2021 Dog Iron Film Festival winner

Will Rogers Memorial Museum Executive Director Tad Jones stands with the 2021 Dog Iron Film Festival winner Bryce Riedesel.

The “Big Crinoline” was recognized in the trick roping world of Will Rogers as the trick where the roper lets out all his rope. The “Big Crinoline Award,” the top film of the 2021 Dog Iron Film Festival features a photo of Will roping a Boston baseball team in 1909.

Reining in the award is Bryce Riedesel, a Rogers County native and member of a longtime Verdigris family and a former Rogers State University student. “the Devil’s Promenade,” directed by Riedesel, won first and a Dog Iron Award in the “Made in Oklahoma Shorts” category of the Festival contest and claimed the top award by vote of the judges. He describes it as an “inspired film.”

After leaving RSU, Riedesel went to New York, where he worked in an editing capacity for an agency and was able to gain ties to some bigger projects. He has returned home and with a team is currently working for Disney and ABC News on a “True Crime” documentary.

Riedesel, son of David and Kathy, visited the Museum often as a child, but picking up the award was his first visit since leaving after college.

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