Jack Rebney and Buda - September 2011 Cabin Remains - August 2012


UPDATE 9/27/12 - Jack Rebney asked us to share this message with you:



"The old saw, 'Do Me A Kindness', has come home to roost.

I am enormously appreciative of your kindness, generosity and cookies that have appeared in my mailbox over the last few weeks.  My heartfelt thanks to all of you for your well wishes. Buda and I are getting happiness, joy and pleasure as a result of the response of our friends. After all of the above, do you believe any of that shit?

It wasn't the sky that was falling, it was the trees that were blowing up across."


-- Jack




Dear friends & fans of Jack Rebney,

Jack Rebney's home was destroyed in the Ponderosa wildfire in Northern California last week.

We are grateful to report that Jack's neighbors were able to rescue him and his dog Buda, just before the fire reached his cabin.


Sadly, Jack's home and his belongings were completely destroyed.

We've been in touch with Jack over the past week, and he would like people to know that he and Buda are OK, and that with the help of his family and friends, he is getting relocated, and plans to stay in Northern California.

If you feel moved, please let Jack know that you are thinking of him, and share your well wishes and words of encouragement. You can write to Jack directly at:

Jack Rebney
P.O. BOX 492
Manton, CA 96059

We will continue to be in touch with Jack over the coming weeks and months, and will share any updates via the film's Facebook and Twitter pages.


UPDATE 9/5: Thank you for all your emails and tweets. Like many of you, our initial reaction was to set up a relief fund, but Jack asked us not to. We wanted people to have a way to connect with Jack directly, and he gave us permission to share his information here.


With gratitude,


The WINNEBAGO MAN Documentary Filmmakers


Ben Steinbauer

Joel Heller

Malcolm Pullinger