I know the strangest darn folks, even worse they introduce me to their friends. My good buddy, author Sam Moffie decided that my life was not complete, I needed to meet Jack N. Young. Throwing caution to the wind, I said OK.

So began a curious, yet delightful friendship. Jack Young is 85 years young. He is, or rather, was, a Hollywood stuntman. If you love westerns from the 50’s and 60’s you have seen Jack Young in action.

Jack has more stories than I can recall. I remember telling him to write a book, I got a stern “NO”. Any book would be written after his death.

I was not about to argue with a man that had been shot at, trampled by horses, months in hospital etc.

Jack has a gem. He shared it with me. A screen play called Sunset At Ironwater Flats. I tried my best with the few Hollywood types I know.

I won’t name names, but I heard the same story, no-one makes westerns anymore. Westerns are done!

Jack Young has a different opinion. And I agree with him. If you really want something, you have to do it yourself. He rounded up some friends and shot a scene from the script.

I love it. It is well framed, well edited, it is a winner!

Simon Barrett

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