Dawood spent four months in residence at Wysing, making contact with local people and groups to invite them to take part in the film: a jockey, trainer and two thoroughbred racehorses from the nearby town of Newmarket; an all-Chinese football team, currently in the 5th Division; a Western re-enactment group The Outlaws; a local choir The Fairhaven Singer; a soprano from the Royal Danish Opera who sang Wagner's Valkyrie; plus guest appearances by well-known artists and countless local villagers who came in costume to try out for a part in open casting sessions.
Feature was conceived and filmed as a series of performances linked by an overarching narrative of The Battle of Little Big Horn, possibly the most famous war between Native Americans and Federal Government. Scenic backdrops which interface with the landscape have been inserted into a series of mock-historical vignettes interlaced with fictional interludes all featuring a cast of well known artists and musicians alongside local performers. These dislocations aim to challenge the residual idea of authenticity and create a new open-ended text that feeds back into a narrative dynamic - that of the process itself. At the same time the film engages a critical inquiry into the Western as a site for mediation and colonial critique.