Documentary Short

Compton Cowboys


Documentary Short


Creative Development
Live Action
Social Content

In a year that left this country unmoored, Mikayla Gamble and Dane Del Deo found a way to break through the chaos and tell the beautiful, poignant story of the Compton Cowboys. They shifted the focus away from the trauma and toward the dignity of the Cowboys—and the healing impact they've had on their community and beyond. Filmed in Santa Barbara, we captured the Cowboys riding on the beach for the very first time.

Los York
Directors: Mikayla Gamble, Dane Del Deo
Executive Producers: Leticia Gurjao, Gina Tolleson
Producer: Gabby Rodriguez
DOP: Patrick Barraza
Underwater DOP: Tate Larrick
Audio: Sarah Clevinger
PA: Piper Davis

Editor/Sound Design/Color: Mikayla Gamble
Music: Roswell Sounds
Post-Producer: Brian Keegan

Santa Barbara Magazine
Executive Editor: Gina Tolleson
Photographer: Dewey Nicks
Animal (Horse) Trainer: Graham Goodfield

Compton Cowboys
Randall Hook (Randy Savvy)
Kenneth Atkins (Stona Mane)
Layton Bereal (Lay)
Anthony Harris Sr. (Ant Dogg)
Terrence Hurd (T-Man)
Charles Harris Jr.(Ceejay)
Carlton Hook (Carlton)