautiful grasslands. This land and its PEOPLE are National Treasures. The DVD is well worth the watch and the money.
- Linda M.
"Amazing film. I'm so thankful 8 members of my family spanning 3 generations attended together this past weekend. A great way to celebrate our ranching heritage."
- Amber F.
"A movie where the audience applauds when it is over. Truly stunning!!"
- Margie G.
"I bought one for every branch of the family tree and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed it!"
- Sara B.
"love their animals"
Truly showed how livestock people love what they do & how much they love their animals. I hope you have great success in getting this into larger urban areas to help alleviate some of the myths & rumors people in Ag face.
- Suzy K.
A beautiful movie about ranching in Nebraska Sandhills. It was so good, I am going again today...you don't want to miss this artful documentary.
"a worthy watch"
This is such a worthy watch!! If you haven't seen it yet, mark your calendar and go!
- Sheri L.
Tom Larson's musical score works wonderfully to reinforce the filmmakers' vision.
"I have been waiting"
I LOVE this movie and am so happy that it is finally on DVD. I have been waiting!
- Marguerite L.
Not a typical Hollywood drama - the drama comes as the viewer allows him/herself to virtually transcend beyond the screen & embrace the raw reality of this lifestyle.
- Karla D.
"I've seen it multiple times. Heartwarming, which is good when it's 14 below."
- Rory B.
The audience, which was spellbound, sat for a long time after the film was over, then ROARED and CLAPPED! It was amazing.
- Patsy S.
" Flawlessly shot and artfully edited, I was really moved by the story and your admiration & affection for your subjects."
- Michelle Kantor Founder, Cinefemme Los Angeles, CA
Everyone will find scenes that touch their emotions.
- Ed W.
"full of feeling and emotion"
I have it! I love it! This film is full of feeling and emotion - it's terrific! Watched it twice so far. It ain't easy being a rancher or a farmer!
- Carol E.
"Go people!! It is a GREAT show!! So real!!"
- Becky R.
"Loved it...makes me want to get back out to the Sandhills of Nebraska, so beautiful!!!!"
- Jan E.
"Best way to grow up"
From this old farm girl....I loved it. Best way to grow up in the country.
"Really powerful, emotional. A very moving and intimate story with breathtaking scenery. And it clearly struck a chord with the audience."
- Tom L
I couldn't wait to see this documentary, last week I did, and it hasn't left my mind since...I knew it would be heartfelt, TRUE GRIT, and touch the memories of many. I was crying within a minute, and throughout, and with laughter and continuous smiles mixed in.
"I really enjoyed this film and learned new things about the Sandhills. I would recommend watching this!"
- Kay V.
"A truly FABULOUS film! GO SEE IT!"
- Kari B.
You will laugh, cry and fall in love all over again with ranch life in the Sandhills of Nebraska. Thank you for this masterpiece that is hands down my favorite film of all time.
- Tessa Q.
It was such a wonderful show, should be in ALL the theaters in our state!
"If you are from Nebraska, this is a must! Every Christmas tree needs this under it!"
- JoAnne B.
Such a great film! Beautifully photographed and so interesting. I felt great admiration for the families who are featured -- and the ones I know who live similar lives.
- Carla H.
Wow! What an amazing film! I loved every minute of it.
- Becki S.
"This is the most amazing film! Loved watching this!"
- Pat H.
"I have the video - watched it and loved it! I grew up on a farm in South Dakota."
- Ken M.
Thank you for doing this film- so much education about the McGinn family & the sandhills- love this part of Nebraska.
"You have made an exceptional movie that I am sharing with my neighbors."
- Cade H.
"A great show! Tells it like it is!"
- Chuck M.
"We watched this movie the day after Christmas. What a wonderful film, we really enjoyed it!!"
- JoAnn T.
It was amazing! The cinematography, music, and the insight into the lives of the multi-generational Sandhills ranchers was outstanding! Hope you have additional showings throughout the state so others can be informed and enriched!
"we LOVED it"
Saw the movie with my Mom & we LOVED it. Mr. McGinn had us in tears and stitches. Feeding range cubes out his pickup window & sitting with his coffee had us both tearing up. My Dad's favorite thing was to get a box of donuts, a cup of coffee, the OWH & head to the pasture. He'd find his herd and park in the middle of them.
"People need to see the hardships & sacrifice ranch families go through to see what's really at stake. It's a way of life, not a job."
- Flyin O Ranch
"I bought OCEAN OF GRASS...It is AWESOME. I ranched in the Sandhills for over 15 years in my youth. This family film is true to ranch life. Your whole family will learn & enjoy."
- Bill H.
"This is a GREAT film for anyone who loves the country life and farming & ranching. I've seen it and would go to see it again."
- Betty E.
"My husband and I...country boy & city girl...watched it today and we both loved it!."
- Theresa K.
"My mother grew up in Thedford, Nebraska. I bought this for her, she loved it!"
- Erika G.
"an impressive achievement that showcases ranching with a meditative touch"
"A must for every Christmas stocking!"
- Joanne B.
"We've watched it three times"
- Mary M.
You may not know the people in the film, but you know people just like them: they gather around a big table at the restaurant on rainy days, talk land & cattle & machines. Most days they are on the land, working it, loving it, & hating it. This is a beautiful film, and well worth the time.
"beautiful and phenomenal"
A most BEAUTIFUL & PHENOMENAL documentary! One might need to go more than once as I saw more in depth the second time!
- Linda J.
My sister and I took our parents Sunday evening. We all LOVED it!!!!! So good. So interesting!!
- Tamie T.
"I bought this movie as a Christmas gift to myself.....I just finished watching it and it was everything I expected it to be."
- Timothy S.
"Love this, I can watch it again and again, they captured it!!!!"
- Bonnie P.
"Love this show. One of the best movies I've ever seen. It's so honest and down to earth. We need more of that these days."
- Joyce L.
At the end, you just feel good. We need more of these movies.
You can sense the filmmakers respect for the Sandhills region...
Put me down for 30 DVD's...that was tremendous.
- Rich F.
(The film contains characters) as complex as any that our fellow Nebraskans Henry Fonda or Marlon Brando created.
- William G.
"own a copy"
Excellent movie. Went to the theater to see it. Knew then I would buy it if it became available on DVD. Now I own a copy.
- Deb R.
"powerful & proud"
Wonderful experience. Powerful. Proud to be a Nebraskan. Proud of my ranching family’s heritage. You captured it all in your film.
- Mark H.
"Such a dynamic story...what a great family!"
- Laura M.
An incredibly realistic, deeply beautiful film about ranching in the Sandhills. It utterly captured the culture, ethos & authenticity of the ranching community. A visually breathtaking film that fully demonstrates the rich landscapes of Nebraska.
"This movie was awesome"
This movie was awesome!! Could really relate as a rancher's daughter. Also, informs folks what a rancher goes through to get beef on their table.
- Beth L.
"We watched it last night and definitely a good choice! THANK YOU for making the movie and sharing your life with us."
- Renee A.
" Anyone who wonders about the 'real' ranching, not the Hollywood or cheesy 'Yellowstone' variety, should see this film. It's wonderful. Highly recommend it! Easy to order and the service is great!"
- Marty S.
"I viewed the film 'Ocean of Grass' yesterday. Couldn't get it out of my mind this morning. I kind of felt like I'd gone home for a visit!"
- San Diego, CA.
" My wife and I just received and watched our DVD. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Beautifully written and the cinematography was excellent."
- Cliff S.
"My Christmas gift of your DVD to two family members was a hit!!! They were so surprised and LOVED the movie."
- Ruth S.
"one of the best"
I wanted to let you know I LOVED Ocean Of Grass. Such a beautiful story. Truly one of the best shows ever, shows the spirit & hearts that make this place special.
"my third viewing"
Great story and photography!! This is my THIRD viewing. It's well worth seeing.
- Joe C.
"Got this for my husband for Christmas. He grew up in the Sandhills. He LOVED IT !!"
- Pamela S.
"a glimpse of ranch life"
It gives a glimpse of ranch life in the Sandhills and how one family has made it work for 130 years....no small feat! The photography was wonderful too!! I really enjoyed it!
"Ordered this heart-warming film about the joys and struggles of real people, honest, hard-working, and salt-of-the-earth human beings. Beautiful scenery. I will watch it again and again."
- Peggy W.
"totally enjoyed it"
My 2nd time seeing it & my husband's first. He totally enjoyed it and coming from a farming background could relate to the calving season. We really enjoyed the Q&A afterwards. Georg, your journey to make this film is truly amazing!
- Becky W.
"Purchased this movie and have already watched it twice!"
- Janet W.
"Defines a new genre of documentary film..."
"Great movie, loved it. I'll never complain about feeding cows in the winter again."