American Coyote

By Imperative Entertainment and Pegalo Pictures

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 Dec 1, 2020


Between 1987 and 2001, one American crossed over 1000 migrants from Mexico into the United States, using a variety of wild, comical and harrowing schemes to outwit authorities on both sides of the border. This is the story of a legendary man and unlikely hero, Elden Kidd, who supported his family of five as a Coyoté and gave countless others a chance at a better life. American Coyote is a 10-episode series launching December 1, with new episodes publishing every Tuesday morning.

Episode Date
A Worthwhile Danger | Chapter 8
The border Elden returns to as a Coyote is now more dangerous than ever before, yet he is also more skilled and daring. As smuggling operations pick back up, Elden brings an old, familiar face back into the fold as his reliable partner.
Jan 12, 2021
The Straight and Narrow | Chapter 7
Now back home with his family, Elden tries to return to work -- specifically legal work. But he knows where his true skills are and the call of the Coyote lifestyle ultimately proves too strong.
Jan 05, 2021
La Tumba | Chapter 6
As Elden's freedom remains elusive, his situation only grows more dire. The prison's director decides to make the large, lone gringo into entertainment, forcing him to fight bi-weekly in boxing matches for the rest of the prison population. However, a local visitor soon comes to Elden's aide, allowing him a new opportunity at freedom.
Dec 29, 2020
Toluca | Chapter 5
Elden's story takes a dark turn as he finds himself incarcerated in one of Mexico's most dangerous and corrupt maximum security prisons. There, he struggles with being separated from his family, faces danger at every turn, and realizes that survival is his only option.
Dec 22, 2020
Operation Gatekeeper | Chapter 4
As immigration and border enforcement move into the national spotlight, Elden discovers his old routes won't work anymore, so he has to find new, more dangerous paths to continue his people smuggling operation— eventually finding himself in an unpredictable situation that will begin the darkest chapters of his life.
Dec 15, 2020
Por Una Vida Mejor | Chapter 3
Tim finds himself in trouble with Mexican authorities and goes into hiding, forcing Elden to continue operations on his own. His creativity leads to some hilarious and harrowing crossings, and he completes his transformation into a true coyoté: capable, respected and not to be trifled with.
Dec 08, 2020
Pasar | Chapter 2
Elden tries to balance family life with his new career path— working as a people smuggler. Evading authorities and other smugglers is hard work, and things start off rocky, but he finds his footing, recruits some help from an old friend, and sees an opportunity to make a living in the illicit trade.
Dec 01, 2020
Ayúdanos | Chapter 1
The origin story of Elden Kidd details his sun-soaked Mormon upbringing, early trauma and injustice, and a harrowing mission to Northern Ireland at the height of "The Troubles". During this time, Elden's views on society are forged and he emerges a freethinker determined to follow his own path. One night, while guiding rafting tours in Mexico, Elden discovers two young stowaways in the back of his tour van and his life is forever changed.
Dec 01, 2020
TRAILER: American Coyote
This is the story of Elden Kidd, a legendary coyote and unlikely hero, who helped over 1000 migrants come to the United States from Mexico.  American Coyote is a 10-episode series launching December 1, with new episodes publishing every Tuesday morning.
Nov 08, 2020